FDA has cleared two diagnostic tests – the Aptima Combo 2 Assay and the Xpert CT/NG – for extragenital specimens (throat and rectum) for detecting sexually transmitted diseases called chlamydia and gonorrhea. The FDA found that these diagnostic tests are safe and effective. It cleared the tools for marketing on Thursday.
According to a new study conducted on mice, resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, reduced the blood pressure significantly. The mice were given large quantities to resveratrol. The study authors explained that resveratrol helped in relaxing the blood vessels, decreasing blood pressure in mice. However, it is not yet proven to benefits for hypertension in humans.