A new study has suggested that influenza infection could directly affect cardiac cells, causing heart complications. Flu typically infiltrates the lungs, causing respiratory complications, but the news study in mice found that the virus does get to the heart.
It seems like American billionaire Mark Cuban is on a mission to sell cheaper generic prescription drugs to people across the nation. In January 2021, Cuban launched his online pharmacy, which sells more than 100 generic prescription drugs at an affordable price.
A 2017 report by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that about 10% of medicines sold globally are substandard and falsified, posing a threat to all countries. Most of those drugs are manufactured in low- and middle-income countries, including India.
New research has shown that osteoporosis in men is often overlooked by doctors and patients. The study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology suggests raising awareness of the condition in men to help improve outcomes for patients.
The Global Thrombosis Drug Market report predicts that the industry would reach nearly $17 million during the forecast period 2021 to 2028, at a CAGR of 8.59%. Thrombosis is a condition in which blood clots block blood vessels - arteries or veins.
Researchers have found a genetic cause of the autoimmune disease lupus. They found that DNA mutation in the gene TLR7, which senses viral RNA, is the potential cause of lupus. These findings could pave the way for new treatments for the incurable condition.
New research has shown that over time, using antidepressants is not associated with significantly better health-related quality of life compared to those who have depression but did not take the drugs. However, antidepressants did improve some mental components.