News of World Medicine
People who are afraid of a heart attack should beware of respiratory system diseases

Australian physicians, in the person of Professor Jeff Toffler of the University of Sydney, say that the recently experienced respiratory disease increases the risk of a heart attack by 17 times, ABC News reports. The risk is especially high in the first five days when symptoms of disease occurred. Further, it begins to decline gradually, but still it remains as increased for a month.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder was associated with inflammation in the brain

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by the manifestations of involuntary obsessive thoughts (obsessions) and attempts to get rid of them through compulsive actions (compulsions). As it turns out the people with OCD have the increased level of inflammation in the brain. This was revealed by scientists from Canada.

Tobacco leaves - a universal remedy for skin diseases

Scientists have found a collagen in tobacco leaves. It is a protein from which the skin condition depends. In particular, collagen provides its strength and elasticity. Experts say that tobacco leaves can cure skin diseases and accelerate the recovery process in damaged tendons, VladTime reports.

Scientists warn that artificial vitamins are very dangerous

Scientists from Denmark do not recommend to take artificial vitamins and other synthetic supplements. According to the experts, from such tablets the body receives dangerous synthetic components instead of useful compounds. These components increase the risk of vomiting, stomach ulcers and premature death, "RuNews24" reports.

Pharmacists warn: painkillers may kill

According to Taiwanese experts, popular painkillers pose a real threat to life. As RIA News notes, ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib, mefenamic acid and naproxen increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. The scientists refer to the medical data of 56,000 people with high blood pressure.

A team of researchers have found how to regain mobility after the spine fracture

Scientists rely on electrostimulation of the spinal cord and special "fitness". It was known that even with the most serious injuries of the spinal cord, some of its nerve fibers remain intact. But they are not involved in the human motor system directly. The experts suggest to switch neuronic chains, by reorienting them to a new task. Electrostimulation and training in a special exoskeleton may help to do this.

Scientists say that linoleic acid may protect from untimely death and heart disease

Scientists of the University of Eastern Finland believe that omega-6 fatty acids are the key to reducing the risk of untimely death. In addition, they prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases, RIA News reports. According to the scientists, linoleic acid is the most common polyunsaturated fatty acid omega-6.

Smart computer program may replace medical diagnosticians

Chinese scientists have developed a self-learning artificial intelligence capable to diagnose prostate cancer by separating samples of a sick person from healthy tissue samples. The system evaluation accuracy is comparable to the accuracy of real diagnosticians, The Deccan Chronicle reports.

Popular drugs contribute to spreading antibiotic resistance

Because of statins, tablets for allergies and other commonly used drugs, the problem of antibiotic resistance is becoming more urgent. As The Daily Mail notes, researchers from Germany have found that a quarter of drugs inhibits the growth of bacteria in the intestine.

Researchers are sure that a universal remedy against malaria is found

A team of scientists has discovered a new human antibody that can prevent malaria infection. This happens due to involving a special part of the surface protein, which is available in almost all types of malarial parasite, Zee News reports. This antibody (CIS43) has a better protection against malaria than any other known antibody.