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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Health News: Tree resin may provide medicine against epilepsy ♦ Paving the way to ever-safer anesthesia ♦ Type 2 diabetes prevention program shows 'promising' early results

Paving the way to ever-safer anesthesia Researchers have made a breakthrough that could help prevent patients suffering stress to the body and from feeling pain or becoming aware during anesthesia.
New UK Type 2 diabetes prevention program shows 'promising' early results A program aimed at preventing the development of Type 2 diabetes in people at high risk of the disease has achieved "promising" early results.
Study points to a possible new pathway toward a vaccine against MRSA New research has uncovered why a particular strain of Staphylococcus aureus -- known as HA-MRSA -- becomes more deadly than other variations. These new findings open up possible new pathways to vaccine development against this bacterium, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says accounts for over 10,000 deaths annually, mostly among hospital patients in the United States.
Tree resin may provide medicine against epilepsy Sticky resin from conifers contains substances that could relieve or cure epilepsy. Researchers have synthesized and tested 71 substances known as resin acids, of which twelve are prime candidates for new drugs.
Damage in retinal periphery closely matches loss of blood flow in people with diabetes A follow-up study has shown that these peripheral lesions, which are not detected by traditional eye imaging, correlate very closely with the loss of retinal blood flow called retinal 'non-perfusion' caused by loss of small blood vessels or capillaries.

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