Non-antibiotic compounds can prevent urinary tract infections

August 16, 2012

Non-antibiotic compounds can prevent urinary tract infections

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series describes a potential new approach for treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) – which affect millions of people annually – without traditional antibiotics. Because it involves non-antibiotic compounds, the approach would not contribute to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or "superbugs."

Medical News / Thu, 16 Aug 2012 05:53:27 GMT

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Strategy appears to help rule-in, rule-out heart attack within 1 hour

August 14, 2012

Strategy appears to help rule-in, rule-out heart attack within 1 hour

A strategy using an algorithm that incorporates high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T values appears to be associated with ruling-out or ruling-in myocardial infarction (heart attack) within one hour in 77 percent of patients with acute chest pain who presented to an emergency department

EurekAlert! – Breaking News / Mon, 13 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT


Creatine may fight major depression in women

August 7, 2012

Creatine may fight major depression in women

Women battling stubborn major depression may have a surprising new ally in their fight—the muscle-building dietary supplement creatine.

Medical News / Tue, 07 Aug 2012 04:26:24 GMT