Sedative drug in combination with opioids may be especially dangerous

Results from a study of adults with kidney failure suggest that taking both short-acting benzodiazepines and opioids may put patients at an especially high risk of dying prematurely. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. Increasing use of opioids in recent years has led to rising numbers of deaths and hospitalizations due to overdoses. In light of this […]

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How dying cells prevent dangerous immune reactions

Dying cells in the body can keep the immune system in check, thus preventing unwanted immune responses against the body’s own tissues. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center have now identified a receptor on murine immune cells that activates this protective mechanism and can thus prevent dangerous autoimmune reactions in which the immune system attacks the patient’s own body […]

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Bacteria spread: Why it is so unhealthy, in the nose

Children make it eye-catching, adult-rather hidden. However, no matter how: it is Not only the Smallest, even adults compromise when Picking the health. Because researchers have now demonstrated that by picking your nose and Rubbing the nose can be widely used certain bacteria, which, among other things, the lungs or the brain skin inflammation can cause. These dangers lurk in […]

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All surgery, even small procedures, are dangerous for frail patients

There’s no such thing as a low-risk operation for frail patients: Even simple procedures such as fixing cataracts or repairing hernias are dangerous, study warns Mortality is higher in frail patients than previously thought, researchers said Almost 12% of frail patients had died after low-risk surgery within thirty days In comparison, 0.22 per cent of strong patients had died in […]

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Narcissists and psychopaths: how some societies ensure these dangerous people never wield power

Throughout history, people who have gained positions of power tend to be precisely the kind of people who should not be entrusted with it. A desire for power often correlates with negative personality traits: selfishness, greed and a lack of empathy. And the people who have the strongest desire for power tend to be the most ruthless and lacking in […]

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Body glitter sold on eBay recalled as it contains dangerous chemical

Cheap body glitter sold on eBay is recalled as it contains FIFTY TIMES the safe amount of a dangerous chemical that inflames your lungs Pallets of silver glitter sold under the brand name Saffron made with antimony If inhaled, the chemical can prevent the lungs from functioning properly Make-up found to have 24.7mg/kg of substance, despite 0.5mg/kg guideline Cheap body glitter […]

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Mentally ill at risk of dangerous pregnancy complication

New research by Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia has revealed that women with severe mental illness have a greater chance of developing a serious medical complication during pregnancy. A study published today in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology revealed women suffering from schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders were three times more likely […]

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Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer

Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded by Cancer Research UK. The study of more than 700 melanoma patients mainly from the north of England—and published today in Cancer Research – provides evidence to suggest that […]

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