Category: Pharmaceutical – Medical Devices

What those guys are doing to make Universal Culling, oh excuse me Health Care a more efficient process….

Breast cancer screening does not reduce mortality

Public Release: 12-Sep-2018 A Norwegian-Danish study shows that breast cancer mortality is indeed declining, but not due to screening for breast cancer. Associate Professor Henrik Støvring from Denmark thinks it is time to consider alternatives to mammography screening. Aarhus University Fewer and fewer women die from breast cancer […]

Aspirin found not to prolong healthy aging

Public Release: 17-Sep-2018   Large, international study shows daily low-dose aspirin has no effect on healthy life span in older adults Rush University Medical Center Taking a low-dose aspirin daily does not prolong healthy living in older adults, according to findings from the ASPirin in Reducing Events in […]

Vicious circle leads to loss of brain cells in old age

Public Release: 31-Aug-2018 Researchers at the University of Bonn determine how dangerous inflammations in the brain are caused University of Bonn IMAGE: Dr. Andras Bilkei-Gorzo and his colleagues have determined how endocannabinoids attenuate inflammatory reactions in the brain. Credit: © Photo: Kerstin Nicolai/Uni Bonn The so-called CB1 receptor […]

The dark side of antibiotic ciprofloxacin

Public Release: 25-Jul-2018 Baylor College of Medicine The use of ciprofloxacin and other antibiotics of the class of fluoroquinolones may be associated with disruption of the normal functions of connective tissue, including tendon rupture, tendonitis and retinal detachment. These observations reported in a number of journals resulted in […]

Noise throws the heart out of rhythm

Public Release: 3-May-2018   Mainz University Medical Center publishes new results on noise pollution from the Gutenberg Health Study Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz IMAGE: Noise throws the heart out of rhythm. Credit: Photomontage realized by Peter Pulkowski, Mainz University Medical Center With an increasing level of noise, the […]

Daily aspirin doubles the risk of melanoma in men

Public Release: 3-May-2018 Daily aspirin linked to higher risk in men Women taking daily aspirin do not have higher risk in the same population Northwestern University Results surprising because aspirin is often reported to decrease risk of certain cancers Men who take daily aspirin may benefit from periodic […]

Why has mumps reemerged in the United States?

Public Release: 21-Mar-2018   American Association for the Advancement of Science A recent resurgence in mumps cases in the U.S. may be due to weakening immune protection from the mumps vaccine, researchers report. They say the results of their modeling studies suggest that a booster dose at age […]

Living human tracheas

Public Release: 14-Feb-2018   Case Western Reserve University researchers engineer natural windpipe replacement alternative to synthetic scaffolding now being used Case Western Reserve University Biomedical engineers at Case Western Reserve University are growing tracheas by coaxing cells to form three distinct tissue types after assembling them into a […]

Heroin vaccine blocks lethal overdose

Public Release: 13-Feb-2018   Scripps Research Institute LA JOLLA, CA – Feb. 13, 2018 -Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug. Their research, published […]

Chicken pox vaccine linked with shingles at the vaccination site in some children

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/pde.13415/full Public Release: 9-Feb-2018 Wiley New research in Pediatric Dermatology reports several cases of shingles that developed at the original vaccination site in healthy children after they were immunized against chicken pox. Most of these cases were initially misdiagnosed as other skin rashes. While some of these patients […]

Rising levels of HIV drug resistance

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017   University College London HIV drug resistance is approaching and exceeding 10% in people living with HIV who are about to initiate or reinitiate first-line antiretroviral therapy, according to the largest meta-analysis to date on HIV drug resistance, led by researchers at UCL and the […]