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Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day linked to reduced mortality risk in HIV-HCV patients

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:53:08 -0400

Patients infected by both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at specific risk of end-stage liver disease and greater risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer.



Study finds barriers to using public access defibrillators for treating cardiac arrests

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:10:36 -0400

A study led the University of Warwick suggests that people are reluctant to use public access defibrillators to treat cardiac arrests.



Long-lasting effects of traumatic childhood experiences may be due to impaired neural connections

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:00:41 -0400

Researchers from the McGill Group for Suicide Studies, based at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry, have just published research in the American Journal of Psychiatry that suggests that the long-lasting effects of traumatic childhood experiences, like severe abuse, may be due to an impaired structure and functioning of cells in the anterior cingulate cortex.



ACLS during transport not linked to increased survival for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:34:42 -0400

There is no association between prehospital advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and survival to hospital discharge in patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).



New tool reveals high cost of untreated sleep disorders in workplace

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:26:47 -0400

Sleep disorders and sleep deficiency are hidden costs that affect employers across America. Seventy percent of Americans admit that they routinely get insufficient sleep, and 30 percent of U.S. workers and 44 percent of night shift workers report sleeping less than six hours per night.



Diet plus alcohol may play key role in liver injury development

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:16:21 -0400

A new study published in Alcohol and Alcoholism finds that mice bred to consume high amounts of alcohol, but controlled by diet, did not necessarily develop the most severe liver injuries, suggesting that diet may pay an important role in liver injury development.



Metabolism can impact host's susceptibility to develop malaria

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:02:58 -0400

Researchers from Instituto de Medicina Molecular Lisboa have found that the host's susceptibility to develop malaria depends on his or her metabolic state, which can be easily manipulated through external stimuli such as dietary patterns.



Study identifies novel molecular interactions that explain cognitive defects in Parkinson's disease

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:50:43 -0400

A study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, from Nature publishing group, describes the identification of a novel molecular pathway that can constitute a therapeutic target for cognitive defects in Parkinson's disease.



FDA participates in major global operation to target illegal prescription drugs sold online

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:39:47 -0400

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, recently took action against more than 500 websites that illegally sell potentially dangerous, unapproved versions of prescription medicines, including opioids, antibiotics and injectable epinephrine products to American consumers.



Study: Antibody neutralizes dengue and Zika virus in mice

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:05:48 -0400

Brazil and other areas hardest hit by the Zika virus – which can cause babies to be born with abnormally small heads – are also home to dengue virus, which is spread by the same mosquito species.