Category: Pharmaceutical – Medical Devices

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

Link found between autoimmune diseases, medications, and a dangerous heartbeat condition

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015 Screening and counseling recommended to decrease risk of life-threatening arrhythmias SUNY Downstate Medical Center Mohamed Boutjdir, PhD, professor of medicine, cell biology, and physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has led a study with international collaborators identifying the mechanism by which patients with […]

How H1N1 and the Pandremix vaccine might cause narcolepsy

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015 Stanford study: Immune response to a flu protein yields new insights into narcolepsy Stanford University Medical Center An international team of researchers has found some of the first solid evidence that narcolepsy may be a so-called “hit-and-run” autoimmune disease. The researchers sought to determine why, […]

Flu virus mutated to escape current vaccine design

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015 Wistar scientists pinpoint mutations responsible for ineffective 2014-2015 flu vaccine A phenomenon known as ‘antigenic drift’ has caused mutations to accumulate and prevent antibodies from attaching themselves to the virus The Wistar Institute PHILADELPHIA–(June 25, 2015)–Viruses like influenza have the ability to mutate over time, […]

Medication may stop drug and alcohol addiction

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015 University of Texas at Austin Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have successfully stopped cocaine and alcohol addiction in experiments using a drug already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat high blood pressure. If the treatment is proven […]

Prescription drug benefit doesn’t save money for Medicare

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015 Researchers con­clude that Medicare Part D did not save the (Medicare) pro­gram any money overall Northeastern University For years, the Medicare pre­scrip­tion drug ben­efit Part D has been cred­ited with pos­i­tively impacting national trends in health out­comes and med­ical ser­vices. But a recent study led […]

Invasive Candida reversed by Common Herb (In Vitro)

Invasive Candida reversed by Common Herb (In Vitro) C. albicans cells exist in different morphological states (yeast, pseudohypha, hypha) and can undergo white-opaque phenotype switching in certain conditions. The ability to convert from yeast or pseudohyphal states to the hyphal growth state is critical for systemic infection The […]

Common Medications associated with Homicide

The newly published study analysed the pre-crime use of prescription drugs among all persons convicted of a homicide in Finland between 2003 and 2011 “Benzodiazepines can weaken impulse control, and earlier research has found that painkillers affect emotional processing. 1. Anti-psychotics was not associated with a significantly increased […]

Which Cancer drugs cure and which don’t

Public Release: 30-May-2015 ESMO announces scale to stratify magnitude of clinical benefit of anticancer medicines This is the PDF to the full study. Drug Charts are towards the bottom of the study: Cancer Drug Field Study 2015   European Society for Medical Oncology     Lugano, 30 May 2015 […]

Beyond the poppy: A new method of opium production

Public Release: 18-May-2015 Discovery by researchers from Concordia and Berkeley could lead to the synthetic manufacturing of painkillers and other drugs Concordia University Moonshiners and home-brewers have long used yeast to convert sugar into alcohol. New research shows that those methods could also be adapted for something with […]

Anemia can lead to a false diagnosis of diabetes

Public Release: 13-May-2015 Anemia distorts regular method of diabetes diagnosis and questions its reliability Diabetologia The use of glycated haemoglobin (sugar-bound haemoglobin, or HbA1c) is now in almost universal use to assist doctors in the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. However new research published in Diabetologia (the journal […]

Infant antibiotic use linked to adult diseases

Public Release: 13-May-2015 New study may lead to recommendations for antibiotic usage and a clinical test for measuring gut microbe development in children University of Minnesota IMAGE: This framework shows different evidence-supported ways that antibiotics may disrupt the gut microbiota and increase risk of adult diseases. Credit: University […]

Statins may increase diabetes risk in healthy people by 87%

Public Release: 7-May-2015   Strong statin-diabetes link seen in large study of Tricare patients Increased diabetes risk for those on cholesterol-lowering drugs Veterans Affairs Research Communications In a database study of nearly 26,000 beneficiaries of Tricare, the military health system, those taking statin drugs to control their cholesterol […]

phone with the ultimate macro feature

Public Release: 29-Apr-2015 A New attachment turns a smartphone into a microscope that can image and size DNA molecules 50,000 times thinner than a human hair The Optical Society IMAGE: The imaging device and user interface are shown, with a US quarter for scale. Credit: Ozcan Group at […]

76% of immune thrombocytopenia purpura cases in children aged 12 to 23 months were attributable to measles-mumps-rubella vaccination.

Pediatrics. 2008 Mar;121(3):e687-92. doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-1578. This vaccine causes 1 case of immune thrombocytopenia purpura per every 40,000 doses. Risk of immune thrombocytopenic purpura after measles-mumps-rubella immunization in children. France EK1, Glanz J, Xu S, Hambidge S, Yamasaki K, Black SB, Marcy M, Mullooly JP, Jackson LA, Nordin J, […]