Medications

Too many dementia patients prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs, study finds

Older adults diagnosed with dementia are frequently being prescribed potentially inappropriate medications, which leaves them at risk of delirium, worsening cognitive impairment, and increased mortality, a University of Otago study has found. Lead author Dr. Sharmin Bala, of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, is calling for improvements to prescriptions and regular reviews to […]

Medications

Low-quality implants are killing thousands of patients

More than 1,000 people died over three years after the installation of the defective implants, including pacemakers and breast implants. To such conclusion came the regulators. More than 1 000 people died in just three years after the appearance of problems with defective medical implants, as shown by a study in the UK. Local regulators […]

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Sulforaphane prevents cognitive problems in diabetes

Insulin treatment in diabetes often causes symptoms of hypoglycemia and related cognitive problems, but researchers from the University of Dundee found that the drugs allow sulforaphane to stop the decline of cognitive function in diabetics. These drugs have been successfully proved in experiments with mice. “Low blood sugar is an almost inevitable consequence of insulin […]

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Substances from creepers destroying pancreatic cancer

Journal of Natural Products, told about the results of the research team of scientists from Japan, Germany andDemocratic Republic of the Congo, managed to find one of the species of lianas alkaloid compounds that can destroy cancer cells of the pancreas. Note that pancreatic cancer has the highest survival rate of its cells spread out […]

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“Smart” insulin becomes more affordable

Scientists from the University of Bristol (UK) made the emergence of “smart” insulin more affordable. They were able to create a unique synthetic molecule that performs a transport function for glucose is 100 times more efficient than previous technology. The researchers enthusiastically achieve their goal of developing “smart” glucocorticolds insulin. Its use will allow the […]

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A new drug AMD3100 stops brain cancer

Scientists have developed a new drug with the potential to prevent the spread of cancer cells in the brain. The drug blocks the development of glioblastoma. The good news for the thousands of people faced with a terrible diagnosis – brain cancer in a glioblastoma. Scientists have created a unique new medicine that can prevent […]

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Found a cure for atherosclerosis

JournalofMolecularandCellularCardiologyопубликовал the results of the research of Russian biologists, who found that contributing to the development of atherosclerosis proteins can be a cure in the fight against the disease. For the development of such diseases as atherosclerosis is characterized by the accumulation of cholesterol on walls of vessels, causing pathological changes and often leading to […]