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Antibiotic

Overuse Of Antibiotics Leads To Killer Bacteria

The World Health Organisation and researchers in developed world have long warned that “superbugs” are spreading rapidly due to the particularly high use of antibiotics in intensive care units, where patients are sickest and strong drugs are prescribed as routine. And the latest data and analysis of Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI) at Bangabandhu…

Neurofibrillary tangles

Tauopathy Process Leading To Brain Cell Death

The two primary hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease are clumps of sticky amyloid-beta (Aβ); protein fragments known as amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles of a protein called tau. Abnormal accumulations of both proteins are needed to drive the death of brain cells, or neurons. But scientists still have a lot to learn about how amyloid impacts…

Microbial life

Microbes: Contribute To Metabolic Changes During Pregnancy

The possible existence of unseen microbial life from ancient times; such as in Jain scriptures from the 6th century BC India and the 1st century BC book. Microbiology; the scientific study of microorganisms, began with their observation under the microscope in the 1670s by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. In the 1850s, Louis Pasteur found that microorganisms caused food spoilage; debunking the theory of spontaneous generation. Metabolism…

Open-angle glaucoma

Statin Use Linked To Lower Risk For Glaucoma

Statin use may lower the risk for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG); according to a study published online May 2 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Jae H. Kang, Sc.D., from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston; colleagues evaluated the association between elevated cholesterol levels and statin use and incident POAG among participants (age, ≥40 years) in the Nurses’…

Hypoparathyroidism

Parathyroid Hormone Was Safe And Effective Over 6 Years

Hypoparathyroidism is a disorder of mineral homeostasis characterize by deficient or absent parathyroid hormone. The associate clinical findings are hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, and reduce tubular reabsorption of calcium, often leading to hypercalciuria. Conventional treatment with oral calcium and activate vitamin D (calcitriol) doesn’t always maintain normal serum calcium levels and also doesn’t restore other physiologic actions…

Tumors

Profound Insights Into Tumors' Unique Genetic Features

Large libraries of cancer cell lines collections of cells that represent tumor types seen in cancer patients; but can yield profound insights into tumors’ unique genetic features; and their sensitivities to current and potential treatments. The data produced by these libraries is invaluable for developing new therapeutic options for patients. Such is the case with…

Pregnancy-death

Opioids: Pregnancy-Related Death In New Utah Moms

The researcher new study at the University of Utah Health found that drug-induced death is the most common cause of pregnancy-death in Utah. Postpartum women who have previously or currently struggle with substance abuse are at greater risk of overdosing. The research team explored the need for continued substance abuse counseling; access to naloxone prescriptions…

Radio daignosis

offers a cheaper and safer alternative to medical X-rays

Researches shows that Medical tests such as X-rays, CT scans and PET scans are vital tools for diagnosing diseases. Because While there are numerous benefits to these types of tests;therefore  they can expose patients to higher than normal doses of radiation. Exposure to too much radiation from medical imaging can increase the risk of cancer;…