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Taking Statin Drugs Inhibits Vitamin K2

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>One in four Americans aged 45 and over take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, despite the fact that the risks are very high, and …

Statins could halve risk of dying from cancer, says major study

Heart attack drugs significantly increased chances of survival from common cancers such as bone, breast, bowel and ovarian, researchers found<p>Statins, the cheap drugs taken by millions to protect against heart attacks, may help cut the death toll from cancer, according to two American studies.<p>The …

Re-Engineered Antibiotic Shows Potential for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Newswise — (MEMPHIS, Tenn. – May 20, 2015) Researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have developed a second-generation …

In the Future, The Deaf May Be Able To “Hear” With Their Tongues

Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a mouth retainer that translates incoming audio into electrical signals that pulse. Someone …

MRSA superbug killed by 1,100-year-old home remedy, researchers say

Even in the age of AIDS, avian flu and Ebola, methicillin-resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>, better known as MRSA, is terrifying.<p>The superbug, which is resistant to conventional antibiotics because of their overuse, shrugs at even the deadliest weapons modern medicine offers. The Centers for Disease …

3D Heart Simulation Predicts How Drugs Will Affect Your Heartbeat

Getting to the heart of drug-induced arrhythmia<p>Your heart might “skip a beat” if you’re frightened or you suddenly see a long-lost love, but in real life, an irregular heartbeat can be dangerous. If the heart can't pump enough blood to the body, it could result in organ failure or stroke. And …

Medical Research

Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

Vaccines don't always make it into the people who need them the most. Many require a syringe and a needle to enter the bloodstream and create immunity. And that means a doctor or nurse has to do the job.<p>But with if a vaccine could be delivered by simply applying a patch?That's Mark Prausnitz's …

Blood Turned Into Nerve Cells May Be Used For Specialized Pain Treatment

Over the course of a month, scientists from McMaster University, in Canada, have turned an ordinary sample of blood into functioning nerve cells. …

Promising New Treatments for Melanoma

<i>Desiree Ratner, MD Director, Comprehensive Skin Cancer Program Mount Sinai Beth Israel Director, Dermatologic Surgery Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt</i><p><b>Promising New Treatments for Melanoma</b><p>It can be frightening to learn you have melanoma, the least common but …

Study identifies Ebola virus's Achilles' heel

An international team including scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the U.S. Army Medical Research …

Blood Pressure Vaccine Moves One Step Closer

Imagine controlling high blood pressure with just a jab in the arm. Scientists are one step closer to this reality after creating an experimental …

New pharmacy rules 'should reduce dispensing mistakes'

<b>Health ministers want to introduce an airline-style error reporting system for the UK's high street pharmacies.</b><p>The government hopes it will provide more accurate information about the number of mistakes being made.<p>Voluntary reporting by pharmacists shows 10,000 medication errors a year, out of a …

Herpes virus harnessed to fight a common cancer

An experimental treatment using a genetically engineered herpes virus appears to be effective in treating one of the most common, deadly, and …