Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021

Health Problems

Listeriosis Treatment

Listeriosis is predominantly a food-borne disease caused by the ubiquitous gram-positive bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, initially recognized as a foodborne pathogen in the early 1980s. Groups likely to get infected are the elderly, neonates, pregnant women, HIV-patients or those with immunodeficient states. As high mortality rate is accompanying Listeria infections, effective treatment and prevention are essential. […]

Trans Fat in Food

Trans fat is a type of unsaturated fat that can be produced when unsaturated fats, like those found in vegetable oils, are processed to resemble the physical properties of saturated fats, like butter. The most common example of a food product with trans fat is margarine, which is created from vegetable oil through a chemical […]

What is Light Therapy?

The history of light therapy dates back more than 3000 years in India, where sunlight was used for therapeutic purposes and recorded in the sacred Hindu texts. Today, the beneficial effects of light therapy are well-established and they involve the use of visible light or non-visible ultraviolet light to treat a myriad of conditions. Conventional […]

aducanumab

aducanumab Biogen and Eisai Announce FDA’s 3-Month Extension of Review Period for the Biologics License Application for Aducanumab CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and TOKYO, Jan. 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) and Eisai Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the review period by three months […]

Motor Neurone Disease Epidemiology

Motor neurone disease affects about 2 in every 100,000 people each year in the UK and about 5,000 people are living with the disease at any given time. In the United States, about 5,600 individuals are diagnosed every year The condition is slightly more common among men than women. Age People who develop motor neurone […]

Breast Cancer Classification

Breast cancers can be classified on the basis of four schemes. Each of these schemes classify the cancers based on different criteria and serve a different purpose. Some of these are: Classification based on pathology The cancer is classified according to its cellular structure and microanatomy. This is the commonest for of classification or typing […]

Activation Immunotherapies

Immunotherapy is a disease treatment that works by initiating, improving or suppressing the body’s immune response. An activation immunotherapy is one that either induces or amplifies an immune response. This type of therapy may be used to treat cancer or create vaccines. A suppression immunotherapy, on the other hand, reduces an immune response and this […]

Panic Disorder in Children

Panic disorder may occur in adults, adolescents or children. Children and adolescents with the condition suffer similar panic attacks to those found in adults as well as the same intense anxiety that is associated with the fear of future attacks. Symptoms of childhood panic disorder Panic attacks and associated symptoms may occur without any apparent […]

What Does Ghrelin Do?

Ghrelin is a hormone well known for regulating energy balance. It is a fast-acting hormone that plays a role in hunger and meal initiation. There are, however, numerous other functions of this important hormone. Some of the functions of ghrelin include: Ghrelin is secreted in early fetal development and promotes lung growth. Ghrelin is important […]

Finasteride Mechanism

In healthy males, testosterone is produced primarily by the testes and in small amounts by the adrenal glands. Most of the testosterone is transported bound to a specific plasma protein called sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). This protein is produced in the liver and carries the sex hormones (androgens in males and estrogens in females) […]

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