Monthly Archives: September 2019

Severe gum disease linked to 49% higher risk of hypertension

A new systematic review and meta-analysis concludes that there is a linear association between the severity of gum disease and the risk of hypertension. …read more

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Polio outbreak– The Philippines

On 19 September 2019, the Philippines declared an outbreak of polio. Two cases have been reported to date, both caused by vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2). Environmental samples taken from sewage in Manila on 13 August and a waterway in Davao on 22 August have also tested positive for VDPV2. The first […]

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Two commonly used drugs for uveitis perform equally well

The drug methotrexate performed as well as the more expensive mycophenolate mofetil for treating uveitis, a form of eye inflammation. The findings provide new guidance for treatment. …read more

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Peanut allergy protection limited after oral immunotherapy

After people with peanut allergy received oral immunotherapy to induce tolerance to peanut, most who discontinued or had a reduced dose lost the therapy’s protective effects. …read more

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Extending preservation time for donated livers

A new preservation method protected human livers during cooling and kept them healthy for more than 24 hours. …read more

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