The first bacteria resistant to last resort antibiotic

By |June 10th, 2016|

A Pennsylvania patient suffering from urinary tract infection caused by the bacterial species known as Escherichia Coli was given antibiotics that had no effect in eliminating the bacterias.

The reason for this is a gene in the bacteria that […]

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Fun facts about the importance of water in our daily lives

By |June 6th, 2016|

As we all know, water is a fundamental part for the existence of life.

Without water, you cannot survive after only a few days. But water goes way beyond pleasing our thirst. Modern science has shown that water also acts as […]

These common drugs for heartburn could damage your kidneys

By |May 5th, 2016|

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are common drugs used for gastritis, heartburn, ulcer disease etc.  The medications are popular because they improve symptoms very rapidly.
To assess the toxicity of PPIs by looking at >100k patients.
The authors of this study […]

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How safe are NSAIDs (ibuprofen) actually?

By |May 4th, 2016|

Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has been widely used in clinical practice for a long time. Although these drugs have several major risk factors, they are currently being used very frequently world wide for the treatment of pain, […]

What is the most common medication in outer space?

By |December 24th, 2015|

A study published in the FASEB journal demonstrate, for the first time, common medications that astronauts use during long-duration missions to international peace stations.
Several medical records of crewmembers were evaluated and showed that the most common medications were sleep […]

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LOW libido? 11 prescription medications that can lower your sex drive

By |August 28th, 2015|

Who doesn’t suffer from low libido from time to time?  With our busy schedules, and dealing with family, children, business/work, extracurricular activities, workouts, shopping and what-else-have-you, it’s not hard to imagine that your romantic life is going to suffer […]

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Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to our health

By |August 10th, 2015|

Antibiotic resistance, technically antibiotic resistant bacteria, is major issue in medicine, and a big threat to prevention of bacterial infections in the future.  Antibiotic resistance occurs when an antibiotic has lost its ability to effectively control or kill bacterial […]

FDA issues strengthened NSAID warnings regarding risks for stroke and heart attacks

By |July 17th, 2015|

I’m sure like many of you, it’s so easy to reach for that bottle of Advil, Aleve or Motrin for that headache, body ache or joint pain we may have from time to time.  I know I have, but quite […]