Medical News

Fibrosis

Vital Step Against Liver Fibrosis in Animal

A new drug developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health limits the progression of liver fibrosis in mice, a hopeful advance against a condition for which there is no current treatment and that often leads to serious liver disease in people with chronic alcoholism and other common diseases.


Yellow Fever

Early-Stage Yellow Fever Vaccine Trial by NIH

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has begun an early-stage clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to protect against yellow fever virus.


Brain Tumors

Effective, Less Toxic Way to Treat Brain Tumors

Physicians from Carolinas HealthCare System’s Neurosciences Institute and Levine Cancer Institute are among the authors of a study that was accepted for publication by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).



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Menopause And Sleepless Nights Accelerate Aging In Women

Menopause, Sleepless Nights May Make Women Age Faster

In a pair of studies published today UCLA researchers report that menopause accelerates biological aging and that insomnia, which often accompanies menopause, also has a clear association with age acceleration.




Bleeding

Bio-Engineered Molecule Shows Promise for Quick Control of Bleeding

Every five minutes someone in the U.S. dies from a blood clot, through its role in strokes, heart attacks or other severe conditions. For decades, doctors have used the anticoagulant drug warfarin (Coumadin) to prevent clots. More recently, newer anticoagulants such as Xarelto, Eliquis and Pradaxa, considered safer and more convenient than warfarin, have gained greater acceptance.



Puerto Rico

Leading Epidemiologist Weighs In On Zika To Help Educate Travelers

An esteemed epidemiologist says, unless you are pregnant or planning to conceive, you can have a worry-free vacation in Puerto Rico. Echoing Puerto Rico Tourism Company’s (PRTC) ongoing efforts to educate visitors about Zika, Dr. D.A. Henderson, Distinguished Scholar at the UPMC Center for Health Security in Baltimore, Maryland, urges travelers to learn the facts about the Zika virus to overcome fears and hype.