News of World Medicine
23.03.2018 A remedy for nausea and vomiting can help people suffering from sleep apnea
Dronabinol is a cannabinoid agonist prescribed rarely for nausea and vomiting to patients undergoing chemotherapy. A new study conducted at the University of Illinois, has found that dronabinol fights against sleep apnea successfully. Sleep apnea is a disorder that increases the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension and type 2 diabetes.
22.03.2018 Scientists have found a "switch" responsible for a tumor growth
Scientists from the Karolinsky Institute have carried out a study in mice. They have revealed a "genetic switch" that regulates the growth of cancer cells. When it’s "off" the development of cancer in rodents was prevented. Normal cells were not damaged, as their growth is controlled by another "switch", The Hindustan Times reports.
19.03.2018 Type 2 diabetes mellitus can be really cured with a very low-calorie diet
This is proved by Yale University, as Times of India notes. It is known that the disease is reversed in many patients experiencing a bariatric surgery (stomach bandaging or shunting). This kind of surgery causes increased calorie consumption.
09.03.2018 Scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotics
Antibiotic bacteria resistance is one of the most acute problems in medicine. The lack of new drugs and the reckless use of antibiotics led to a major crisis in the treatment of infectious diseases. As The Daily Mail notes, many bacteria causing deadly diseases are not afraid of antibiotics, absolutely.
06.03.2018 Scientists have found molecules that can destroy tumors
Selenium is a powerful antioxidant, useful for health. TrxR1 enzyme, containing selenium, supports the growth of cells and protects them from oxidative stress. Previous studies have shown that selenium is associated with the development of cancer, but this correlation is complex and not well studied, The Deccan Chronicle reports.
05.03.2018 According to scientists, standard blood tests and blind treatment are a thing of the past
In the future, everyone will have a chip with stem cells inside. This chip may actually replace the medical card. It is going to be used to perform laboratory tests and to create a truly personalized medicine (each drug can be tested on such chip without endangering the person). From the biological point of view, the system is as complex as possible. Plus, it has the genetic imprint of the cells owner.This means that tests will be as accurate as possible.
02.03.2018 Experts have changed their attitude to vaccinations of pregnant women
American scientists from the US Centers for Control and Prevention of Diseases call on pregnant women not to be afraid of immunization and to become more actively vaccinated against the flu. Also, the experts suggest the introduction of adsorbed DTP vaccine, "Remedium" reports.
01.03.2018 A remedy for gout may help people with heart failure
Heart failure occurs when the heart can not contract effectively and does not supply blood to all organs and tissues. American researchers have tried to solve this problem by means of a long-known remedy for gout, Medical News Today reports.
28.02.2018 Pharmacists warn: painkillers may kill
According to Taiwanese experts, popular painkillers pose a real threat to life. As RIA News notes, ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib, mefenamic acid and naproxen increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. The scientists refer to the medical data of 56,000 people with high blood pressure.
26.02.2018 A new method will help to quickly identify a heart attack
A team of scientists has developed an algorithm that allows to quickly and efficiently identify a heart attack. According to the scientists, only 10% of patients with acute myocardial infarction symptoms turn to emergency departments. Thanks to a timely identified heart attack, many lives can be saved.