Post Tagged with: "Medical Research"

Good Bacteria may Prevent Asthma

Good Bacteria may Prevent Asthma

[box] Utsav K. Radia reports on pioneering research into the prevention of childhood asthma [/box] Asthma affects 5.4 million people in United Kingdom and costs the NHS £1 billion a year. In 2011, there were 1, 167 deaths from asthma in the UK; however, up to 90% of deaths from asthma are deemed preventable. Researchers at the University of British Columbia […]

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Hypertensive Genetics

Hypertensive Genetics

[box] Suborno Ghosh delves into and dissects the recent research on the genetics of hypertension [/box] In the general population blood pressure (BP) is distributed normally and in adults there is a continuous incremental increase of risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and renal disease associated with elevation in BP. Hypertension is defined based on a cut-off at the upper end […]

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Research-in-Brief

Research-in-Brief

Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry Beetroot treats high blood pressure? Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have found that patients with hypertension who consumed 250 millilitres of beetroot juice daily experienced an average decrease in blood pressure of approximately 8/4mmHg, enough in many participants to bring their BP back within normal ranges. This decrease was […]

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The Age of Wearable Therapy

The Age of Wearable Therapy

[box] Luisa Peress explores the use of wearable technology for Parkinson’s Disease patients. [/box] Google Glass is a wearable technology that looks like a set of designer glasses. It was developed by Google and works in the same way as a smart-phone by displaying information on its lens. However the difference is that it is mostly voice-operated, which makes it easier […]

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Is Nitric Oxide the Solution to Ventilator Associated Pneumonia?

Is Nitric Oxide the Solution to Ventilator Associated Pneumonia?

  [box] Suborno Ghosh reports on a potentially promising technique for preventing ventilator associated pneumonia [/box] A UK study is currently being undertaken to discover if the delivery of nitric oxide helps to reduce the occurrence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intubated patients. In a phase I dose-finding study researchers are using a liquid system to generate and deliver NOx (the […]

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Stem Cells to Rescue Stroke Patients

[box] Utsav Radia explains the science behind promising future stroke treatment [/box] Every year, there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK, costing the economy a whopping £7 billion. Last year, 19,710 people were admitted to hospital following a stroke in the UK. It is predicted that 20% of strokes are fatal – those that survive fall prey to the […]

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