Oncology & Cancer

Modeling the use of beta radiation in cancer treatment

Treating superficial skin tumors especially when they are located above cartilage or bone with beta radiation can help protect sensitive structures during the delivery of treatment.

Biomedical technology

Rapid method shown to detect infection in cystic fibrosis

Southampton researchers have demonstrated a quick and accurate method to diagnose bacterial infections. The technique has the potential to detect infections in cystic fibrosis patients in minutes rather than days.

Health

Nigeria isn't ready to legalize marijuana: A scientist's view

Nigeria has been debating whether to legalize marijuana. Its House of Representatives is set to discuss a bill to that effect. The Conversation Africa's Wale Fatade asked Olakunle Idowu, a Professor of pharmaceutical chemistry, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study proves safety of hypertension drugs in COVID-19 era

Patients with high blood pressure have worse COVID-19 outcomes, and this led to speculation that some anti-hypertensive medications may pose increased risks to patients dealing with hypertension.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patients on ACE inhibitors, ARBs, don't have higher COVID-19 risk

While the COVID-19 pandemic left the world searching for answers during the earliest stages of the pandemic, one immediate healthcare concern regarded the use of certain antihypertensives—and whether they posed increased ...

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