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Over-the-counter lozenges for a sore throat may be fueling superbugs

Over-the-counter lozenges for a sore throat may be fueling the rise of superbugs Non-prescriptions remedies often fail to wipe out the bacteria May strengthen bacteria and enable the species to evolve antibiotic resistance Sore throats are often caused by viruses, which antibiotics do not kill  Over-the-counter (OTC) lozenges for a sore throat may be fueling

Stuffed sandwiches recalled over possible plastic contamination, officials announce

Approximately 56,578 pounds of stuffed sandwiches have been recalled because they are reportedly contaminated by semi-transparent plastic, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). (USDA) Approximately 56,578 pounds of stuffed sandwiches have been recalled because they are reportedly contaminated by semi-transparent plastic, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The recall

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak ‘appears to be over,’ CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that a multi-state outbreak of E. coli connected to romaine lettuce “appears to be over.” (iStock) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that a multi-state outbreak of E. coli connected to romaine lettuce “appears to be over.” There were 62 reported

TYK2 Inhibitor Clears Psoriasis Over 12 Weeks

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 — Selective inhibition of TYK2 with the oral agent BMS-986165 at doses of 3 mg daily and higher results in greater clearing of psoriasis versus placebo over 12 weeks, according to a phase 2 study published in the Oct. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Kim Papp, M.D.,

Number of COPD events over one year predicts rate of future events

(HealthDay)—The frequency of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPDs) in a single year predicts the long-term rate of AECOPDs, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Kieran J. Rothnie, Ph.D., from Imperial College London, and colleagues examined the natural history of AECOPDs among 99,574

Are the Kardashian 'Triplets' Poised to Take Over the World?

No, they’re not literal Kardashian triplets. Calm down, all of you.  Stormi, Chicago and True are first cousins, not sisters — but their being born so close together has the world referring to them as the "triplets" of the Kardashian-Jenner family tree. We’re asking all the pertinent questions, like: Was this planned? Are these adorable

Quantity over quality—larger muscles could compensate for poor muscle quality in chronic kidney disease patients

The size of muscles in patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) could be more important to maintaining good physical performance than muscle quality, new research has shown. In a paper published in the journal Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, researchers from the University of Leicester have found that patients with large muscles had better physical function,

Parents have concerns over food allergy precautions at schools

(HealthDay)—A substantial portion of parents whose children have food allergies have concerns over the safety of their child at school, according to a study published online May 12 in BMC Pediatrics. S. Shahzad Mustafa, M.D., from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York, and colleagues conducted an electronic survey of

Why people around the world trip over their tongues sometimes

(HealthDay)—Can’t quite spit out the right, uh, word at times? A new study helps explain why. European researchers analyzed thousands of recordings of spontaneous speech in different languages from around the world. They included English and Dutch speakers as well as conversation from people in the Amazon rainforest, Siberia, the Himalayas and the Kalahari desert.

Increasing exercise over 6-year span protects the heart

Heart failure affects about 5.7 million adults in the United States. The most salient risk factors for this condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are: hypertension, a history of coronary heart disease or heart attacks, and diabetes. Since this condition, once acquired, has to be managed for life, healthcare professionals

Targeting enzyme may tip cancer ‘over the edge’

Researchers from the University of Dundee have identified an enzyme critical for cell division that could potentially be targeted to tip tumours ‘over the edge’ into remission. A team led by Professor Paul Clarke and Dr. Adrian Saurin, from the University’s School of Medicine, discovered that the enzyme USP9X controls the proper timing of cell