Medications

Anti-COVID-19 nasal spray 'ready for use in humans'

A nasal spray that can provide effective protection against the COVID-19 virus has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham, using materials already cleared for use in humans.

Health

Why does my breath smell bad, and what can I do about it?

Most of us can't smell our own breath. If someone bravely informs you your breath smells, believe them, and do something about it. Or if you are worried you have bad breath, seek out a trusted opinion.

Medications

Hospitals face drug price-gouging

(AP) -- A severe drug shortage is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups because they can't get them any other way.

Other

Health risk due to micro- and nanoplastics in food

Five grams of plastic particles on average enter the human gastrointestinal tract per person per week. This is roughly equivalent to the weight of a credit card. Whether ingested micro- and nanoplastics pose a health risk ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to fight norovirus, the 'cruise ship' germ

(HealthDay)—Whether it's infiltrating a cruise ship, a restaurant or a college dorm, the norovirus is often in the news. It's the leading cause of illness from contaminated food in the United States.

Immunology

Cracks in the skin of eczema patients promote allergic diseases

Infants who develop eczema are more likely to develop food allergies, hay fever and asthma as they grow older, a progression known as the atopic march. Donald Leung, MD, Ph.D., head of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology ...

Medications

Opioids linked to higher risk of pneumonia in older adults

Opioids -- a class of medicines commonly given for pain -- were associated with a higher risk of pneumonia in a study of 3,061 adults, aged 65 to 94, e-published in advance of publication in the Journal of the American Geriatrics ...

Health

Why good oral health is more than a beautiful smile

Your oral health is more important than you might realize. Like other areas of the body, your mouth teems with bacteria—and those bacteria are mostly harmless. But your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory ...

Medical research

First human clinical trial of 'C dots' highlights their safety

(Medical Xpress)—Nanoparticles designed to adhere to and light up cancer cells have reached a major milestone in their bench-to-bedside journey. A first clinical trial of these ultrasmall, multifunctional particles has ...

Medical research

Liver structure could hold the key to battling diabetes

(Medical Xpress) -- Our liver could be a major springboard for determining life-changing diabetes diagnosis and treatment thanks to a world-first discovery by an Australian-Chinese research team.

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