New cars are safer, but women most likely to suffer injury

Cars built in the last decade have been shown to be safer than older models, including in the most common types of crashes — frontal collisions. However, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia’s Center for Applied Biomechanics shows that women wearing seat belts are significantly more likely to suffer injury than their male counterparts. Belted […]

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10 Medical Myths We Should Stop Believing. Doctors, Too

You might assume that standard medical advice was supported by mounds of scientific research. But researchers recently discovered that nearly 400 routine practices were flatly contradicted by studies published in leading journals. Of more than 3,000 studies published from 2003 through 2017 in JAMA and the Lancet, and from 2011 through 2017 in the New England Journal of Medicine, more […]

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This caterpillar a nasty rash triggers – so you can protect yourselves

The caterpillars of the oak processionary moth looks harmless, her white hair fluff makes them almost sweet look. But Woe to the one who comes to the animals to close proximity of The stinging hairs of the moth can cause severe symptoms such as rashes and allergic reactions. The animals are treacherous, not least because of the infestation of trees […]

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New approach uses magnetic beads to treat preeclampsia

Preliminary laboratory tests show that functionalized magnetic beads successfully reduced blood levels of a harmful molecule that is elevated during preeclampsia, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and kidney dysfunction that affects an estimated 6% — 8% of women in the U.S. who give birth each […]

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Psychiatry: Multigene test predicts depression risk

According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the leading cause of disability, globally affecting more than 300 million people worldwide. Depression is a condition that results from interactions between biological, psychological and social factors. Although depression can become manifest at any age, it often first emerges during adolescence. Identifying the risk factors for depression before clinically confounding symptoms […]

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FDA Approves First Generic Version of Advair for Asthma, COPD

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 — The first generic form of the Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) inhaler has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The medication can now be used to treat children aged 4 years and older with asthma and adults with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The generic inhaler is […]

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Going for an MRI scan with tattoos? First prospective study on risk assessment

According to Weiskopf, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig (MPI CBS), .” ..the most important questions for us were: Can we conduct our studies with tattooed subjects without hesitation? What restrictions may exist? At the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, part of Queen Square Institute of Neurology at University College in London, […]

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New asthma drug helps sufferer to climb Ben Nevis

Asthma sufferer whose symptoms were so severe that she couldn’t get up the stairs climbs Ben Nevis thanks to revolutionary new drug NHS has given the OK to  benralizumab, also known by the brand name Fasenra It joins mepolizumab, or Nucala, and reslizumab, or Cinqaero, to treat asthma   Rachel McCarthy, a 43-year-old company director has felt the benefits of drugs Three new […]

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Overweight, apparently, for a quarter of Asthma cases in obese children responsible

Connection between weight and Asthma diseases in obese children In the past few years, various scientific studies showed that Asthma risk increases due to Overweight. A recent study suggests that obesity for around a quarter of all Asthma diseases in obese children. More and more children are to thick In Germany more and more Obese. Also, many of the children […]

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Subfertility linked to increased asthma risk in offspring

(HealthDay)—Parental subfertility is associated with an increased asthma risk among offspring, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in Thorax. Maria Christine Magnus, Ph.D., from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, and colleagues clarified the impact of parental subfertility on the correlation between assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and childhood asthma. Data were included from national Norwegian health […]

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