Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An unbalanced microbiome on the face may be key to acne development

Today at the Microbiology Society's Annual Conference, researchers will show that the overall balance of the bacteria on a person's skin, rather than the presence or absence of a particular bacterial strain, appears to be ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Age-related self-destruction of cells makes kidney prone to injury

As advances in medicine allow individuals to live longer, people are facing unique age-related health challenges. As they age, organs such as the kidneys become more susceptible to injury, and their ability to self-repair ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Got acne? Lay off the B12

Vitamin B12 tweaks how genes behave in the facial bacteria of some people who normally enjoy clear skin. The activity changes of the facial bacteria promote inflammation and lead to pimples.

Cardiology

Proton pump inhibitor use not linked to cardiac arrhythmia

(HealthDay)—In critically ill patients, proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use is not associated with cardiac arrhythmia, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

Health

Confidence not accurate measure of prescribing competence

(HealthDay)—For medical students, self-reported confidence in prescribing only weakly correlates with actual competence, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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