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The CRE Path: Easily Resisted to Hard to Kill

Carbapenem-resistance in Gram-negative bacilli limits antibiotic choice for lethal infections. With carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) increasing globally, enhancements are desperately needed in understanding, prevention, and control. more...

Article by Mario Nacinovich
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Sunlight: Still harmful in the dark?

Prolonged sunlight exposure can be harmful for our skin, leading to premature aging and potential cancer development. Now, scientists show that sunlight can still damage skin in the dark, long after sunlight exposure has ended. more...

Blog entry by Rozina Kardakaris
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rHealth Diagnostics: Blood Test via Bluetooth

Small, cheap, fast and reliable – a new generation of mobile, handy device has set out to replace the classic diagnostic laboratory. But what can this much vaunted device, otherwise referred to as the tricorder, really do, and when will it be ready for implementation? more...

Marijuana ‘munchies’: A key to losing weight?

Marijuana consumption is known to trigger increased appetite, known as having ‘the munchies’. Now, newly emerging knowledge on how marijuana regulates appetite could assist in the constant struggle against obesity. more...

Article by Rozina Kardakaris
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Night work: Death on the job?

Working, while others are sleeping, is part of the medical routine – and unhealthy. A recent American study reinforces previous findings: whoever works at night has a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Life as a doctor in a shelled area in Ukraine

I am living as a doctor in the shelled and blockaded Donetsk: In the first February days shelling of the area where I live began. Insulin, antibiotics, antipyretics, antihypertensive, anticonvulsants became scarce and very expensive. more...

Blog entry by Oksana Zhurbij
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Diabetes – the cost of counting sheep?

Does poor sleep increase the risk of diabetes? A relationship between sleep and metabolic balance has been suggested by a number of studies so far. As global incidence rates of diabetes are on the rise, establishing the mechanisms behind this is crucial. more...

Article by Luzia Trobinger

An Unknown Majesty in Cardiovascular Medicine

What happens when a drug candidate in cardiovascular medicine is prematurely terminated? What if the drug responses vary across genetic profiles? Thanks to the researchers at the Montreal Heart Institute, we have now witnessed a world’s first in cardiovascular more...

Article by Mario Nacinovich
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Dementia Therapy: Sleeping Duty

For people who present with low oxygen saturation in the blood at night or spend little time in deep sleep, the risk of dementia-associated changes occurring in the brain, such as microinfarcts and brain atrophy, increases. more...

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Neither fish nor fowl

It is a known fact that many older people suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency. Nonetheless this vitamin deficiency is something to which attention should be paid when thinking about younger people as well. Particularly at risk are vegans and vegetarians. In addition, more...

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