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Access to high-quality medicine is a basic human right, but more than four
billion people live in countries where many medications are substandard or fake. Marya Lieberman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and Abigail Weaver, a postdoctoral associate in the University’s Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Earth Sciences, took up the challenge of how people in developing countries could detect low-quality antimalarial drugs without expensive equipment and without handling dangerous chemicals.
The solution they developed involves using paper cards, embedded with reagents,
Patients with chronic heart failure, a disabling, deadly disease that worsens as the heart gradually pumps less
efficiently, are getting a much-needed new option with U.S. approval Wednesday of a novel drug from Amgen Inc.
Corlanor is the first medication in a dozen years for heart failure, which is becoming more common with obesity – and more people surviving heart attacks due to better treatments.
Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration is reviewing another heart failure pill, from Novartis AG, and could approve it this summer.
More than 5 million Americans and more than 25 million people worldwide have heart failure, which kills up to half of patients within five years, despite numerous generic pills and other treatments available. It costs the global economy an estimated $108 billion annually, mostly for repeated hospitalizations, so preventing those is a key cost-control target.
For most patients, it’s a chronic condition, caused by high blood pressure or other factors damaging heart muscle. That leaves many patients with “low-ejection fraction,” meaning the heart’s main pumping chamber can’t push out anywhere near the 50 percent or more of blood a healthy heart ejects.
Symptoms include breathlessness, fatigue and fluid retention. That keeps many patients homebound and causes repeated emergency department visits, often in the middle of the night, due to infections or just straying from a low-salt diet.
“It’s not uncommon for these people to be hospitalized two to 12 times a yearR
New research may help explain why obese men are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than obese women.
As people become overweight, their
skeletal muscle develops insulin resistance that can lead to type 2 diabetes, the Canadian study authors explained. They discovered that differences in the activity of a protein in this muscle may make men more likely to develop diabetes than women.
When that protein — called PTEN — i
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3.Triple therapy × 14 days: [Proton pump inhibitor +
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Since the out break of Ebola in Nigeria,hand sanitizers has become a must-have item for every kitchen and bathroom sink, schoolroom, day care center, Pharmacist’s office,doctor’s office and purse. Just slather them on the hands and voila! Germs are gone! But it’s possible that while these products kill germs they also create other health issues
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This week we shall be looking at safe medications,today we will look at How to Use Ear Drops Properly (Having someone else
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