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Cheap blood pressure drugs could tackle prostate cancer

Cheap blood pressure drugs taken by thousands of people could increase survival chances for men with prostate cancer Study found prostate patients taking drug reduced risk of dying within 7.6 years  Other types of blood pressure drugs were found to increase the risk of death  Eighty per cent of men with prostate cancer are on […]

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Heart attack patients taken directly to heart centers have better long-term survival

Heart attack patients taken directly to heart centres for lifesaving treatment have better long-term survival than those transferred from another hospital, reports a large observational study presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 20191 a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. Directly admitted patients were older, suggesting that heart attacks in young adults, and particularly women, […]

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Intensive care survival not linked to calorie intake

Increasing the calorie intake for an intensive care patient does not improve their chances of survival, according to a new Australian study. Presented on Monday afternoon at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) congress in Paris, the study involved almost 4000 patients across 46 intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia and New Zealand. […]

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Lower long-term survival for in-hospital cardiac arrests in blacks

(HealthDay)—Older black survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) have worse long-term survival than whites, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in Circulation. Lena M. Chen. M.D., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues conducted a longitudinal study of patients aged ≥65 years who had an IHCA and survived until hospital […]

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Injection of vasoactive intestinal peptide into the eye improves corneal transplant survival

A new study in the American Journal of Pathology reports for the first time that injection of neuropeptide vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) directly into the eye of mice enhanced corneal graft survival. VIP produced other benefits, including acceleration of endothelial wound closure, protection of corneal endothelial cells (CEnCs), and improved corneal graft clarity. If proven […]

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Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival

According to data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in the United States, there will be an estimated 55,440 new cases of pancreatic cancer by the end of this year. Treatments for this type of cancer include surgical resection (the removal of tissue affected by the cancer), as well as chemotherapy. Unfortunately, the prognosis tends […]