Drug News (Medindia)

Obesity Alone May Not Up Death Risk: Study

A metabolically healthy obese individual who has no other metabolic risk factors is less likely to die from obesity, as this healthy obesity is characterized with no metabolic complications.

Why Do Patients in the Intensive Care Units Lose Muscle Mass?

Intensive care patients are experiencing loss of muscle mass because their muscles are unable to use fats for energy, according to a new study at the University College London. They can lose about 20 percent of their muscle mass in just 10 days.

Drugs Combination that Boosts Immune System Among the Elderly

Combination treatment that safely enhances the ability of the immune system to fight infections in the elderly population has been identified by a research team. Individuals who receive low doses of these drugs combines have lower incidence of infections for a year.

Ways to Personalize Medicine According to Individual's Physiology

Bioengineers create pathway to personalized medicine by adding DNA instructions for individual's protein of interest to make a glycoprotein in CFGpS. The protein of choice could then be freeze-dried and reactivated for point-of-use synthesis by simply adding water.

New Device to Catch Your Fall

A new wearable device will now be able to predict if an elderly patient is at an increased risk of falling or not, finds a new study.

New Therapy to Overcome Blood Cancer among Children Identified

Taming a fatal blood cancer becomes possible by blocking a target molecule on human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells in combination with other treatments; the cancerous blood cells died and are replaced by regenerating, healthy white blood cells.

Mastectomy Versus Breast Conserving Surgery

Breast-conserving surgery may be recommended for women with multiple ipsilateral breast cancer instead of mastectomy, a new multi-institutional clinical trial at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.