November Month in Review encompasses the most talked about news - from defective medical implants, complementary and alternative medicine to the new strategy for cancer defeating, and researches on understanding and treating Alzheimer disease with HIV drugs. Besides providing informative articles on different topics like fungi and the causes of E.Coli etc., we collect each month the most talked about news from health and medicine field with the aim to develop awareness that may help you in your professional life and career.
Thus we believe reading regularly news will keep you updated and well-informed about the changes that happen all over the world!
Revealed: Faulty Medical Implants Harm Patients Around World | TheGuardian.com
November 25, 2018
Patients around the world are suffering pain and many have died as a result of faulty medical devices that have been allowed on to the market by a system dogged by poor regulation, lax rules on testing and a lack of transparency, an investigation has found. Pacemakers, artificial hips, contraceptives and breast implants are among the devices that have caused injuries and resulted in patients having to undergo follow-up operations or in some cases losing their lives.
Alzheimer's may Soon be Treated with HIV Drugs | MedicalNewsToday.com
November 26, 2018
New research finds that an HIV enzyme plays a crucial role in driving Alzheimer's-related brain pathology by altering the APP gene. The findings warrant "immediate clinical evaluation of HIV antiretroviral therapies in people with Alzheimer's disease," say the authors of the study. Deemed "the most under-recognized public health crisis of the 21st century," Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and has no known cure.
More Adults are Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine in England but Access is Unequal | Bristol.ac.uk
November 14, 2018
Use of practitioner-led complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as acupuncture, massage, osteopathy and chiropractic treatment, rose from 12 per cent of the population in 2005 to 16 per cent of the population in 2015, according to a survey led by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care. However, access to these treatments was unequal, with women, those who are better off and those in the south of England more likely to use CAM.
New Strategy Defeats Cancer Cells that Evade Chemotherapy | MedicalNewsToday.com
November 28, 2018
Scientists have developed a promising strategy for defeating certain types of cancer cell that survive chemotherapy. The team of researchers tested this new approach in a type of lung cancer in which the cells are able to evade chemotherapy. In fact, exposure to chemotherapy can alter the cells so much that they become very difficult to treat.