Popular erectile dysfunction treatment relieves lung disease symptoms: ScienceAlert

You may be surprised to learn that the drug sildenafil, better known by its brand name Viagra, has other medical purposes besides treating male erectile dysfunction. It can also be used to treat lung diseases that often have a poor prognosis. Sildenafil works by inhibiting an enzyme called phosphodiesterase. Through a complex pathway involving other …

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The man’s cancer disappeared after he was injected with the weakened herpes virus

A new cancer therapy uses the herpes virus to fight harmful cells. The modified virus infects cancer cells, causing them to explode, while alerting the immune system. The therapy is in the early stages of testing but shows great promise, according to cancer researchers. loading Something is loading. A new cancer therapy that uses a …

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The man’s cancer disappeared after he was injected with the weakened herpes virus

A new cancer therapy uses the herpes virus to fight harmful cells. The modified virus infects cancer cells, causing them to explode, while alerting the immune system. The therapy is in the early stages of testing but shows great promise, according to cancer researchers. loading Something is loading. A new cancer therapy that uses a …

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Birth weight could help identify children at higher risk of psychological problems

Summary: A child’s birth weight could determine their risk of being diagnosed with a mental health disorder later in life. The researchers found that for every kilogram below the average birth weight, a child was more likely to experience mental health problems during childhood and adolescence. Source: RCSI New research from the RCSI University of …

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“Vaccine-derived poliovirus” is the new thing you can’t talk about

Polio, a virus once thought to be a thing of the past, recently resurfaced in sewage in New York State. Politico kindly explained that this recent outbreak is, in fact, a form of “vaccine-derived poliovirus.” And the term, while technically true, is “particularly ingenious and confusing” and should not be used. As the Yale School …

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Experts predict a double outbreak of Covid and flu as flu cases begin to rise in southern states

Both Covid and flu could increase this winter causing a dreaded ‘twindemia’, experts fear, with some southern states already feeling the early stages of a flu resurgence. The flu was largely eliminated during the last two years of the pandemic when lockdowns, working from home and the much more transmissible coronavirus limited its ability to …

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