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Drug-makers aim to make HIV drugs with lower side-effects

Drug-makers aim to make HIV drugs with lower side-effects

Gus Cairns, a 60 years old HIV patient, recalls old times when many were dying from AIDS two decades ago. He thought his time would come soon, but now at the age of 60 he looks fit. It was introduction of drugs that saved his life and made his battle to extend till now. But as the drugs are toxic for virus as well as body, it in a long run poses serious health complications.

Ohio University Hospitals first to offer fully dissolving stent treatment for CAD

Ohio University Hospitals first to offer fully dissolving stent treatment for CAD

Cardiologists at Case Medical Center, University Hospitals (UH), became first to implant the Abbott Absorb stent, a completely bioresorbable stent, on a patient suffering with coronary artery disease (CAD). This made State of Ohio first in the country to offer and implant fully dissolving stent.

Breast cancer survivors must indulge into physical activity

Breast cancer survivors must indulge into physical activity

It has always been said that exercise is very good for health. Now, a new study has added to that by unveiled that breast cancer survivors would be benefitted if they indulge in physical activity.

Study researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have unveiled that at least 12% of all women are expected to be diagnosed with some form of breast cancer during their lifetime. Therefore, it has become even more important to find out ways to deal with the issue.

Teenagers who have never smoked are now vaping: Study

Teenagers who have never smoked are now vaping: Study

A journal Chest-published research paper has found chemicals present in e-cigarettes vapor to produce short-term potential cardiovascular issues. The harmful signs were similar but not exactly the same as being due to smoking.

In the study, the researchers have compared the effects of smoking and vaping with the same nicotine content present in blood vessels of the participants. In addition, study researchers have assessed many other markers, including oxidative stress, vitamin E levels and nitric oxide bioavailability.

Study finds statins lower risk of dying from four common cancers

Study finds statins lower risk of dying from four common cancers

A study conducted for a long period of 14 years on one million people has found that statins have potential to increase survival rate in patients with the four most common types of cancer: breast, lung, prostate and bowel cancer.

The study was in form of a huge survey conducted by researchers at Aston Medical School in Birmingham. They found strong associations between high cholesterol and improved mortality among people suffering from these cancers. They said this link could exist due to use of statin drugs by patients with high cholesterol.

Pasta isn’t fattening you

Pasta isn’t fattening you

If you are avoiding eating pasta fearing you may get fat, you need to rethink after knowing results of a new study. Published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes, the study claimed that pasta does opposite of what you think. It helps you shed those extra pounds, it added.

CDPH working with Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill for investigation into outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

CDPH working with Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill for investigation into outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

For the ongoing investigation into an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been working with the owners and staff of Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill at 300 W. 26th Street.

So far, 50 residents have contracted STEC linked to this outbreak, and 14 people have been hospitalized. Presently, no case of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is reported. The site will remain shut just like a second Carbón location at 810 Marshfield.

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