Drugs

Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat of present times. A recent study published in Nature Communications discussed the impact of sewage contamination in the development of antibiotic resistance. Developments of resistant pathogens pose a great challenge in the field of medicine. Bacteria can evolve into resistant forms to overcome antibiotics and favour its survival. Sewage
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US researchers investigated the heart safety of methylphenidate-based ADHD drugs in animal studies. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental disorder most often seen in children, but which may occur adulthood. Although estimates vary, in 2017 the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 10.6% of American children between 5
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A recent study examined the prevalence of OCD symptoms in children, and their association with lifetime psychological disorders. Obsessive-compulsive disorder, believed to be a type of anxiety disorder, is a complex ailment that is oftentimes illusive to therapists and researchers. It is often characterized by cognitive as well as behavioral symptoms. Patients with OCD suffer
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A recent study explored breastfeeding in comparison to bottle-feeding. Specifically, researchers looked into breastfeeding duration and its impacts on infants becoming right or left-handed. Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding concerning infants’ neurodevelopment continues to be a strong conversation. Infants’ intelligence levels, speech, and head circumference are often analysed in association with breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Does the length
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In a recent study published in Environmental Research, researchers reviewed the overall health effects of air pollution on children. Fossil fuels, such as oil, gas and coal serve as a major threat to children’s health. Although policies were passed to reduce the emissions being released into the air, only a few unfavorable outcomes on the
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A study conducted by researchers in Italy explored the benefits of combining statin drugs with a Mediterranean diet. Statin drugs are a mainstay treatment for those with a history of cardiovascular-related diseases, such as a heart attack or stroke. Lifestyle modifications, such as a healthy diet, are also recommended in addition to drug therapy to
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In a recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers determined whether mindfulness could be an effective weight loss method. What is mindfulness? You may have heard of the word on TV ads for yoga retreats and on the front of self-help books. To many, “mindfulness” sounds like a broad term
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An American study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association examines whether hearing impairment can predict autistic behaviors and help in autism screening. Autism spectrum disorders are broad, ranging between minor social discomfort to a complete lack of communication skills. Very often people with autism will express repetitive behaviors, which can greatly affect
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A 29-year follow-up study in men with prostate cancer investigated which patients benefit from prostate cancer surgery compared with only treating symptoms. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men worldwide, mostly affecting older men. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. It is a small walnut-sized gland that surrounds
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New research from Case Western Reserve University in the United States makes strides in understanding why HIV-infected patients often suffer from higher cancer rates. Controlling HIV infection with antiretroviral therapy has considerably reduced the risk of AIDS-defining cancers such as Kaposi’s sarcoma and certain B-cell lymphomas. However, cancer remains a leading cause of death in
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Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia conducted a study to investigate the antibacterial properties of a drug called PBT2 being tested for Alzheimer’s disease. Antibiotic resistance has become a critical global health issue. Over the last 10 years, the number of bacteria exhibiting antibiotic resistance has increased significantly. In the United States, more
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Arthritis pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Researchers recently investigated whether massages can help alleviate the pain. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the joints caused by injury or overuse. This causes a thinning of the joint cartilage, which acts as a cushion between bones. As that cushion is worn away, arthritis pain
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