News of World Medicine
04.08.2011 Fructose can cause heart diseases and diabetes
Specialists from University of California at Davis (USA) have found out a significant increase of cholesterol and triglyceride levels in blood of those people who during 2 weeks did not limit their consumption of food rich in fructose, receiving in such a way 25% of their daily norm of calories.
Substances present in grapes help in protection of skin cells against ultraviolet radiation
Specialists of the University of Barcelona and The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have established that some substances present in grapes help in protection of skin cells against ultraviolet (UV) radiation of the sun.
"Ecstasy" may win a victory over blood cancer
Popular recreational narcotic ecstasy (MDMA) may become the basis for a new type of medicines for treatment of oncological blood diseases.Previous investigations have shown that "ecstasy" kills some tumor cells. Now a group of scientists have managed to increase this anti-tumor effectiveness of MDMA combinations 100-folds.
People, who consume tea or coffee regularly, get infected with MRSA superbacterium less frequently than those who do not
The study, which has been conducted with participation of more than 5,500 Americans, showed that MRSA bacteria were found by 50% less frequently in noses of those people who like tea and coffee.
Scientists have discovered a new strain of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea
Specialists from Swedish National reference laboratory warn that the infection may become a world-wide threat and there is an urgent need for a breakthrough in the field of pharmacology.
Scientists have determined an "ultra-bad" form of cholesterol
Scientists have determined a new "ultra-bad" form of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in people with high risk of the development of cardiovascular diseases.
Scientists have disprove the connection between the intake of some antibiotics during pregnancy and congenital defects
Gynecologists think that two antibiotics, which have been previously associated with possible development of congenital defects, for all that can be safely used during pregnancy.
Specialists recommend all people over 55 to take statins
Doctors think that everybody over 55 should take statins in order to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Three bananas a day help in preventing a stroke
Scientists claim that consuming one banana three times a day – in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening – provides sufficient quantity of potassium to decrease the risk of cerebral hemorrhage approximately by 21%.
Statins reduce pneumonia death rates
According to a new study conducted by British scientists, taking statins, which are used to decrease cholesterol level in blood, can prevent people dying from pneumonia.