Clearing up information about corneal dystrophies

Jayne Weiss, MD, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, is the lead author of an editorial about inaccuracies in the medical literature that medical professionals rely upon to diagnose corneal dystrophies, as well as a free resource that provides correct information. The paper is published in the November […]

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Open source machine learning tool could help choose cancer drugs

The selection of a first-line chemotherapy drug to treat many types of cancer is often a clear-cut decision governed by standard-of-care protocols, but what drug should be used next if the first one fails? That’s where Georgia Institute of Technology researchers believe their new open source decision support tool could come in. Using machine learning to analyze RNA expression tied […]

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Buprenorphine / samidorphan helpful in refractory depression

(HealthDay)—An adjunctive buprenorphine/samidorphan (BUP/SAM) combination seems beneficial for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) with inadequate response to antidepressant therapy (ADT), according to a study published online Oct. 29 in Molecular Psychiatry. Maurizio Fava, M.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues report on the efficacy and safety of BUP/SAM as adjunctive treatment in patients with MDD and inadequate […]

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4 reasons every day to eat cranberries

Cranberry is among the Superfoods, has many useful properties for the body. And here are the four main reasons why we should eat cranberries as often as possible. Let’s start with the fact that cranberries represent a valuable product for the protection of health of the oral cavity. Cranberry works wonders in the removal of bacterial plaque, preventing tooth decay […]

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Men with prostate cancer willing to accept lower survival odds to avoid side effects

Men who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer say they would trade some improvement in their odds of survival for improvements in side effects and quality of life, according to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease in men but in many cases it is a […]

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A diet based on spinach or minus 3 kg for 15 days

The contents Beneficial properties that has spinach Antioxidant protection How to maintain the beneficial properties Menu of a diet based on spinach Rich valuable for the body minerals and vitamins, spinach diet for weight losscan really work wonders. With the help of a diet based on spinach, you can easily lose up to 3 kg weight loss in 15 days, […]

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Scientists figure out how to measure electrical activity in a fetal heart

Hearts ‘run’ on electrical pulses—and when doctors measure the electrical activity in a person’s heart in order to determine his or hers heart condition, they generally rely on electrocardiography (ECG): Electrodes are placed on the patient’s chest area to record cardiac electrical activity – e.g. to determine whether the heart rhythm is so irregular that treatment is required; a type […]

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Cancer drug insight tactic could spell double trouble for tumours

A new way of identifying potential cancer drugs could streamline the development of therapies, following a discovery by scientists. Researchers have devised a way to screen potential drug compounds to select those that interfere with tumour cells in two ways. Their study seeks to build on an existing approach of identifying drugs that target an essential protein in cancer cells, […]

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Cocaine adulterant may cause brain damage

People who regularly take cocaine cut with the animal anti-worming agent levamisole demonstrate impaired cognitive performance and a thinned prefrontal cortex. These findings from two recent studies at the University of Zurich indicate that levamisole could have a toxic effect on the brain. Drug-checking programs should therefore be expanded, argue the researchers. Cocaine is the second-most commonly consumed illegal substance […]

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