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Pharmacology

New Organic Molecule Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

The researches find that the An organic molecule composed of simple sugars could become a potent weapon in the fight against rising antibiotic resistance, according to EU-funded researchers who have developed a novel, targeted drug-delivery technique to treat deadly tuberculosis and other lethal pathogens. The EU-funded CYCLON HIT project investigated cyclodextrins cyclic oligosaccharides whose molecular…

Primaquine Works Lead To More Effective Malarial Therapies

Primaquine Works Lead To More Effective Malarial Therapies

The antimalarial activity of primaquine against liver stages depending on host CYP2D6 status; whilst OH-PQm display direct, CYP2D6-independent, activity. The search for new antimalarials is vital in the drive towards global malaria elimination; especially given that primaquine is potentially lethal to people with the genetic disorder glucose-6-phoshate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency; which affects millions of people…

Extend Protective Netting At Baseball Stadiums

Extend Protective Netting At Baseball Stadiums

Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. dropped to one knee during the fourth inning last May, hands over his face in horror. He had just watched a foul ball fly off his bat and strike a 2-year-old girl in the head, fracturing her skull. The incident, every baseball hitter’s nightmare, was not a one-off.…

Forensic Estimation Based On The Pigmentation In The Costal Cartilage

Forensic Estimation Based On The Pigmentation In The Costal Cartilage

Throughout forensic casework, age estimation is considered a crucial and focal point in the investigation of forensic anthropology. For living individuals who fail to offer any proof of age or tend to profit by falsifying their age, age estimation helps provide evidence for indicating their most likely age. Meanwhile, the assessment of ageat-death using human…

Family medicine

Health Plan Deny You Care Fight Back

The researches find that the ever stepped up to the pharmacy cash register only to learn your new prescription will cost you hundreds of dollars  instead of your typical $25 copay  because your insurance doesn’t cover it? Or received a painfully high bill for a medical test because your health plan didn’t think it was…

Immune hematology

Immune Cell Behavior Spur Heart Disease Heart Failure

The researches find that the human immune system is critical to give them the ability to perform specific tasks that, like a biological goaltender, help protect the body from foreign invaders. A new study, led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, provides evidence that when circulating anti-inflammatory white blood cells known as monocytes fail to…

Emergency Rooms Visits For Alcohol Related Issues

Emergency Rooms Visits For Alcohol Related Issues

Peoples are visiting Ontario emergency rooms for alcohol related problems, according to a new study. And while middle-aged men remain the most frequent patients, women and adults in their late 20s seem to be catching up. These were the groups with the fastest-rising rates of visits, according to the study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical…

Opioid Prescription

Preoperative Opioid Prescription Increases Risk After Knee Surgery

The objective of the study is to assess the incidence of postoperative opioid prescription; refills in patients undergoing osteochondral autograft transplant (OAT) and osteochondral allograft transplant (OCA) procedures of the knee; (2) to evaluate the effect of filling preoperative opioid prescriptions on the incidence of postoperative filling; and (3) to assess the impact of age,…

Oily fish

Consuming Oily Fish, PUFA May Reduce Rhinitis Risk In Children

Consuming oily fish during childhood may reduce the risk for allergic; and nonallergic rhinitis in children aged 8 to 16 years, according to study results. The researchers indicated, however, that the reduced risk for allergic rhinitis (AR); did not reach statistical significance.  Rhinitis is one of the most common diseases in childhood. Fish, polyunsaturated fatty…

Beliefs About God

People Engage With Science Can Promote Unbelief Or Beliefs About God

Most Americans believe science and religion are incompatible; but a recent study suggests that scientific engagement can actually promote beliefs about God. Researchers from the Arizona State University Department of Psychology found that scientific information; can create a feeling of awe, which leads to belief in more abstract views of God. “There are many ways…

Pain

Defective Potassium Channels Links Only With Headaches, Not Body Pain

Defective potassium channels involved in pain detection can increase the chance of developing a headache; and could implicated in migraines, according to research publish in eNeuro. A type of potassium channel called TRESK seems to control; the excitability of peripheral sensory neurons that detect pain, heat, cold, and touch. Even though these channels are throughout…

Residential Care Centres For People With Disabilities

Residential Care Centres For People With Disabilities

Nearly 80 residential care centres for people with disabilities and around 45 nursing homes are at risk of closure as their physical premises do not meet required standards. The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) recently warned Minister for Health Simon Harris of the potential time bomb facing the sector due to delays making capital improvements in such…