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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A human has a well thought-out, multistage protection against various pathogens known as the immune system. However, this system does not always cope with its task. According to Federal News Agency, scientists of McGill University have found out how deadly viruses attack the human immune system.
Healthy cells have a mechanism that stops inflammation in time. However this mechanism fails with some diseases. Inflammation presents in diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, gout and liver pathology. Scientists of Queensland University have found out how cells regulate the start and stop of inflammation, Zee News reports.