Ways To Trigger Suicidal Self-Poisoning Of TB Discovered: Paves Way For Development Of Newer Antibiotics

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists have found ways to trigger self suicide in TB bacteria, paving a way for the discovery of newer antibiotic treatments available to combat the deadly disease. The team of researchers at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, in conjunction with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, found […]
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Zocor Causes Muscle Injury: FDA

In a recent update, The Food and Drug Administration issued a health warning on the risks of muscle injury with the usage of high doses of widely prescribed statin, Zocor. The agency said the risk is highest in patients taking 80 milligram doses of the statin drug, which is the highest FDA-approved dose. At this […]
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Consumers Warned Of Baby Sling Risks

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has sent out a warning note to all new mothers and dads, who want to hold their babies close to them, yet have their hands free, to be cautious while using chic baby slings as they have been found to cause infant fatalities. The CPSC has investigated at least 13 […]
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Men With Erectile Dysfunction Face Double Risk Of Heart Disease

A new study has found that men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) are highly susceptible to developing cardiovascular disease. This very well conducted study concludes that ED is a strong predictor of death from all causes and other events in men with cardiovascular disease. This placebo-controlled study published in Journal of the American Heart Association, […]
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Medtronic Cryoablation System Outshines Anti Arrhythmic Drugs

A new device ‘Arctic Front’ made by Medtronic Inc., of Minneapolis, showed promise in treating most common type of irregular heartbeat, otherwise not treatable by anti arrhythmic drugs. This device employs a technique that freezes the heart tissue with a balloon catheter to treat the heart rhythm disorder and was found to be 10 times […]
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Early Detection Of Alzheimer’s Now Possible, Ensures Effective Treatment

Developed by researchers at the University of Tennessee, this new computerized self-test (CST) shows promise in early detection of Alzheimer’s and therefore makes possible a more effective treatment to be available for patients. This computerized self-test (CST) was developed by Rex Cannon and Dr John Dougherty, an associate professor in the UT Graduate School of […]
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Abott’s New Heart Valve; A Safe And Effective Alternative To Surgery

Abott’s mitral valve repair device has proved to be a safe and effective alternative to open heart surgery that treats most common type of leaky valves- an experimental study has shown. Abott’s MitraClip has been available in Europe for about 18 months. In a recent trial, researchers compared conventional open-heart surgery to MitraClip- delivered to […]
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