The last week, a great breadth of noteworthy scientific news was shared on Among Doctors. Let’s have a look at the most important ones:
- The CDC confirms that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly
In a special report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms that on the basis of the available evidence, the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and possibly other serious brain anomalies.
- Microbes and Alzheimer’s Disease
Thirty-three researchers and clinicians point out the potential link of infection to Alzheimer’s disease in a recently published editorial.
- WHO: Global report on diabetes
The first WHO Global report on diabetes demonstrates that the number of adults living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults.
- Antibiotic multiresistance in E.coli and K.pneumoniae in urinary tract infections: A 12-year analysis
Data of a large sample size of urinary strains isolated over a 12 year period and demonstrates that multi-drug resistance is an increasing phenomenon of particular importance in the main urinary-tract-infections-causing species.
- Blood-Pressure and Cholesterol Lowering in Persons without Cardiovascular Disease
The combination of rosuvastatin (10 mg per day), candesartan (16 mg per day), and hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 mg per day) was associated with a significantly lower rate of cardiovascular events than dual placebo among persons at intermediate risk who did not have cardiovascular disease.
- Coffee consumption linked to lower risk for colorectal cancer
In this study published in the April issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, coffee consumption was associated with 26% lower odds of developing colorectal cancer.
- How social media is shaking up healthcare
From clinical healthcare to public health campaigns, the health industry is increasingly turning to social media to support, promote and increase the spread of information and data in order to improve both personal and community health practices.
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