The toxins in the venom of a particular species of cone snail may hold the key to developing more effective pain treatments.
Gilead Sciences recently announced that Japanese regulators have approved its single-tablet combination drug Harvoni (ledipasvir 90 mg/sofosbuvir 400 mg) for the treatment of hepatitis C infection genotype 1 in adults.
The benefits of weight loss for patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery have been well established, but now researchers are focusing their attention on the procedure’s benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
As the summer grilling season swings into high gear, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning regarding the health risks from accidentally ingesting wire bristles from the brushes commonly used to clean BBQ grills.
As fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has gained acceptance and popularity as a treatment for c. difficile infection, researchers have also been investigating the benefits of the procedure for treating other disorders of the gut, including ulcerative colitis (UC).
Endocrine regulation in ejaculation control is still not well understood. Sex steroids (testosterone and estradiol), pituitary (prolactin and oxytocin), and thyroid hormones may regulate the ejaculatory process, but exact mechanisms are unclear.
Not only has “the world’s most sensitive test to detect and diagnose infectious disease” been developed, but it has the potential to become a doctor’s office staple.