Saturday, November 27, 2021

FDA Warns of Next-Day Impairment From Sleep Drug Lunesta

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning for the insomnia drug Lunesta (eszopiclone) based on evidence of next-day impairment of driving and other activities...

Sleeping Pills Increase Cardiovascular Events in Heart Failure Patients

Sleeping pills increase the risk of cardiovascular events in heart failure patients by 8-fold, according to new research from Japan. The findings were presented at...

Common BPA Substitute, BPS, Disrupts Heart Rhythms in Females

Bisphenol S (BPS), a common substitute for bisphenol A (BPA) in consumer products, may have similar toxic effects on the heart as previously reported...

New Study – Cinnamon Reverses, Halts Progression of Parkinson’s Disease in...

Neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center report that cinnamon, a common food spice and flavoring material, can reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes...

Brain Tumors Use Stealth Coating to Evade Body’s Immune System, New...

Brain tumors fly under the radar of the body's defense forces by coating their cells with extra amounts of a specific protein, new research...

‘Shape-Shifting’ Material May Improve Facial Reconstruction Surgery Outcomes

Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) and surgery to remove tumors can leave gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. And...

New Implantable “Sleep Pacemaker” for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is among the first in the United States to begin offering a new FDA-approved treatment for obstructive sleep...

Breakthrough “Cling-Wrap” Biomaterial Protects Burn Victims Against Infection

Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical. Now scientists have reported on the...

‘Astonishing’ Decline in Deaths From Heart Disease and Stroke in Last...

U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke dropped significantly in the last decade, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. “Interestingly, these improvements...

Street Drug 15 Times Stronger Than Heroin Hiding in Plain Sight

Emergency physicians should expect "an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses," but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl,...

Cholesterol Drug Cuts Heart, Stroke Risks by 30 Percent in Women...

The cholesterol-lowering drug fenofibrate cuts cardiovascular disease risks by 30 per cent in women with Type-2 diabetes, according to a new study from the...

New Antibacterial Gel Disrupts BioFilms to Kill Hospital Superbugs

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most resistant hospital superbugs – Pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococci and E.coli. The...