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Urge incontinence therapy may relieve stress incontinence

Urge incontinence therapy may relieve stress incontinence

Anticholinergic medication appears to be effective as a treatment for stress and mixed urinary incontinence, results of a small clinical trial indicate. [More]
Required dose of saline solutions can prevent common injuries in football players

Required dose of saline solutions can prevent common injuries in football players

Some of the most common injuries in football players are violent joint sprains and muscle strains in the legs, which are sometimes caused by anxiety and fatigue accumulated after several games in a few weeks. [More]
TSRI scientists reveal molecular secret behind short, intense exercise

TSRI scientists reveal molecular secret behind short, intense exercise

In the last few years, the benefits of short, intense workouts have been extolled by both researchers and exercise fans as something of a metabolic panacea capable of providing greater overall fitness, better blood sugar control and weight reduction-all of it in periods as short as seven minutes a few times a week. [More]
Endocrine Society publishes Clinical Practice Guideline for treatment of rare adrenal tumors

Endocrine Society publishes Clinical Practice Guideline for treatment of rare adrenal tumors

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the diagnosis and treatment of two types of rare adrenal tumors - pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas - that can raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and even death if left untreated. [More]
Adrenaline does not boost long-term survival rates in heart attack patients, says study

Adrenaline does not boost long-term survival rates in heart attack patients, says study

Giving patients adrenaline after they suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital does not increase their prospects of surviving long-term, according to new research conducted at St. Michael's Hospital. [More]
Study links broken heart syndrome to natural disasters

Study links broken heart syndrome to natural disasters

Dramatic spikes in cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also called broken heart syndrome, were found in two states after major natural disasters, suggesting the stress of disasters as a likely trigger, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Anaphylaxis Campaign, Boots UK partner to support patients with severe allergy

Anaphylaxis Campaign, Boots UK partner to support patients with severe allergy

In 2013 a unique new online course was created for Boots UK pharmacists to improve their customer care of patients who have a severe allergy. The training builds on the pharmacists existing knowledge of severe allergies to ensure they have a solid clinical understanding of the condition and the emergency treatment options for a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). [More]
Anaphylaxis Campaign provides updated information on Idiopathic anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis Campaign provides updated information on Idiopathic anaphylaxis

Most people have heard of severe allergies, or anaphylaxis, to food, insect stings, drugs and other common substances, but sometimes no cause at all can be found for a person’s reaction – a condition called Idiopathic anaphylaxis. [More]
Falling in love causes body to release feel-good chemicals that trigger specific physical reactions

Falling in love causes body to release feel-good chemicals that trigger specific physical reactions

Getting struck by Cupid's arrow may very well take your breath away and make your heart go pitter-patter this Valentine's Day, reports sexual wellness specialists at Loyola University Health System. [More]
Children with peanut allergies could benefit from oral immunotherapy treatment

Children with peanut allergies could benefit from oral immunotherapy treatment

Children and adolescents with peanut allergies could benefit from treatment with oral immunotherapy (OIT), in which peanut protein is consumed in increasingly larger amounts on a regular basis to build up tolerance, according to a phase 2 trial published in The Lancet. [More]
Study raises hopes for new drugs to treat brain disorders associated with neurotransmitter imbalance

Study raises hopes for new drugs to treat brain disorders associated with neurotransmitter imbalance

Although drugs have been developed that inhibit the imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain - a condition which causes many brain disorders and nervous system diseases - the exact understanding of the mechanism by which these drugs work has not yet been fully understood. [More]
Researchers reveal how metabolic system breaks down in obesity

Researchers reveal how metabolic system breaks down in obesity

Researchers at University of Michigan have illuminated an aspect of how the metabolic system breaks down in obesity. The findings provide additional evidence that a drug entering clinical trials at the university could reverse obesity, Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease in humans. [More]
Severe allergies in young people: an interview with Lynne Regent, CEO of Anaphylaxis Campaign

Severe allergies in young people: an interview with Lynne Regent, CEO of Anaphylaxis Campaign

Around one third of the UK population – approximately 19 million people – will develop an allergy at some time in their lives. A significant proportion of these – around a million people – suffer severe symptoms. [More]
Ghrelin hormone released during chronic stress may predispose people to PTSD

Ghrelin hormone released during chronic stress may predispose people to PTSD

​About a dozen years ago, scientists discovered that a hormone called ghrelin enhances appetite. Dubbed the "hunger hormone," ghrelin was quickly targeted by drug companies seeking treatments for obesity - none of which have yet panned out. [More]
TSRI scientists discover viable strategy for weight loss in people

TSRI scientists discover viable strategy for weight loss in people

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered key details of a brain-to-body signaling circuit that enables roundworms to lose weight independently of food intake. The weight-loss circuit is activated by combined signals from the worm versions of the neurotransmitters serotonin and adrenaline, and there are reasons to suspect that it exists in a similar form in humans and other mammals. [More]
New class of antidepressants appears potentially effective in combating deadly form of lung cancer

New class of antidepressants appears potentially effective in combating deadly form of lung cancer

A little-used class of antidepressants appears potentially effective in combating a particularly deadly form of lung cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. [More]

University student shares experiences about managing severe allergy

Ahead of the first term back for university undergraduates this month, the Anaphylaxis Campaign has released a short film on their YouTube channel. [More]
Researchers show that JQ1 drug can block molecular pathway responsible for heart failure

Researchers show that JQ1 drug can block molecular pathway responsible for heart failure

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have made a fundamental discovery relevant to the understanding and treatment of heart failure - a leading cause of death worldwide. The team discovered a new molecular pathway responsible for causing heart failure and showed that a first-in-class prototype drug, JQ1, blocks this pathway to protect the heart from damage. [More]
Combination therapy during cardiac arrest results in improved hospital discharge and neurological status

Combination therapy during cardiac arrest results in improved hospital discharge and neurological status

Among patients who experienced in-hospital cardiac arrest requiring vasopressors (drugs that increase blood pressure), use of a combination therapy during cardiopulmonary resuscitation resulted in improved survival to hospital discharge with favorable neurological status, according to a study in the July 17 issue of JAMA. [More]
Nerves play critical role in development and spread of prostate tumors, say researchers

Nerves play critical role in development and spread of prostate tumors, say researchers

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that nerves play a critical role in both the development and spread of prostate tumors. Their findings, using both a mouse model and human prostate tissue, may lead to new ways to predict the aggressiveness of prostate cancer and to novel therapies for preventing and treating the disease. The study published online today in the July 12 edition of Science. [More]