Cataract surgery complications linked to BPH drug tamsulosin – Health News Article

Use of the medication tamsulosin to treat male urination difficulties within two weeks of cataract surgery is associated with an increased risk of serious postoperative ophthalmic adverse events such as retinal detachment or lost lens, according to a study in the May 20 issue of JAMA. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH; enlarged prostate) affects nearly 3 … Read more

New guideline on treatment of high blood pressure – Health News Article

High blood pressure patients should have the diagnosis confirmed at home, according to new guidelines. The way blood pressure is diagnosed and treated is set to be revolutionised following new guidelines for the medical profession issued by NICE and developed in conjunction with the British Hypertension Society (BHS). Read more New guideline on treatment of … Read more

New way to fight antibiotic resistant bacteria – Health News Article

Treating municipal wastewater solids at higher temperatures may be an effective tool in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, says researchers from the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering. Heating the solid waste to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (55 degrees Celsius) was particularly effective in eliminating the genes that confer antibiotic resistance. These genes are … Read more

Brain chooses right words during speech – Health News Article

New research by a Rice University psychologist clearly identifies the parts of the brain involved in the process of choosing appropriate words during speech. The study, published in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help researchers better understand the speech problems that stroke patients experience. When speaking, a … Read more

Women’s menstruation genes identified – Health News Article

Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School, along with collaborators from research institutions across Europe and the United States, have for the first time identified two genes that are involved in determining when girls begin menstruation. The work will be published in Nature Genetics this weekend. The findings of the study could have ramifications for normal … Read more

Bird flu awareness campaigns should continue in India – Health News Article

The recent, worst-ever outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Indian state of West Bengal seems to have been brought under control by the swift and comprehensive measures taken by the country’s authorities, though continued vigilance was crucial, the United Nations agricultural agency said. “Intensive culling in the predominantly backyard poultry sector appears … Read more