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Possible treatment on the horizon for severe dengue disease

Researchers led by Duke-NUS Medical School have discovered that tryptase, an enzyme in human cells that acts like scissors to cut up nearby proteins, is responsible for blood vessel leakage in severe dengue hemorrhagic fever. The finding suggests a possible new treatment strategy using the tryptase inhibitor, nafamostat mesylate, for severe dengue disease—a potentially fatal

Researchers study effect of Mediterranean diet on pregnancy outcomes

A Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the risk of overall adverse maternal and offspring complications, but may reduce weight gain during pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Shakila Thangaratinam of Queen Mary University of London, UK, and colleagues. A Mediterranean-style

The Most Popular BBQ Recipes on Pinterest Right Now

The second biggest food holiday (Thanksgiving, of course, being the first) is a mere two days — the fourth of July. We can practically smell the sizzling barbeque and sweet summer cocktails already. But before you reach for the same old recipes you’ve been making for years, let us tempt you with tantalizing new twists