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Two drugs used in combination prove to be effective against most aggressive asbestos cancer in mice

Exposure to asbestos is the major risk factor for malignant mesothelioma, a type of aggressive cancer that mostly affects the pleura—the tissue that lines the lungs—and the peritoneum—the tissue that lines the abdomen. This has been known for decades, yet the molecular characterisation of mesothelioma is barely known and treatment options are scarce. A study […]

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A lot of fat, no carbs: Ketogenic diet against flu?

People who eat ketogen, to take up a lot of fat and little carbs, by eating mainly meat, fish, poultry and vegetables without starch. May this diet protects against flu, researchers at the Yale University report in the United States, after experiments with mice. Mice with a high-fat, carbohydrate-poor Taste, were fed, were able to […]

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Study helps explain why exercise guards against heart disease

Regular exercise protects the cardiovascular system by reducing risk factors such as cholesterol and blood pressure. “But we believe there are certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease that are not fully understood,” says Matthias Nahrendorf, MD, Ph.D., of the Center for Systems Biology at MGH. In particular, Nahrendorf and his team wanted to better understand […]

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New studies warn against complacency in efforts to tackle smoking

Three research papers published by The BMJ today examine smoking and efforts to deal with it, and highlight the importance of continued investment in international tobacco control, particularly in low and middle income countries. The first study by Professor Steven J. Hoffman and colleagues examines how patterns in international cigarette consumption have changed since 1970. […]

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Innovation prize for new drug against blood cancer

This year, the Pharmazeutische Zeitung (PZ) signed to a 25. The most innovative drug of the year with the PZ innovation award from. In 2019, the active ingredient Tisagenlecleucel receives the coveted prize. He offers a new way to treat blood cancer. In Tisagenlecleucel it is a so-called Cancer immunotherapy. "The drug is individually for […]

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Developing a vaccine against Nipah virus

Nipah virus is a type of RNA virus transmitted from animals to humans. The infection causes severe respiratory illness and symptoms including cough, headache and fever, which can progress into encephalitis, seizure and coma. Currently, there is no approved vaccine against Nipah virus available on the market. In recent years, outbreaks, from bat-to-human or pig-to-human […]

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CDC: Violence against seniors on rise, especially among men

(HealthDay)—There has been an increase in the rates of violence among older adults, especially among older men, according to research published in the April 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. J.E. Logan, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed rates of nonfatal assaults […]

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Violence against long-term care staff ‘normalized’

Violence against staff working in long-term care facilities—including physical assault, verbal abuse and sexual harassment—has become “normalised”, according to a new University of Stirling study. The research provides a fresh insight into how violence is emerging as a significant risk factor in the day-to-day experience of staff employed in the sector—and how the majority of […]