According to the research, bacteria have long been thought to develop antibiotic resistance largely due to repeated exposure through over-prescribing. But could much bigger environmental pressures be at play?
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Doptelet (avatrombopag) tablets to treat low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental procedure. This is the first drug approved by the FDA for this use.
Lack of infections during childhood is a common trend in obsessively clean environments that the babies grow up in today. For the immune systems to function properly, it is imperative that the babies are exposed to bacteria and viruses from infancy.
Nephrons are the microscopic blood-filtering units inside our kidneys that convert waste products into the urine, regulate our electrolyte levels and our blood pressure. Unfortunately, the nephron formation process can be interrupted when babies are born preterm, which places them at higher risk of developing kidney disease later in life
A study estimates that suicide is a significant national public health problem, especially among lung cancer patients and among veterans. They wanted to see if palliative care, which has been shown to improve quality of life, reduced suicides among veterans with stage IIIB and IV lung cancer.
Patients discharged from crowded hospital wards are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the subsequent 30 days, new data show. To evaluate readmissions, researchers looked at discharges from the intensive care units.
Recent research from Houston Methodist Hospital showed that a new immunotherapy was safe for patients with ALS and also revealed surprising results that could bring hope to patients who have this relentlessly progressive and fatal disease
According to a study, researcher considers the risks of military service, skin cancer may not be top of mind. As U.S. military personnel are more likely to develop skin cancer than the general population. The study was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
The risk for asthma is elevated in women taking oral contraceptives, new research shows. "What can we do with this information? That is the tricky part," said Joe Zein, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic, who presented the finding at the American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference in San Diego. "We need more data."
A multi-center study that validates the clinical performance of IsoPSA, a new blood test that has proven to be more accurate in predicting overall risk of prostate cancer than standard prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
Rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals convened on Capitol Hill this week to urge legislative action on pressing policy issues affecting rheumatology care during the American College of Rheumatology's Advocacy Leadership Conference, held May 16-17, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
New research examined that nodules located in the upper pole of the thyroid gland may carry a greater risk for malignancy than those in the lower pole. Sonographic characteristics of nodules such as microcalcifications, hypoechoicity, infiltrative margins, increased vascularity, and taller-than-wide are all known to be associated with greater malignancy risk, but no prior study has examined the risk about a location in the upper versus lower pole of the thyroid.