Fight vaccine hesitancy as 'contagious disease'
Faced with a global resurgence of measles, health experts called Tuesday for countries to step up the fight against vaccine resistance, warning that the movement was spreading like a contagious disease.
World Health Organization chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, joined experts and health ministers from several countries at an event on.... read more
Heart scan may pick up signs of sudden death risk
Scientists state that a new scan technique could identify people at risk of collapsing and dying suddenly from a hidden heart condition. Normally, in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, signs of structural changes in the heart can only be identified after death.
However, University of Oxford researchers used microscopic imaging to spot the same patterns in living patients..... read more
CBD effective in treating heroin addiction, says study
Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, suggests a new study. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, or CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety.
"The intense craving is what drives the drug use," said Yasmin Hurd, the lead researcher on the study and director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai.... read more
Mediterranean Diet May Keep Late-Life Depression at Bay
New research, presented at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2019 annual meeting, has suggested that adherence to a Mediterranean diet may guard against late-life depression.
Investigators from Hellenic Open University in Patras, Greece, found that for older individuals.... read more
Nintedanib Slows FVC Decline in Systemic Sclerosis-Related ILD
The tyrosine kinase inhibitor nintedanib (Ofev) appeared to slow the progression of systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease, reported the phase III SENSCIS trial.
In the primary endpoint analysis, the adjusted annual rate of decrease in forced vital capacity (FVC) was 52.4 mL among patients assigned to nintedanib compared with 93.3 mL for patients.... read more