Resuscitation methods popular on TV shows are not effective alternative to CPR, researchers demonstrate

A technique frequently portrayed in dramatic resuscitation scenes in television and film is among several alternative methods to CPR that have shown no benefit in saving lives in a review by University of Warwick researchers. The systematic review reinforces cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as the ‘gold standard’ technique when health professionals or members of the public […]

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The effects of antidepressant drugs evaluated through the analysis of patients’ tweets

Researchers of the Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) from UPF and Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) in Barcelona, Spain, have identified behavioral and linguistic changes in tweets in Spanish published by users suffering from depression and who are taking antidepressant medication. Their work has been published in Journal of Medical Internet Research […]

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Bacterial degradation of the MYC oncogene: A new cancer treatment strategy?

Scientists at Lund University have discovered how E. coli bacteria target and degrade the well-known oncogene MYC, which is involved in many forms of cancer. The study is now published in Nature Biotechnology. Cancer cells grow too fast, outcompete normal cells and spread to distant sites, where they cause metastases. Understanding what makes cancer cells […]

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People with Alzheimer’s have worse outcomes after an emergency revascularization

The risk of both mortality and rehospitalization after an elective revascularization procedure for coronary artery disease is similar for people with and without Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but people with AD had worse outcomes after an emergency procedure, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Previous studies have investigated the effectiveness of […]

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