Clinical Trials & Research

Serotonin syndrome occurs when a person takes one or more drugs that cause excess levels of serotonin to accumulate in the body. If someone experiencing serotonin syndrome does not receive treatment, the condition can lead to serious and sometimes life threatening complications. Serious complications include: seizures kidney failure respiratory failure loss of muscle tissue In
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Researchers have tested a new therapeutic method in mouse models of sepsis and stroke. They conclude that it could significantly improve outcomes in both conditions. Many conditions and adverse health events can cause chronic inflammation. This is the body’s prolonged response to injury. Inflammation is meant to help the body heal. However, in some conditions,
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New research suggests that high intensity, sports based exercise has benefits for cardiovascular health, but continual heavy lifting at work may have a negative impact. Health experts have consistently promoted the benefits of physical activity, particularly for preventing cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of premature fatalities worldwide. A study in Hypertension has now begun to
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The West Nile and Zika viruses are responsible for healthcare emergencies around the world, affecting hundreds of people. Currently, however, there are no antiviral treatments that specifically target these viruses. Can the findings from a new mouse study turn the table on West Nile and Zika? Over the past few years, researchers and medical professionals
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A recent study has found that eating habits differ between families with one child, compared to families with more than one child. Encouraging children to make healthy food choices can be a challenge, with many factors at play that impact on food and beverage choices. A recent study has investigated the impact of family dynamics,
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New research uses social media data to suggest correlations between certain factors and loneliness. Loneliness affects about 17 percent of American adults.  It is described as negative emotions that one feels when their desire for social connection isn’t met.  Although it is not an official medical condition, loneliness can have negative effects on both physical
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The inflammatory condition atherosclerosis, where fatty, waxy deposits build up in arteries, raises the risk of stroke, heart attack, and cardiovascular disease. Now, using mice and human samples, scientists have shown for the first time that a protein in cells called macrophages promotes the disease. Macrophages are a large group of cells that do many
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A recent study investigated the relationship between occupational noise-induced hearing loss and blood pressure. The authors conclude that chronic noise exposure increases the risk of hypertension. According to the new paper, globally, more than 600 million people have jobs that expose them to hazardous noise levels. This high number makes noise exposure one of the
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