Study Offers Hint of Hope for Staving Off Dementia in Some People

In dementia research, so many paths have led nowhere that any glimmer of optimism is noteworthy. So some experts are heralding the results of a large new study, which found that people with hypertension who received intensive treatment to lower their blood pressure were less likely than those receiving standard blood pressure treatment to develop minor memory and thinking problems […]

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Bioethicists call for more robust system of ethical governance in human gene-editing

University of Otago bioethicists are calling for a more robust system of ethical governance in human gene-editing in the wake of the Chinese experiment aiming to produce HIV immune children. In an opinion article in the latest issue of the Journal of Zhejian University-SCIENCE B, a major international journal based in China, Professor Jing-Bao Nie, Dr Simon Walker and Jing-ru […]

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Research team identifies a new genetic variant associated with acute respiratory distress

An international collaboration including Javier Belda, professor of surgery at the University of Valencia, has reported a new genetic variant associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The work, with a sample of more than 2,000 patients, has been published in the Intensive Care Medicine Experimental journal. ARDS is one of the main causes of mortality in adults admitted to […]

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Concerns rise over clashes of nursing strike with freezing weather

The HSE has advised patients that some appointments and procedures will be cancelled as a result of the planned nurses’ strike on Wednesday. Safety fears have heightened for patients who are being told to stay away from hospital A&E departments during the nurses’ strike as the country endures sub-zero temperatures and snow. A HSE spokeswoman said yesterday in advance of […]

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Cortisone drugs: a cause for side effects in Detail researched

Researchers have the cause of the side effects of cortisone preparations its security Cortisone is used in numerous diseases successfully, however, it often comes to unwanted side effects – among other things, in the metabolism. Why this is so, could now be investigated by an international team of researchers. Drug with a wide spectrum of application Cortisone is prescribed by […]

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Vomiting and diarrhea: urgent recall due to Salmonella exposure in a popular Sausage

Callback for the onion sausage due to Salmonella The meat processor Bell Germany has launched a recall for onion sausage, since in a sample of a microbial contamination with Salmonella was found. These bacteria can lead to diarrhea and other health problems. Salmonella in onion sausage The meat processing company Bell Germany will return to the “Zimbo Spicy onion sausage […]

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Patient safety fears as nurses' strike clashes with freezing weather

Safety fears have heightened for patients who are being told to stay away from hospital A&E departments during the nurses’ strike as the country endures sub-zero temperatures and snow. A HSE spokeswoman said yesterday in advance of Wednesday’s 24-hour walk-out: “Due to the industrial action, we would advise that patients only attend our emergency services if absolutely essential.” However, the […]

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