News of World Medicine
16.04.2018 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.
02.04.2018 A team of researchers have found how to regain mobility after the spine fracture
Scientists rely on electrostimulation of the spinal cord and special "fitness". It was known that even with the most serious injuries of the spinal cord, some of its nerve fibers remain intact. But they are not involved in the human motor system directly. The experts suggest to switch neuronic chains, by reorienting them to a new task. Electrostimulation and training in a special exoskeleton may help to do this.
30.03.2018 Scientists say that linoleic acid may protect from untimely death and heart disease
Scientists of the University of Eastern Finland believe that omega-6 fatty acids are the key to reducing the risk of untimely death. In addition, they prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases, RIA News reports. According to the scientists, linoleic acid is the most common polyunsaturated fatty acid omega-6.
29.03.2018 Smart computer program may replace medical diagnosticians
Chinese scientists have developed a self-learning artificial intelligence capable to diagnose prostate cancer by separating samples of a sick person from healthy tissue samples. The system evaluation accuracy is comparable to the accuracy of real diagnosticians, The Deccan Chronicle reports.
27.03.2018 Popular drugs contribute to spreading antibiotic resistance
Because of statins, tablets for allergies and other commonly used drugs, the problem of antibiotic resistance is becoming more urgent. As The Daily Mail notes, researchers from Germany have found that a quarter of drugs inhibits the growth of bacteria in the intestine.
26.03.2018 Researchers are sure that a universal remedy against malaria is found
A team of scientists has discovered a new human antibody that can prevent malaria infection. This happens due to involving a special part of the surface protein, which is available in almost all types of malarial parasite, Zee News reports. This antibody (CIS43) has a better protection against malaria than any other known antibody.
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.