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Kitchens could be sources of drug-resistant bacteria

Kitchens could be sources of drug-resistant bacteria

Cutting boards used to prepare raw poultry may be an important source of drug-resistant bacteria in hospital kitchens and private homes, according to a new study.…


False-positive mammograms have limited effect on anxiety False-positive mammograms have limited effect on…

Women whose mammograms suggest possible breast cancer that is eventually ruled out experience slightly increased anxiety, but that doesn’t necessarily…

Metformin fails to reduce heart failure after heart attack Metformin fails to reduce heart failure…

The use of metformin, a common regulator of blood glucose for diabetics, does not help protect against heart failure…

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Stanford scientists identify source of most…

A single type of cell in the lining of the bladder is responsible for most cases of invasive bladder cancer, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Their study, conducted in mice, is the first to pinpoint the normal cell type that can give rise to invasive bladder cancers. It’s also the first to show… Stanford scientists identify source of most cases of invasive bladder cancer

Common diabetes treatment could extend hypoglycemia

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that a common treatment for people with type 2 diabetes could cause longer-than-normal periods of the low blood sugar reaction hypoglycemia, which may result in increased health risks to people with diabetes.

The treatment is the use of the peptide GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1) in combination with insulin, which is… Common diabetes treatment could extend hypoglycemia



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Counterfeit contraceptives found in South America

A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had… Counterfeit contraceptives found in South America

New Penn-Designed Gel Allows for Targeted…

Combatting the tissue degrading enzymes that cause lasting damage following a heart attack is tricky. Each patient responds to a heart attack differently and damage can vary from one part of the heart muscle to another, but existing treatments can’t… New Penn-Designed Gel Allows for Targeted Therapy After Heart Attack

Regulating legal marijuana could be guided…

As U.S. policymakers consider ways to ease prohibitions on marijuana, the public health approaches used to regulate alcohol and tobacco over the past century may provide valuable lessons, according to new RAND Corporation research.

Recent ballot initiatives that… Regulating legal marijuana could be guided by lessons from alcohol and tobacco, study says




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Wen Dan Tang improves insomnia-related anxiety

Ghrelin, a brain-gut peptide that induces anxiety and other abnormal emotions, contributes to the effects of insomnia on emotional behavior. In contrast, the traditional Chinese Medicine remedy Wen Dan Tang reduces insomnia-related anxiety, which may perhaps correspond to changes in… Wen Dan Tang improves insomnia-related anxiety

Lowering Your Cholesterol May Improve Your…

A new Rutgers study is giving hope to older men concerned about the effects of cholesterol-lowering medications on their sexual health.

The research, conducted at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, found that statin medication prescribed to lower… Lowering Your Cholesterol May Improve Your Sex Life

Transplant drugs may help wipe out…

New research suggests that drugs commonly used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation may also be helpful for combating HIV. The findings, which are published in the American Journal of Transplantation, suggest a new strategy in the fight against HIV… Transplant drugs may help wipe out persistent HIV infections




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ATS releases guidelines on the management…

The American Thoracic Society has developed clinical practice guidelines to help clinicians identify and manage patients with sickle cell disease who are at increased risk for mortality from pulmonary hypertension.

“With the development of new treatments, many patients… ATS releases guidelines on the management of pulmonary hypertension of sickle cell disease

Blood vessels reorganize after face transplantation…

For the first time, researchers have found that the blood vessels in face transplant recipients reorganize themselves, leading to an understanding of the biologic changes that happen after full face transplantation. The results of this study were presented today… Blood vessels reorganize after face transplantation surgery

As one food allergy resolves, another…

Some children who outgrow one type of food allergy may then develop another type of allergy, more severe and more persistent, to the same food. A new study by pediatric allergy experts suggests that health care providers and caregivers carefully… As one food allergy resolves, another may develop

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