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Zolpidem Can Enhance Recovery from Stroke, say researchers

Zolpidem Can Enhance Recovery from Stroke, say researchers

A drug used to treat insomnia can actually enhance the recovery from stroke, researchers found during a recent study. The drug Zolpidem, is better known by the trade name Ambien.

Zolpidem is a new class of sleeping pills that are sold under the brands Stilnoct and Edluar in the UK and Ambien in the US. The drug is given to around 750,000 NHS patients each year.

Nurse Commits Several Errors During Inoculation

Nurse Commits Several Errors During Inoculation

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has discovered several mistakes a nurse made while giving flu vaccinations to the employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical in New Jersey. The nurse had already been caught earlier in 2015 for reusing three dosing syringes. However, further flaws have been exposed during the detailed investigation of the case.

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Indoor Tanning may Be Banned

Indoor Tanning may Be Banned

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended a ban on the use of indoor tanning beds in the United States for those below the age of 18 years. The recommendation has been made in an effort to cut the risk for skin cancer that arises due to indoor tanning practices. Medical researchers have been studying indoor tanning extensively over past decades.

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New Version of Screening Test reduces women’s risk of death from ovarian cancer

New Version of Screening Test reduces women’s risk of death from ovarian cancer

Annual blood tests can bring decline in women’s risk of death from ovarian cancer by around 20%, finds a novel study. It is the first study that has demonstrated the efficacy of screening for the disease, said researchers from University College London.

The researchers have tracked the health of more than 200,000 post-menopausal women aged between 50 and 74 for more than 14 years. During the time of the study, 1,282 of the volunteers were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 649 died of the disease.

Study might reveal why Mediterranean diet is healthy for heart

Study might reveal why Mediterranean diet is healthy for heart

Researchers have found a compound in some red wines and olive oils for first time ever that can interfere with gut microbes in such ways that may potentially be helpful in preventing heart disease in humans.

The scientists said this research was conducted in mice, and could also disclose why the Mediterranean diet, generally containing red wine and olive oil, is healthy for the heart.

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