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Polypill Was Effective Among People With Heart Attacks

Polypill Was Effective Among People With Heart Attacks

A cheap, once-a-day pill combining aspirin with drugs that lower blood pressure and cholesterol cuts cardiovascular disease as a whole by a third, and heart attacks by more than half, researchers report in The Lancet. In clinical trials, the polypill was especially effective among people with no history of cardiovascular disease; reducing the number of severe events…

Traumatic Brain Injury

Poor Community Integration In Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury

Kessler Foundation researchers have found a correlation between deficits in facial emotion recognition; and poor community integration in individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Their findings have implications for the development of rehabilitative interventions to reduce social isolation in this population, improve outcomes; and increase quality of life. Individuals with traumatic brain injury…

Cesarean Section

Autism Or ADHD Is Not Caused By Cesarean Section Deliveries

The study does not indicate that cesarean section deliveries cause autism or ADHD. The truth is much more difficult to decipher, and provides an excellent case study for the old adage that correlation does not equal causation. Autism and ADHD are what they call neurodevelopmental disorders. This means they have clear differences in behavioral development,…

Paracetamol poisonings

More Than 200 People Die From Paracetamol Poisoning In Australia

A study published today in the Medical Journal of Australia, my colleagues and I reveal a concerning increase in paracetamol poisonings, and resulting liver damage, in Australia over the last decade. In fact, paracetamol is actually the number one pharmaceutical Australian poisons centers receive calls about. Paracetamol is safe if used appropriately, at a maximum of four…

Nanoshells

Results For Nanoshells Focal Therapy In Prostate Cancer

A small trial of focal therapy for discrete lesions in the prostate using gold-silica nanoshells (GSN) directed laser technology (also called AuroLase Therapy, developed by Nanospectra). The study conducted in 15 patients who had low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer. There were no serious side effects after 90 days, which was the primary endpoint of the…

Ultrasound Technology Offers Many Advantages For Arthritis

Ultrasound Technology Offers Many Advantages For Arthritis

In the recent clinical setting, Ultrasound (US) technology offers many advantages like multiplanar image acquisition, the ability to image real-time dynamic structures, lack of ionizing radiation; also utility in interventional procedures. US is also cost effective, non-invasive and can be used without Contrast Enhancement (CE) to visualize various tissues involve in all the major forms…

Aggressive Vasodilation Provide Benefits Of Acute Heart Failure Patients

Aggressive Vasodilation Provide Benefits Of Acute Heart Failure Patients

Early intensive vasodilation does not improve 180-day all-cause mortality and rehospitalization in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure, according to late breaking results of the GALACTIC trial presented in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. Acute heart failure is the most common diagnosis in the emergency department…