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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Enhancing drug testing with human body-on-chip systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves only 13.8% of all tested drugs, and these numbers are even lower in “orphan” diseases that affect relatively few people. Part of the problem lies in the imperfect nature of preclinical drug testing that aims to exclude toxic effects and predetermine concentrations…

Girl's fingers blown off when a lightbulb exploded in her hand

Girl, four, whose fingers were blown off by an exploding LIGHTBULB can ‘play like a normal girl again’ after getting a prosthetic hand Aubry Harper, from Alabama, just two when she suffered the life-changing injury Was inspecting her mother’s light-up vanity table and pawing at the bulbs in it One…

Election Season May Cause People To Get Sick

Elections are obviously stressful times for a country: Voters are tasked with a momentous decision – and are bombarded with endless punditry, analysis, messaging, and political debate about each candidate during long election cycles. So it should surprise no one that there’s actually a relationship between voters’ physical well-being and…

How to get your life back when you've look after a dying loved one

EVE SIMMONS: How to get your life back after giving everything up for a loved one – as my mother is still struggling to move on A couple of months ago my mum Michele had a minor operation. It wasn’t anything serious – just the correction of muscle weakness on her…

How a ‘sleep divorce’ can actually help your marriage

Although you may be in love and may be in a loving committed relationship, the way two people sleep together isn’t always harmonious. And getting a bad night’s rest can contribute to problems in the relationship. Snoring, stealing the covers, or sleeping in opposing positions can all be issues in…

Flu News: the number of Influenza Sufferers has doubled in a week

The flu wave rolls over Germany, the number of Influenza-Infected increased at the end of January. In Bavaria, there are already more Diseased than a year ago. All of the developments for the flu season in the News-Ticker of FOCUS Online. Number of Influenza-has doubled in the Diseased in a…

Doctors and pharmacists need to develop trusting relationships, study finds

General practitioners (GPs) and pharmacists work best together when they understand and value one another’s expertise, according to a new study by researchers at the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol. The research, published in the British Journal of General Practice, asked GPs and pharmacists about…

‘No clear rationale’ for 45% of Medicaid patients’ antibiotic prescriptions

A new Northwestern Medicine study has found alarmingly high rates of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for patients on Medicaid, the public health insurance program for those with lower incomes. Using Medicaid insurance claims between 2004 and 2013, the study evaluated 298 million antibiotic prescriptions filled by 53 million patients on Medicaid,…