Medicine and Diagnosis
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Medicine and Diagnosis Articles
Researchers are reporting evidence from tissue culture experiments that the popular dietary supplement carnosine may help to prevent and treat cataracts
Iodine contrast agents that enhance the scans can harm vulnerable kidneys, but N-acetylcysteine taken beforehand can protect at-risk patients
A lung cancer treatment that inhibits nicotine receptors was shown to double survival time in mice, according to Italian researchers
The widely used pain-reliever now the source of growing concern over its potentially toxic effects on the liver.
Scientists are reporting discovery of a much sought after crack in the armor of a common microbe that infects the stomachs of one-sixth of the world???s population, causing stomach ulcers and other diseases.
Putting the next generation of medicines on pharmacy shelves hinges on an intensive search for ways of safely and effectively delivering a silencing message to genes that are at the basis of innumerable diseases.
Researchers have now found that a single PSA can be used to predict advanced prostate cancer.
Scientists are reporting a potential solution to a problem that limits the human body???s ability to absorb and use medications for heart disease, Type-2 diabetes, cancer and other conditions.
Intensive Care Unit doctors seeking to balance the complex needs of their patients and the patients??? families may make an imperfect compromise, withdrawing life support systems over a prolonged period of time.
New scientific insights into schizophrenia are pointing toward new drugs that offer hope for millions of individuals with the disease
Hospitals are now able to ensure that the correct dose is administered to the 670,000 patients that undergo nuclear medicine procedures every year due to a new device
Researchers have found that an asthma diagnostic test, the exhaled nitric oxide test, is an inexpensive, quick and easy way to determine whether inhaled corticosteroids will relieve a patient's chronic cough.
Using a two-drug approach, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have demonstrated that it may be possible to rescue heart function after a heart attack and protect the heart from scarring.
This article reviews some of the technical strategies that are being employed to collect and identify novel marine products with potential antitumoral properties...
Most people are aware that light affects human behaviour and can be used to treat disorders such as Seasonal Affective Disorder
100 percent plus increase in illegal blood alcohol levels in emergency care patients over five years
Blood alcohol levels well above the legal limit have soared 113 per cent among emergency care patients in just five years
A class of chemicals that has future therapeutic uses in medicine, specifically cancer treatment, was recently patented.
Discovery could explain why light keeps us awake and may lead to new treatments for disorders such as jet-lag and SAD.
Early intervention by a medical emergency team can reduce deaths from unexpected cardiac arrest in hospital by half, finds a study
Doctors can do more than ever to find and fix the problems that cause many strokes -- before a stroke ever happens. And they can do it without ever having to open up the skull...