Category Archives: Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE: The use of opioids in fibromyalgia (Int. J. of Rheumatic Diseases,sciencedaily)

REVIEW ARTICLE: The use of opioids in fibromyalgia (Int. J. of Rheumatic Diseases,sciencedaily)

MediNewsDigest:Opioids do not work for Fibromyalgia according to study published in the  Int. J. of Rheumatic Diseases  Why? Opioids are powerful analgesics given to people in acute cancer pain. So finding out why they do not work against FMS could lead to more understanding of that syndrome. ScienceDaily posted  an article with …Read the Rest

Possible Health Issues Of Organophosphates Pesticides

Possible Health Issues Of Organophosphates Pesticides

MediNewsDigest:   The subject of pesticides is very controversial. Ignoring  philosophical  or cultural issues, MedinewsDigest  has investigated the possible health issues  raised from  the scientific community. For the first of this series, we choose to look at the organophosphates, because of their prevalence.  Possible relationship of Organophosphates and ADHD in children: The American Association …Read the Rest

Scientists use synthetic corneas to restore vision (Reuters)

Scientists use synthetic corneas to restore vision (Reuters)

  MediNewsDigest:  Synthetic cornea made of recombinant human collagen. The synthetic, but organic, material eventually allowed some blending with the neighboring eye tissue. This is regenerative bioengineering…  The company that produced the material is San Francisco biotech firm FibroGen Inc. Share/Bookmark

About Alternative Treatments Against  Cancers

About Alternative Treatments Against Cancers

 Here are  four treatments against cancer.  One of them,  Zadaxin, is  a western medicine drug often used against infections. The others are herbal/vitamins types.            Zadaxin:  SciClone:  “….ZADAXIN stimulates the immune system by affecting T cells and NK cells, which are the body’s most potent defense against infectious diseases. “ Cancer Treatment …Read the Rest

New drugs in migraine treatment and prophylaxis (The Lancet)

New drugs in migraine treatment and prophylaxis (The Lancet)

MediNewsDigest:   The Two drugs are  telcagepant(HealthCentral)   and topiramate.(mayoclinic) Note that topiramate is prescribed as an antiepileptic drug.  They represent a new class of drugs: calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor blockers. Follow the link to the Lancet  for more details. The main thing is that it gives hope to those for whom Triptan (about) did …Read the Rest

Joint Pain: The Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) is involved (American College of Rheumatology)

Joint Pain: The Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) is involved (American College of Rheumatology)

MediNewDigest:     TNF is part of your body’s immune system signal network.  Only here, it carries an inflammation and pain  firebrand! This TNF is involved in joint pain! As found in this study from the American Colledge of Rheumatology   What Wikipedia has this to say about TNF:  “….Tumor necrosis factor promotes the inflammatory response, …Read the Rest

Cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease without dementia (pubmed)

Cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease without dementia (pubmed)

MediNewDigest:    One can have cognitive impairment without dementia, as discussed in this study posted on Pubmed.   So what specifically is dementia?  Here is a good entry for its definition at medterms.   But PD can also bring on dementia, here is as an example a discussion of dementia by the makers …Read the Rest

Breakthrough Gene Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration (ScienceDaily)

Breakthrough Gene Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration (ScienceDaily)

MediNewsDigest:    This entry in sciencedaily    discusses a new technique to fight  Retinal Degeneration (wikipedia).  What is done is use nanoparticles to deliver therapeutic genes to the retina. Safer than delivery through viruses.  This research is at a very early stage, as mice were treated, and the efficacy of the treatment lasted …Read the Rest

Another Study Links Mouse Retroviruses To Chronic Fatigue (medicalnewstoday)

Another Study Links Mouse Retroviruses To Chronic Fatigue (medicalnewstoday)

MediNewsDigest: The key question from this entry in MedicalNewsToday:   Doe this virus cause  CFS  (chronic fatigue syndrome)or is he there for an easy ride? Share/Bookmark

Sepsis syndrome: Caused by inappropriate immune activation due to bacterial components released during infection (sciencedirect)

Sepsis syndrome: Caused by inappropriate immune activation due to bacterial components released during infection (sciencedirect)

MediNewsDigest: Another case of our immune system getting out of control…. Quoting the Sao Paolo, Brazil Researchers:  “….The B-1 cells produced the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 in response to LPS. (a toxine from the bacteria)….” Here is a figure describing the complexity of sepsis: Share/Bookmark

Page 34 of 38« First...«3233343536»...Last »

© 2013-2014 Medical News Digest All Rights Reserved