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Study shows promise in repairing damaged myelin: Potential ‘game-changer’ for people with multiple sclerosis

A scientific breakthrough provides new hope for millions of people living with multiple sclerosis. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have developed a compound that stimulates repair of the protective sheath that covers nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The discovery, involving mice genetically engineered to mimic multiple sclerosis, published in the […]

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Investigators incorporate randomized trial within dialysis care delivery: Trial examines potential benefit of longer dialysis sessions

A recent clinical trial fully embedded into the routine delivery of care at dialysis facilities sought to determine if hemodialysis sessions that are longer than many patients in the United States currently receive can improve patients’ health. Although the trial accomplished most of its objectives, uptake of the intervention was insufficient to determine whether longer […]

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Diabetes drug may reverse heart failure

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have demonstrated that the recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and reverse the progression of heart failure in non-diabetic animal models. Their study also shows that this drug can make the heart produce more energy and function more efficiently. The results were published in […]

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Food allergies can strike at any age

(HealthDay)—You might be surprised to learn that food allergies can start in adulthood and involve a food you’ve eaten without a problem for your entire life. For adults as well as kids, the top—but not the only—food culprits are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish, wheat and soy, according to the American College […]

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Critical errors in inhaler technique common in children with asthma

In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma—the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma—researchers found that nearly half of participants demonstrated improper inhaler use, which means they routinely were not taking in the full dose of medication. Adolescents most commonly displayed critical errors in inhaler technique. […]

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Stop Smoking: aromas can suppress

Flavors help for Smoking cessation? Smoking is known to be very harmful for the health and can even lead to premature death. Many people have trouble stopping Smoking. Researchers found out now, that the intention may be enough business to Inhale a pleasant flavors, the Craving for a cigarette away. In a recent study by […]

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British military used paint linked to cancer on its vehicles

British military has used chromium-based paint linked to cancer on its tanks, 4x4s and armoured personnel carriers despite the substance being banned for many lines of manufacturing in 2003 The Ministry of Defence admitted it has used the paint as recently as December But it has been phased out completely now, the Government said yesterday  […]