Michelle Lee Hall

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In Hospitals, Pneumonia Is a Lethal Enemy

At a time when the public is concerned with drug-resistant superbugs, researchers have identified another danger of going to the hospital: contracting pneumonia.<p>Hospital-acquired pneumonia is more pervasive and urgent than most people realize, a new study warns, and hospitals in America aren’t …

"Intestine-chip" could help patients with diseases like Crohn's

Organ-on-a-Chip<p>Patients with debilitating gastrointestinal diseases like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome often have …

What's the Best Way to Get Sleep When You Have the Flu?

Being sick with the flu, or even just a cold, impairs one of the body’s most reliable aids in recovery: sleep. Finding the right position and tools for comfort can seem impossible when battling a pounding head, stuffy nose and body aches. One expert, Aric Prather, a psychoneuroimmunologist and …

Antidepressants not always effective in people with chronic disease

In the journals<p>Published: February, 2018<p>Some antidepressants may not offer much relief for people who battle both depression and a chronic disease, …

How to eradicate the flu virus from your home

<b>(Getty/ClaudioVentrella)</b><p>What do you do when influenza has entered your home or workplace?<p>Jason Tetro<p>February 17, 2018 1:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Homes are germy places. Microbes come from a variety of sources such as ventilation systems, plants, the …

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New CRISPR tools can detect infections like HPV, dengue, and Zika

Meet SHERLOCK and DETECTR<p>Scientists are harnessing the same technology behind the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop cheap devices that can quickly diagnose infections. These systems, described in new research, have the potential to revolutionize how we detect and respond to viruses like …

Blood-thinning drugs designed to cut stroke risk may actually increase it

Blood-thinning drugs may increase rather than cut the risk of stroke in some people over 65 who have an irregular heartbeat and also chronic kidney disease, according to a new study.<p>The researchers are calling on doctors to be more cautious in prescribing the drugs, called anticoagulants, until …

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Life or assisted death: the doctor’s dilemma

The so-called assisted dying debate is again generating more heat than light. Once again, we have the British Medical Journal – which is not, as some may suppose, the house journal of the BMA – ranting and raving that the law needs to be changed. This is a long-standing obsession of the BMJ’s …

New test to quickly identify pneumonia could save thousands of lives a year

British scientists have developed a quick test which could help save some of the 30,000 people killed by pneumonia each year.<p>The test allows doctors …

The Moment Of Truth Is Coming For Struggling And Expensive Cholesterol Drugs

It will be the moment of truth for the expensive new cholesterol drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors.<p>Next month we will learn much more about the PCSK9 inhibitor class of cholesterol drugs. A lot of the remaining uncertainty about the efficacy— or lack of efficacy— of these drugs will be resolved when …

Saturated fat may not increase heart disease risk after all

If you are currently experiencing "post-festive eating guilt," researchers at the KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research at the University of Bergen …

Are there any home remedies for pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an inflammatory disorder of the lungs caused by an infection of the airways. It is a serious condition, and home remedies cannot be used …