Adalimumab Improves Symptoms of Inflammatory Disease at First Stage of Clinical Trials

Adalimumab Improves Symptoms of Inflammatory Disease at First Stage of Clinical Trials

Dermatology September 12, 2016 at 9:24 AM 0 comments

THE RESULTS of two Phase III clinical trials have shown that the tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-inhibitor adalimumab can improve the symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). The findings of the PIONEER I and PIONEER II trials showed that HS patients receiving weekly doses of adalimumab had significantly higher response rates ofRead More

Pregnant Mothers Taking Chemotherapy Drug Could Reduce Fertility in Daughters

Pregnant Mothers Taking Chemotherapy Drug Could Reduce Fertility in Daughters

Reproductive Health September 5, 2016 at 9:10 AM 0 comments

MOTHERS taking the chemotherapy drug etoposide during pregnancy could reduce the reproductive lifespan of their daughters. This is according to the findings of an animal study that examined the effects of the drug on the development of ovarian tissue in mice. Etoposide is used to treat lung cancer, ovarian cancer,Read More

Pregnant Mothers Taking Chemotherapy Drug Could Reduce Fertility in Daughters

Pregnant Mothers Taking Chemotherapy Drug Could Reduce Fertility in Daughters

Reproductive Health September 5, 2016 at 9:10 AM 0 comments

MOTHERS taking the chemotherapy drug etoposide during pregnancy could reduce the reproductive lifespan of their daughters. This is according to the findings of an animal study that examined the effects of the drug on the development of ovarian tissue in mice. Etoposide is used to treat lung cancer, ovarian cancer,Read More

Zika Virus Linked to Physical Deformities in Babies

Zika Virus Linked to Physical Deformities in Babies

Reproductive Health September 5, 2016 at 9:08 AM 0 comments

THE ZIKA virus (ZIKV) infection in pregnant women has been implicated in the development of neurological abnormalities which lead to limb joint deformities in babies, according to Brazilian researchers. Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a birth defect of congenital joint contractures in two or more areas of the body. InRead More

Zika Virus Linked to Physical Deformities in Babies

Zika Virus Linked to Physical Deformities in Babies

Reproductive Health September 5, 2016 at 9:08 AM 0 comments

THE ZIKA virus (ZIKV) infection in pregnant women has been implicated in the development of neurological abnormalities which lead to limb joint deformities in babies, according to Brazilian researchers. Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a birth defect of congenital joint contractures in two or more areas of the body. InRead More

CDK4 Protein Both a Trigger and Target for Treatment of Liver Disease

CDK4 Protein Both a Trigger and Target for Treatment of Liver Disease

Hepatology August 30, 2016 at 9:15 AM 0 comments

SCIENTISTS have identified the CDK4 protein as a trigger for the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and found that its inhibition can prevent the further development of early stages of the disease. In a recent study by researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, USA,Read More

CDK4 Protein Both a Trigger and Target for Treatment of Liver Disease

CDK4 Protein Both a Trigger and Target for Treatment of Liver Disease

Hepatology August 30, 2016 at 9:15 AM 0 comments

SCIENTISTS have identified the CDK4 protein as a trigger for the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and found that its inhibition can prevent the further development of early stages of the disease. In a recent study by researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, USA,Read More

Burden of Viral Hepatitis Grows

Burden of Viral Hepatitis Grows

Hepatology August 30, 2016 at 9:12 AM 0 comments

KILLING as many people as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, or malaria, hepatitis has risen in worldwide prominence, resulting annually in 1.45 million deaths. This is according to data from 183 countries over 13 years, analysed by Imperial College, London, UK, and the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Hepatitis, an inflammation of theRead More

Burden of Viral Hepatitis Grows

Burden of Viral Hepatitis Grows

Hepatology August 30, 2016 at 9:12 AM 0 comments

KILLING as many people as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, or malaria, hepatitis has risen in worldwide prominence, resulting annually in 1.45 million deaths. This is according to data from 183 countries over 13 years, analysed by Imperial College, London, UK, and the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Hepatitis, an inflammation of theRead More

Education Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Education Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes August 22, 2016 at 9:52 AM 0 comments

REDUCING the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by fully completing a new education programme may now be possible, according to a study supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), London, UK. In a period where the National Health Service (NHS) is seeing an escalation in cases ofRead More