Drug delivery system would allow tuberculosis patients to switch from daily to monthly doses

Tuberculosis is one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases: One-third of the world’s population is infected with TB, and more than 1 million people die from the disease every year. One reason TB is so pervasive is that treatment requires a six-month course of daily antibiotics, which is difficult for about half of all patients to adhere to, especially in […]

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COPD, ILD patients may not benefit from bilateral lung transplant listing

(HealthDay)—While an unrestricted listing strategy does not seem to impact overall survival among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or interstitial lung disease (ILD) awaiting lung transplant, it may increase the number of transplants performed, according to a study published in the February issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Michaela R. Anderson, M.D., from the Columbia […]

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Anna Carteret: Juliet Bravo star’s bipolar struggle

From stripping at parties to suicidal thoughts — Juliet Bravo star’s bipolar struggle: Fearful of being stigmatised, she hid her condition for decades. Now actress Anna Carteret makes a courageous admission… Actress Anna Carteret still gets stopped in the street by fans who remember her She starred in 1980s TV show Juliet Bravo, which was a groundbreaking series  Yet she […]

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Improved Outcomes Seen With Liver Grafts From Older Donors

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 — From 2003 to 2016, liver graft loss and mortality improved among recipients of liver grafts from older donors, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in JAMA Surgery. Christine E. Haugen, M.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study involving 4,127 liver grafts from […]

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AHA News: Are There Health Benefits From Chocolate?

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Every year, Americans spend $22 billion on chocolate, and it’s a safe bet that Valentine’s Day accounts for a decent percentage of that total. While a heart-shaped box of chocolates may seem like the opposite of healthy, experts say it’s less about the occasional small indulgence and more about making good […]

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Research confirms nerve cells made from skin cells are a valid lab model for studying disease

The incidence of some neurological diseases—especially those related to aging, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases—is increasing. To better understand these conditions and evaluate potential new treatments, researchers need accurate models that they can study in the lab. Researchers from the Salk Institute, along with collaborators at Stanford University and Baylor College of Medicine, have shown that cells from mice […]

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U.S. doctor released from Omaha hospital after Ebola monitoring

(HealthDay)—An American doctor who was monitored for 21 days after possible Ebola exposure did not develop the deadly disease and has been released from the Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, officials say. The unidentified doctor’s possible exposure to Ebola occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is an Ebola outbreak. “This person completed the required 21-day monitoring […]

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Intestinal bacteria from healthy infants prevent food allergy

New research shows that healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that prevent the development of food allergies. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Naples Federico II in Italy found that when gut microbes from healthy human infants were transplanted into germ-free mice, the animals were protected from an allergic reaction when exposed to cow’s […]

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Where will the world’s next Zika, West Nile or dengue come from?

Where will the world’s next Zika, West Nile or dengue come from? Scientists release a series of ‘hot-spot’ maps to warn of the regions most likely to harbour killer viruses Researchers analysed all known animal and bird species in the world They worked out which creatures are most likely to carry certain flaviviruses In Western Europe the most likely virus […]

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For the first time, recall of Losartan-drugs

After Valsartan, and Irbesartan, blood pressure-lowering drugs have now been in Germany for the first time, with the active ingredient Losartan recalled. In the source material for two German finished drug was found, presumably, in humans, a carcinogenic nitrosamine, N-nitroso diethyl amine (NDEA). By the recall of the products Losartan 100 – 1A Pharma, 28 film-coated Tablets (Batch FC4529), and […]

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