Clinical Interventions

Treating Shingles After It Appears Doesn't Reduce Increased Stroke Risk

January 31, 2019

Stroke risk increased significantly in the days, weeks and months after shingles appeared, despite use of the shingles vaccine and antiviral therapy to treat it, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019

New Findings About Anti-Malaria Drug

January 30, 2019

Artemisinin is derived from the leaves and flowers of the annual mugwort (Artemisia annua) and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. The effectiveness was investigated by the Chinese researcher Tu Youyou. Her research was 2015 rewarded with the Nobel Prize.

Researchers Design New Anti-Influenza Drugs

January 26, 2019

Researchers at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and Imperial College London have designed drugs which could help combat any potential new flu pandemic, by targeting the receptors of the cells by which the virus gains entry to the human body.