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High blood pressure agents can cause skin inflammation

This is why beta blockers sometimes lead to psoriasis Drugs with the beta-blocker class of active ingredients lower resting heart rate and blood pressure. For this reason, they are often used to treat hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias and coronary heart disease. However, in some patients, these drugs trigger severe inflammatory reactions in the skin, which, for example, show in the form …

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Birth control pills protect against cancer | Knowledge | SWR2

SWR2 pulse. By Thomas Hillebrandt The world over an estimated 150 million women regularly take pills and protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies – and in the long term from cancer. This is evidenced by a recently published study by the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom. British researchers have compiled an impressive amount of data: more than 46,000 women …

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Immune system: measles as a memory killer – spectrum of science

Vaccination against measles seems to be even more important than expected. A team led by Michael Mina and Stephen Elledge of Harvard Medical School has discovered that our immune system forgets many things after confronting the virus. Up to 73 percent of the antibodies that previously vaccinated children had in the blood were lost to them through the measles. The …

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Abbau deficient proteins in the brain could break down the disease Chorea Huntington: New therapy hope? – scinexx

Hope for patients: Researchers may have found a way to cure the lethal disease of Chorea Huntington. Then there are those who remove the defective proteins that accumulate in the brain affected. In tests with flies and mice, they improved the symptoms of the disease. It is still unclear, however, whether this approach is effective in human patients. Chorea Huntington's …

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Cannabis hardly helps with mental health problems

kmpkt Over 80 studies analyzed Cannabis hardly helps with mental health problems Location: 06:21 clock | Read Duration: 3 minutes Germany increases its cannabis business For two years, the sale of cannabis is allowed as a medical remedy. In Neumünster, only the nation's largest production plant should be created – extremely high security. Always being discussed about the additive and …

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Better treatment for Alzheimer's and depression possible

Although it accounts for only two to three percent of the human body weight of 1.4 kg. But it consumes about 20 percent of the oxygen in our blood every day and 15 percent of the power produced by our heart: the brain. The brain is the crucial control organ in our body, without which we cannot survive. Many areas …

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New method can identify aggressive breast cancer

Study: New method identifies aggressive breast cancer Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women in industrialized countries. According to experts, most diseases are curable if they are detected and treated early. However, this is made more difficult in the treatment of aggressive tumor types. Researchers are now reporting a new method that can identify aggressive breast …

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