Using adrenaline in cardiac arrests results in less than one percent more people leaving hospital alive

https://ift.tt/2JHXitQ A clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests has found that its use results in less than 1 percent more people leaving hospital alive — but almost doubles the risk of severe brain damage for survivors of cardiac arrest. The research raises important questions about the future use of adrenaline in such cases and will necessitate debate amongst healthcare professionals, patients and the public.

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Drug now in clinical trials for Parkinson’s strengthens heart contractions in animals

https://ift.tt/2uBVgGP A drug currently in clinical trials for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may someday have value for treating heart failure, according to results of early animal studies.

Diabetes raises risk of cancer, with women at even greater likelihood, a major new study has found

https://ift.tt/2JBShmE A global review involving almost 20 million people has shown that having diabetes significantly raises the risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is even higher. Researchers also found diabetes (type 1 and type 2) conferred an additional risk for women, compared to men, for leukaemia and cancers of the stomach, mouth and kidney, but less risk for liver cancer.