David Douglas

Selatogrel injection produces swift antiplatelet response in MI

May 26 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A single subcutaneous dose of the investigation drug selatogrel, a reversible P2Y12-receptor antagonist, provides a rapid, dose-related antiplatelet response in patients with acute myocardial infarction, according to a small phase-2 study.

Alopecia patients may be at increased risk of heart attack

May 21 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with alopecia areata (AA) appear to be at heightened risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a large population-based study from South Korea.

Blood test seems an effective aid in cancer screening

May 07 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A multicancer blood test appears to have met its initial goal of being an effective addition to standard screening for cancer, in a study of nearly 10,000 women.

Inhibiting JNK signaling, BNP in sepsis could stabilize blood pressure and boost survival

May 05 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Inhibition of c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) or B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) can curb septic hypotension, according to studies in mice.

Dual action biosensor promising as airborne SARS-CoV-2 spotter

May 01 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A dual-functional localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) biosensor combining a photothermal effect in concert with plasmonic sensing transduction shows promise as the basis for accurate real-time detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleic acid, according to Swiss and Chinese researchers.

Gut microbiome linked to efficacy of PD-1-inhibitor therapy for solid cancers

Apr 28 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with solid cancers, the concentration of fecal short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) may be a biomarker of the efficacy of the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) checkpoint inhibitors nivolumab and pembrolizumab, according to researchers in Japan.

Lifestyle stressed in cardiovascular disease prevention guideline

Aug 09 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new guideline from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association emphasizes social determinants of health and calls for their incorporation into shared decision-making to optimize prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Sexual function problems common for younger adults after heart attack

Sep 06 2016

(Reuters Health) - In the year after a heart attack, people younger than age 55 often have difficulties with sexual function, according to a study of patients in the U.S. and Spain.

Stress in pregnancy linked to children's asthma risk

Apr 04 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Stress during pregnancy brought on by events like divorce, job loss or death of a loved one appears to be linked to an increased risk of asthma and eczema among children.

Implants may help prevent repeat teen pregnancies

May 11 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Up to half of teens and young women who give birth are pregnant again within a year -- but a new study suggests giving new moms a contraceptive implant before they leave the hospital the first time around can help prevent those repeat pregnancies.

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Unions set for strikes as Myanmar crackdown intensifies

Major trade unions in Myanmar prepared for strikes on Monday to try to squeeze the country's fragile economy and pile pressure on its new military rulers, as a weekend of violence and nighttime raids renewed calls for sustained nationwide protests.