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Using acne medications may lead to eye infections
As a new research showed, medications, which are used in treating acne, may cause eye infections such as conjunctivitis or sties.
Patients, who received oral medications, were two times more likely to get an eye infection, compared to acne sufferers who did not.
15, 000 teens took part in the study. They were divided into 3 groups: those who were acne-free, those who had acne but did not ...
A combination of vitamin D and the BCG vaccine for treating bladder cancer
According to a new research, the tuberculosis vaccine combined with vitamin D may become more effective in the treatment of bladder cancer.
Unfortunately, 30 to 40% of patients with bladder cancer who receive the vaccine do not respond to it. Researchers are trying to find out if there is a connection between a lack of vitamin D in these patients and the poor response to the treatment.
Children born to mothers over 40 are more healthier and smarter
A recent study reveals that children born to mothers over 40 are less likely to have accidents or need hospital care and more likely to have been vaccinated early, in comparison with children born of younger women.
It is very interesting to note that they will also develop a broader vocabulary from a young age and achieve higher scores in IQ tests in a range of measures up to the age of 5. Resea...
New test to diagnose Alzheimer's Disease and prevent Severe Brain Damage
Scientists have developed a simple ten-minute CANTABmobile memory test that will effectively screen patients for early signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, thus enabling faster treatment.
The CANTABmobile test distinguishes between normal forgetfulness and the more dangerous memory lapses that can signal dementia. It’s very important, because early diagnosis would allow pati...
C.difficile infection becomes more common
According to a recent study, the number of people suffering from the bacterial infection Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) is increasing.
There are about 337,000 cases of CDI reported every year that cause 14,000 deaths. This infection is usually contracted outside of the hospital.
Between 2004 and 2009 the incidence of C.difficile infection in children was more than 12 time...