Drug News (Medindia)

One in Four Americans Suffer from Chemical Sensitivity

About one in four Americans were found to report chemical sensitivity. Nearly half the population suffers with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). People with MCS are like human canaries and react more severely to chemical pollutants.

Chronic Kidney Disease Mostly Undetected Till Diagnosis With Diabetes

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is regularly evaluated among patients with diabetes; kidney function may be significantly impaired before diabetes is diagnosed. CKD is common among veterans before a diabetes diagnosis, and certain population, such as the minorities, may be afflicted at higher rates.

New Tool can Provide Clean Water in Seconds

Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are used to remove heavy metals from water. These materials are cheap, environmentally and biologically friendly and can produce clean water in seconds.

Raman Spectroscopy Helps Find the Right Drug with Drug Resistance Test

Drug resistance by bacteria can be tested with Raman spectroscopy. This fast and simple test helps identify the needed concentration of the antibiotic to constrain bacterial growth. It enables identification of bacterial strains and their resistance in less than three hours.

Novel Screening Tool for Preeclampsia More Precise Than Current Method

The performance of screening for preeclampsia as currently recommended by NICE guidelines is poor and compliance with these guidelines is low. The performance of screening is substantially improved by a method combining maternal factors with biomarkers.