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Light on ‘Black Box’ of Inpatient Opioids Use

The researches fins that the opioids use  for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared with their hospitalized peers who are not given opioids; according to research led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The opioids use…

Pharmacology

Life Threatening Reaction to Common Antibiotic

The study find that the life-threatening reaction to a commonly prescribed antibiotic vancomycin. Studies led by Murdoch University and Vanderbilt University scientist Professor Elizabeth Phillips have also led to the development of a rapid and inexpensive test to identify the gene responsible. Routine testing for this gene could improve patient safety and reduce unnecessary avoidance…

Forgotten Organs such as the spleen hold clues about the disease's effect on the body

Forgotten Organs May Hold Clues To New Type-2 Diabetes Treatment

Forgotten Organs; Immune disorders associated with type 2 diabetes could be better managed thanks to new research that shows that “forgotten organs” such as the spleen hold clues about the disease’s effect on the body. The new findings, published in Metabolomics today (Monday 10 June) found that important organs such as the spleen, kidneys and…

Placenta

Placenta Contains Community Of Microorganisms: Evidence Found

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine previously found evidence that the placenta harbors; a sparse but still present community of microorganisms, which they and other researchers found that it may contribute to key functions in pregnancy, including immunity.  There has been some debate about our and others’ findings in the placenta. Because it is a…

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Hormone Signals Secreted By Adipocytes Increase Food Intake

Hormone; In a new study, Yale researchers offer insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in appetite, overeating, and obesity. Their findings advance knowledge about leptin and weight gain, and also suggest a potential strategy for developing future weight-loss treatments, they said. The study, led by investigators at Yale and Harvard, was…

blood THC levels of between two to five nanograms per millilitre

Low THC Levels Not Linked To Increased Risk Of Car Crashes

Low THC Levels; Canadian drug-impaired driving laws penalize drivers found to have blood THC levels of between two to five nanograms per millilitre. However, new research led by the University of British Columbia suggests that THC levels less than five nanograms/ml of blood do not lead to an increase risk of causing car crashes in…

Hematology

Reliable Method to Continuously Monitor Sickle Cell Disease

The study find that the Sickle cell disease is a hereditary disorder that affects red blood cells, therefore distorting their natural disc shape into a crescent moon or “sickle” shape. Normal red blood cells move freely through small vessels throughout the body to deliver oxygen. With sickle cell disease, the misshapen red blood cells become…

Neuro-Ocular syndrome

Spaceflight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome

Unusual physiological and pathological neuro-ocular syndrome in astronauts during and following long duration space flight; were record by The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Space Medicine Division. These findings include optic disc swelling, globe flattening, choroidal folds, and hyperopic shifts in refraction. Cephalad fluid shift has been propose as a possible unifying etiology; but…

Marine Products

Marine Products Has Attracted Increasing Attention

Marine Products; The marine environment is considered as a foremost reservoir of millions of bioactive compounds that have the possibility of being applied in different disciplines, such as medicine, technology, and food. During the past few decades, key compounds substantiating their potential for industrial development as nutritional supplements, functional foods, enzymes, and therapeutic agents have…

Personalize Treatment

Personalize Treatment For Patients With HPV Infection

Using a new blood test that’s in development, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identify; characteristics that could be use; to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer link to HPV infection. Researchers believe the findings, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research; could help identify those…