Hydroxychloroquine used for treating newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) shows a significantly lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) compared with non-users when used for long-term.Read More
You can avoid contracting the brain-damaging Nipah virus by simple good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing and eating well-cooked food. Nipah virus infection has killed 13 people in Kerala till now and led to quarantining of at least 40 others.
The Dietary Obesity Prevention Score (DOPS) is the new food-based score, where dietary intake is measured with a simple food-frequency questionnaire. DOPS helps individuals improve eating habits, create awareness on the risks, aid doctors in identifying high-risk individuals and provides preventive counseling.
Tea leaf extract derived quantum dots can inhibit the growth of and destroy upto 80 percent of lung tumor cells, according to a recent collaborative venture between Swansea University experts and colleagues from two Indian universities. The findings of the study appear in the journal of Applied Nano Materials.
A new machine-learning-based algorithm can help save lives by accurately predicting the life expectancy of patients who have had a heart failure. The algorithm was developed by a research team at UCLA led by Mihaela van der Schaar, Chancellor's Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. The study is published in the journal PLOS One.
Misoprostol, a prostaglandin analog can only be obtained with a prescription from a registered medical practitioner for stomach ulcer and decreasing the acid secretion in the stomach. It is used illegally for self-induced abortions.
Insulin is a peptide hormone produced by the beta cells of the pancreatic islets prescribed for treating type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, and hyperosmolar hyperglycemia.