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FDA Gives Approval to New Antibacterial Drug

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The FDA has given approval to Vabomere for treating adults suffering with complicated urinary tract infection, including pyelonephritis. The latter is a kidney infection caused by particular bacteria. In addition to an antibacterial called meropenem, the drug Vabomere contains vaborbactam which is known for its ability to inhibit some particular types of resistance mechanisms that […]

Coffee Compound Linked to Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

There’s some good news for coffee lovers. Drinking coffee might help keep type 2 diabetes at bay. However, it is not caffeine but some other compound that’s responsible. Researchers have noticed that cafestol, which is a bioactive compound found in coffee, lowered fasting glucose levels, improved sensitivity to insulin, and stimulated insulin secretion in rodents. […]

Carbs More Harmful For Heart Health than Fat

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Compared to fats, carbs are more harmful for heart, according to a new study. In this study, the researchers analyzed eating habits of no fewer than 125,000 individuals from eighteen countries. The researchers found carbohydrates have greater adverse effect on heart health than fat. According to the researchers, ideal diet is one that has about […]

Extremely High HDL Cholesterol Levels Can Be Harmful

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The age-old wisdom of too much of everything is bad applies to high-density lipoprotein (HDL) too, also known as good cholesterol. According to new research, when HDL is present in extremely high proportion, it does more harm than good. Cholesterol, as you would know, are two types: HDL and LDL cholesterol. It is widely believed […]

Algorithm can predict Alzheimer two years before the onset of symptoms

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Scientists have designed an algorithm which, according to them, has the ability to accurately predict an individual’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s years before that person starts showing the early symptoms of the disease. The researchers used beta-amyloid imaging and machine-learning techniques to predict development of Alzheimer’s disease in advance in individuals having mild cognitive impairment, […]

SSRIs Might Worsen Tinnitus

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Tinnitus may worsen if the patient uses selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs for their depression. SSRIs are commonly used for treating depression. Tinnitus, on the other hand, is a condition characterized by ringing in the ears even when no outside sound is present. This condition is caused by some fault in the patient’s hearing […]

A Diabetes Drug Might Prove Beneficial Against Parkinson Disease

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Is exenatide a potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease? It might well be, according to a new study. Exenatide is used for treating diabetes. In a new study, the researchers found that it might be able to modify Parkinson’s, a progressive neurological disorder marked by muscular rigidity, tremor, and slow movements and which usually affects middle-aged […]

The Risk of Diabetes Greater in Children Who Sleep Less

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Children who sleep an hour less, on average, than what’s recommended for their age are more likely to develop diabetes type 2, according to a recently-published study. For instance, children aged 10 years are usually recommend 10 hours of sleep at night. When children sleep an hour less, that is 9 hours, on average, they […]

Healthy Obese Carry an Increased Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Obese and overweight individuals who otherwise look healthy carry a greater risk of coronary heart disease, according to new research. It is estimated that more than 66 percent of adults and about 33 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. are obese or overweight. Many health issues are associated with adult obesity and these […]

Dropping Serotonin Levels Linked to Development of Alzheimer Disease

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Is Alzheimer’s disease caused by low serotonin levels in the brain? A new study investigated this. Serotonin is commonly known as happiness hormone, because it affects mood, among other things. The researchers suggest serotonin might be the key factor driving Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, yet its cause is not known. […]

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