Health Problems

Study explores potential new class of antidepressants

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have taken a major step that could ultimately facilitate development of a new class of antidepressants which may relieve symptoms more rapidly and effectively and with fewer side effects than current medications. Their approach involves increasing the supply of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate in a part of the brain […]

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High out-of-pocket costs can make lifesaving medications out of reach for millions of Americans with CD

One in 8 adults with common heart diseases and stroke skip taking medications, delay filling prescriptions or take lower doses than prescribed because of concerns about cost, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. “The out-of-pocket cost of medications is a huge issue for millions of high-risk patients with […]

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Researchers carry out simulation of a hospital outbreak

“Genomics of a Mock Outbreak” was a stress test on the ability to identify and characterize multidrug-resistant bacteria isolated from patients and the hospital environment. The results, released on European Antibiotic Awareness Day, 18 November, show that it is possible to sequence and analyze bacterial genomes in a short time, which is crucial information to […]