News of World Medicine
22.09.2017 Scientists have found an effective cure for melanoma
An international team of scientists have found that the drug "Opdivo" (nivolumab) is the best remedy to help melanoma patients, who underwent surgery to remove the tumor. The study involved more than 900 patients with stage III and IV melanoma. The volunteers were treated at 130 medical centers located in 25 countries. All participants underwent surgery to remove tumors, UPI.com reports.
21.09.2017 Healthy lifestyle is an effective weapon against asthma
Scientists from Denmark have found that healthy eating and physical activity can improve the quality of life of asthmatics. Thanks to healthy food and training, the severity of asthma symptoms in participants of the study has decreased significantly. The study involved 125 volunteers with asthma, The Daily Mail reports.
20.09.2017 Scientists have associated swine influenza with type 1 diabetes
Young people infected with the swine influenza virus H1N1, may be prone to type 1 diabetes. This has been established by Norway scientists, who analyzed the data of 2.28 million people aged 30 and under for the period from June 2009 to June 2013, UPI.com reports.
19.09.2017 Abuse of artificial sweeteners may cause diabetes
Scientists of the Medical School of the University of Adelaide have found that the abuse of artificial sweeteners can affect how the body reacts to sugar. Due to this fact, the risk of development of diabetes type 2 increases. The study involved 27 people, UPI.com reports.
05.02.2018 A new drug might cure a multiple sclerosis
Pharmaceutical companies Servier and GeNeuro seem to have made a medical breakthrough. They published preliminary results of a clinical trial of a new drug, GNbAC1, designed to help people with remission-relapsing multiple sclerosis (RRS), Remedium reports.
14.09.2017 Scientists have revealed a gene causing a loss of vision
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have revealed a gene causing gradual the retina degeneration and the loss of vision. It's a RPGR gene. As it turned out, the gene provokes the development of a hereditary eye disease, such as X-linked retinitis pigmentosa. Currently, there is no effective treatment for this disease.
13.09.2017 A new vaccine will save from human papillomavirus
As it is known, human papillomavirus (HPV) virus is very common. It is transmitted sexually. Due to HPV, warts appear and the risk of cervical cancer increases substantially. As UPI.com notices, about 300,000 people die from cervical cancer each year (more than 80% die in developing countries).
12.09.2017 Analysis has shown that aspirin helps cancer tumors to survive
According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, numerous studies have shown that aspirin can fight against cancer. However, a group of American scientists doubt this. They have found that acetylsalicylic acid really inhibits the growth of malignant cells. But at the same time it accelerates their mutation, thereby negatively affecting the outcome of therapy.
26.02.2018 A new method will help to quickly identify a heart attack
A team of scientists has developed an algorithm that allows to quickly and efficiently identify a heart attack. According to the scientists, only 10% of patients with acute myocardial infarction symptoms turn to emergency departments. Thanks to a timely identified heart attack, many lives can be saved.
08.09.2017 Scientists have found the cause of statins’ side effect
As The Daily Mail notices, some people suffer from muscle pain after taking statins (drugs reducing cholesterol concentrations). Scientists of the University of Dundee have found that genetic features are responsible for this effect. The scientists have analyzed the data of almost 12,000 people who took statins.