Daily Archives : December 8, 2014

Alzheimers drug

Alzheimers Drug a Cognitive Enhancer for Healthy Individuals

Generating genius: how an Alzheimer ’ s drug became considered a ‘ cognitive enhancer ’ for healthy individuals Background: Donepezil, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, has been widely cited in media and bioethics  literature on…

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Septic Shock

Vasopressor Initiation and Mortality in Septic Shock

Timing of vasopressor initiation and mortality in septic shock: a cohort study Introduction: Despite recent advances in the management of septic shock, mortality remains unacceptably high. Earlier initiation of key therapies including  appropriate antimicrobials and fluid resuscitation appears to reduce…

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Child Cancer

Difficult Decisions When Cure is No Longer Possible

When to stop? Decision-making when children ’ s cancer treatment is no longer curative: a mixed-method systematic review Background: Children with cancer, parents, and clinicians, face difficult decisions when cure is no longer possible. Little is known about decision-making  processes,…

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Ychromosomes

Smoking Destroys Y Chromosome

New health risk discovered for men who smoke. The Y chromosome is of course the stretch of DNA that makes a man. Women have two X chromosomes; males have an X and a Y. But the Y chromosome controls more…

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Soy beans

A Major Breakthrough in Osteoporosis Treatment

Adelaide researchers are on the verge of a major breakthrough in their quest to treat osteoporosis.

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Spinal Cord Drug

A New Drug for Spinal Cord Injury

A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US scientists.

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