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New report shows illicit drug GHB deaths could be prevented

The mean age of the GHB-related deaths is 31.5 years old and more than 70 per cent per cent of cases are male. Credit: University of New South Wales GHB has gained popularity as an illicit recreational drug. A total of 74 GHB (Gamma hydroxybutyrate)-related deaths identified between 2000-2019 have …

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New drug combination restores beta cell function in animal model

Cell nucleus in white, beta cells and insulin in green, alpha cells (hormone glucagon) in red and delta cells (hormone somatostatin) in magenta. Credit: Helmholtz Zentrum München / Aimée Bastidas-Ponce The loss of the identity of insulin-secreting beta cells in the islet of Langerhans, a process also called beta cell …

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Recommended diuretic causes more side effects than similar hypertension drug

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Chlorthalidone, the guideline-recommended diuretic for lowering blood pressure, causes more serious side effects than hydrochlorothiazide, a similarly effective diuretic, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The findings, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, contrast with current treatment guidelines recommending …

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Advancing an oral drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension

With an innovative plant-based drug production platform, Henry Daniell and colleagues hope to develop a novel therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension, and perhaps other cardiovascular diseases. Credit: Penn Dental Medicine In pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), high blood pressure in the lungs’ arteries causes the heart to work extra hard to …

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Double success for drug resistance research

An image of Aspergillus fumigatus colonies on an agar plate. Invasive aspergillosis is a devastating disease cause by breathing in its airborne spores and is a condition where drug resistance has been encountered. Credit: Swansea University Swansea University research into the threat posed by antifungal drug resistance has been highlighted …

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