Drug resistance: WHO report ‘serious lack of new antibiotics’

Published Wednesday 20 September 2017 By Honor Whiteman www.medicalnewstoday.com The WHO say that there are not enough new drugs in the pipeline to help combat antimicrobial resistance. A new report from the World Health Organization confirms that, worryingly, there are now limited treatment options for some of the most common drug-resistant infections, which highlights the desperate need…

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Probiotics may help to prevent and treat colon cancer

By Maria Cohut http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/ New research has looked into the potential of Lactobacillus reuteri as an aid in colon cancer treatment. A new study looks at the potential of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer associated with inflammatory bowel disease. So far, the results – following tests in mice – are promising, but…

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Too much salt may double your chances of heart failure

By Ana Sandoiu – published at Medical News Today www.medicalnewstoday.com The first author of the study is Pekka Jousilahti, a research professor at the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki, Finland. Sodium – which we mostly derive from the salt we eat – is key for a range of bodily functions, such as nerve function,…

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E-cigarettes: How safe are they for cardiovascular health?

Published on 8/14/2017 By Ana Sandoiu at www.medicalnewstoday.com When it comes to cardiovascular health, are vapors safe? More and more people turn to e-cigarettes thinking that they are a safe alternative to conventional tobacco-based cigarettes. But are they really? A new study investigates. Researchers from West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown set out to examine the impact of…

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Marijuana ‘may be worse than cigarettes for cardiovascular health’

By Honor Whiteman www.medicalnewstoday.com Research suggests that marijuana use may raise the risk of death from hypertension by more than threefold. People who use marijuana may be three times more likely to die from high blood pressure than non-users of the drug, a new study finds. The researchers say that their findings indicate that marijuana use…

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Nine ways that processed foods are harming people

Published Tuesday 1 August 2017 at www.medicalnewstoday.com By Kris Gunnars Processed foods are bad. They are a major contributor to obesity and illness around the world. Every time a population adopts a Western diet high in processed foods, they get sick. It happens within a few years. Their genes don’t change, their food does. Real vs. processed food The…

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Myers’ Cocktail 

What is a Myers’ Cocktail? A Myer’s cocktail is a specifically formulated mixture of medical grade vitamins and minerals that are administered to a patient via an intravenous injection in order to replenish insufficient cellular nutrient levels. This IV nutrient therapy was created by Dr. John Myers in the mid 1960’s to treat patients suffering…

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New drug for chronic pain medication

Published Saturday 22 July 2017 By Ana Sandoiu at Medical News Today   www.medicalnewstoday.com New research has uncovered a target for chronic and pathologic pain, which could lead to better drugs for those affected by pain in the future. Chronic pain is “the most common cause of long-term disability,” according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In fact,…

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