News of World Medicine
07.04.2017 Experts warn that medications for heartburn can cause colitis.
Scientists have analyzed data from 16 studies involving more than 7703 people infected with Clostridium difficile. This is the main causative agent of pseudomembranous colitis – a disease which symptoms are diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal pain. About 50% of volunteers took medications for heartburn, Zee News reported.
06.04.2017 A vitamins intake protects the body from air pollution effect
According to The Daily Mail, scientists from Columbia and Harvard Universities say that townspeople should take B vitamins. This compensates for the damage caused to the body by pollutants. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 92% of the world's population lives in areas where the pollution level exceeds the norm.
05.04.2017 Doctors warn that a tick season has already started
Experts emphasize that both mushroom pickers and townspeople strolling in parks should be very vigilant. Ticks are often found after walking through parks and forest parks.
04.04.2017 Hepatitis increases the risk of Parkinson's disease
According to Zee News, people infected with the hepatitis B or C virus are prone to Parkinson's disease. This was shown by a new study conducted by specialists from Oxford University. The scientists have analyzed data from people with hepatitis B, hepatitis C, autoimmune hepatitis, chronic active hepatitis and HIV for 1999-2011.
03.04.2017 Researchers found more about migraine
Scientists from the University of Michigan have found that dopamine falls and fluctuates during a migraine attack. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that regulates emotions, motivation and sensory perception. Perhaps the specialists’ discovery will lead to the development of new methods in migraine treatment, UPI.com reports.
31.03.2017 It proved that general anesthesia is harmful to the brain
Surgical interventions that involve prolonged use of anesthesia may cause unpleasant consequences. According to The Daily Mail, some brain damages were observed in patients under general anesthesia. And their effect persists for up to five days. British scientists have tested the effect produced by oxygen starvation (the result of anesthesia and insufficient oxygen supply during surgery).
30.03.2017 A new drug gives patients with tuberculosis a hope.
Accordint to "Remedium", "Infectex" company has successfully carried out clinical studies of SQ109 preparation in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis with multiple drug-resistant pathogens. So, after half a year of experimental therapy, the incidence of bacterial overgrowth has increased up to 80% compared with standard therapy plus placebo (61%).
29.03.2017 Insulin spray will help the people with cognitive impairment
There are more evidences that insulin performs a number of important functions in the brain. In the course of research, an insulin resistance, its decreased level in the cerebrospinal fluid and disturbed transmission of insulin signals in the brain were revealed in people suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Specialists from the University of Rush have suggested that apparently, an insulin spray will positively affect the cognitive functions in these people.
28.03.2017 The study has shown that Vitamin C is able to defeat cancer
According to Science World Report, Vitamin C is 10 times more efficient than one of the experimental anti-cancer drugs. This fact was discovered by researchers from the University of Salford. The scientists have studied the effects of experimental medications and natural substances, including ascorbic acid (vitamin C), on the growth of cancer cells.
27.03.2017 Scientists have found a mutation that causes infertility in women
The scientists still do not know the cause of 10 to 15% of cases of infertility and 50% of cases of usual (multiple) miscarriage. Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have revealed a new mutation that reduces women's reproductive success and fertility, Zee News says.