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Clinical Research, Innovation

How much salt does it really take to harm your heart?

August 13, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Table salt, which we commonly use to season our food, contains sodium. Sodium, if often ingested in large quantities, can lead to a range of cardiovascular problems, including hypertension. The World Health Organization (WHO) say that a person should not […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New method evaluates effectiveness of interventions in mitigating spread of HIV

August 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Using genetic sequencing to understand the evolutionary relationships among pathogens, an international team of researchers-;including several from the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at New York University-;has developed a new method to determine how effective interventions are […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers modify nanoparticles to improve their uptake in gastrointestinal tract

August 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Nanoparticles show great promise as diagnostic tools and drug delivery agents. The tiny particles, which scientists can modify with drugs, dyes or targeting molecules, can travel in the circulation and squeeze through small spaces into cells and tissues. But until […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Learning to live well with dementia

August 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Imagine your doctor telling you have Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia. Then, imagine being told, “I’m sorry, there’s nothing we can do. You might want to start getting your affairs in order.” Time and again, people newly […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New compounds ‘put cancer cells into a permanent sleep’

August 7, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Experts from several research institutions across Australia have been collaborating to find a drug that would stop cancer cells from dividing without damaging healthy cells’ DNA. This is a common side effect of traditional cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and […]


Opinions

Study estimates heatwave deaths to increase steadily by 2080

August 1, 2018

Via: The Medical News

If people cannot adapt to future climate temperatures, deaths caused by severe heatwaves will increase dramatically in tropical and subtropical regions, followed closely by Australia, Europe and the United States, a global new Monash–led study shows. Published today in PLOS […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Will drinking coffee prolong your life?

August 1, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Emerging evidence has been pointing to the protective effects that coffee can have over a person’s health. This favorite beverage keeps many a student and employee perky and productive, so it is great to think that drinking it can bring […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New research into how cells communicate could pave way for improved cancer treatments

July 31, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Pioneering new research into the way in which cells communicate with each other could hold the key to unlocking new, improved treatment for life-threatening diseases, including cancer. Various mechanisms exist for cells to communicate with each other, and many are […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

New project develops ethical framework to help doctors make difficult decisions

July 31, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Medical professionals have a duty of care to relieve suffering and save lives. Although they will occasionally make mistakes, it is rare that someone deliberately participates in wrongdoing. But there are times when carrying out what is perceived as ‘good’ […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers discover novel antibiotic from leaf of common weed

July 27, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Many of the antibiotics used today were developed from natural products made by bacteria themselves in order to ward off other bacteria. These products used to be sought and found primarily in soil. Now, Julia Vorholt and Jörn Piel of […]


Biomarker, Innovation

‘Financial toxicity’ of cancer treatment not adequately addressed by doctors, reveals study

July 23, 2018

Via: Medical News

In addition to facing new concerns about their health, individuals who are diagnosed with cancer often worry about the financial burdens of treatment. A new study indicates that many patients feel that such ‘financial toxicity’ is not adequately addressed by […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New molecule shows great promise for future treatment of many cancers

July 17, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new molecule designed by University of Adelaide researchers shows great promise for future treatment of many cancers. The new molecule successfully targets a protein that plays a major role in the growth of most cancers. This protein target is […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Type 2 diabetes, obesity may soon be reversed with gene therapy

July 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

New research shows that gene therapy can completely reverse markers of type 2 diabetes and obesity in rodents. The prevalence of diabetes, or the total number of existing cases, is on the rise in the United States and globally. According […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers highlight the need for wider access to HIV prevention drugs

July 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Despite highly effective anti-HIV pharmaceuticals having been used worldwide for almost a decade, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) has not been conquered. In 2016, there were an estimated 39,782 new HIV diagnoses in the U.S., according to San Francisco State University […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Existing drug may help to treat aggressive brain cancer

July 11, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain cancer that progresses very rapidly and often becomes treatment resistant. The commonest chemotherapy drug used to treat glioblastoma, temozolomide, tends not to be as effective as one might hope. But could a common altitude sickness […]