Anti-TB drugs may not prevent reinfection: Study
Toronto, March 23 : Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs cause changes to gut microbiota and increase susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) -- a major reason why current treatments are ineffective in preventing reinfections, say researchers.
TB can cause infertility in women, say experts
New Delhi, March 23 : Tuberculosis (TB) bacterium primarily affects the lungs, but can also spread and cause secondary infections to the uterus and even the fallopian tubes, which can reduce chances of pregnancy, health experts warned ahead of the World Tuberculosis Day that falls on March 24.
FDA approves device to treat heart failure patients
Washington, March 22 : The US Food and Drug Administration has given approval for a new device that would help treat patients with life-threatening heart failure, and address an unmet need in patients who fail to get adequate benefits from standard treatments and have no alternative treatment options.
Low socioeconomic status is not a permanent conviction for health
Washington D.C, Mar 22 : Various studies have pointed out that low socioeconomic status can be important health risk factor. A new study has found out that if one succeeds in improving his/her status, not only economically but also culturally, the perspectives in terms of life expectancy and health improves sharply. Full Story
Smoking strong pot daily increases psychosis risks
London, March 21 : Amid growing decriminalisation of cannabis use, a new study warns that daily cannabis use, especially of high potency, is strongly linked to the risk of developing psychosis, a mental disorder characterised by a disconnection from reality.
Balance of two enzymes may help treat pancreatic cancer
Los Angeles, March 21 : A new research has set the stage for clinicians to potentially use levels of a pancreatic cancer patient's PHLPP1 and PKC enzymes as a prognostic and for researchers to develop new therapeutic drugs that change the balance of the two enzymes as a means to treat the disease.
Breast implant safety put under scanner by FDA
Washington, March 20 : After thousands of women reported that breast implants had caused them problems, like debilitating joint pain and fatigue, the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and researchers have started re-examining its safety.