According to a new study, the research team has discovered genetic variations that increase the risk of heart attack even when patients are receiving a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor to lower their blood cholesterol. They help some patients experience a heart attack or the need for coronary revascularization to open blocked heart arteries while taking statins. It suggests that drugs targeting the genetic variations could lower the heart risk in these patients. The study was published in the journal Circulation.
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The fucoidan, a sulfated polysaccharide from brown algae with a wide range of biological activities including immunomodulating activity. The immunomodulatory effect is one of the possible mechanisms of the protective effect of fucoidan against cancer.
Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG; Dynavax Technologies Corporation), a yeast-derived hepatitis B vaccine made with a novel adjuvant, is recommended for individuals aged 18 years and older, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
According to a study, research reveals that Cognitive remediation, an evidence-based, recovery-oriented behavioral intervention for patients with mental illness, can feasibly be implemented in large systems of care. The study was published online in CNS Spectrums.
Prophylactic mass vaccination programmes are not a realistic option in the battle to prevent new Ebolavirus outbreaks, a University of the Kent-led research team has shown. The findings come as the World Health Organisation has announced a new Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Kongo.
A study estimated a new gene, which may have an impact on breast cancer associated with the body's circadian rhythm. In the past, doctors have associated the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations with an increased risk of breast cancer. They add to a growing list that ties disruptions to our circadian rhythm that is, the "central clock" mechanism in our brains to a higher risk of cancer progression, obesity, some neuromuscular diseases, and other impairments, including jet lag. The study was published in the journal Development,
In a study published in JAMA, Pascal Hammel, M.D., of Beaujon Hospital, France, and colleagues assessed if chemoradiotherapy improves overall survival of patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer.
Worse cognitive function in soccer players stems mainly from frequent ball heading rather than unintentional head impacts due to collisions, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found. The findings suggest that efforts to reduce long-term brain injuries may be focusing too narrowly on preventing accidental head collisions. The study published online today in the Frontiers in Neurology.
The recently announced government’s flagship healthcare programme Ayushman Bharat rests on two pillars – primary healthcare and financial protection. While a National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) was announced to provide financial protection to poor families during illnesses, the other component is setting up 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs).
A study led by the University of Birmingham has found that analysis of fluid in the spine could be used to predict the future progression of multiple sclerosis