Contraceptive pills not proven to protect against the flu

Conclusion These are interesting scientific findings but they have limited implications. Animal studies are useful for giving an indication of how biological processes may work in humans but we're not identical. Then the scenarios tested here – the progesterone, or the flu injection – can be taken as representative of real-life in humans. For one thing all the mice had surgery to remove their ovaries before being infected. It makes sense that the mice that had been given some additional recovery boost in the form of hormone replacement may have been in a better health state than those left hormone depleted. They were also directly inoculated through the nose with a flu dose that has previously been demonstrated to be lethal in these animals, and the animals did die. It's just those with progesterone survived about an extra two days. The findings do suggest the progesterone hormone may have various roles in female health – also here seeming to improve lung cellular repair. However, since most women have the progesterone hormone naturally in their bodies this doesn't mean a great deal. We can't leap to saying that women who take progestogen-containing contraception hormones have added protection against infection, or are less likely to get flu. This certainly hasn't been tested. To reduce your risk of getting flu or spreading it to other people, you should always: make sure you wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water clean surfaces such...
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Publication date: Available online 11 December 2018Source: Trends in Food Science &TechnologyAuthor(s): Thanasak Sae-leaw, Soottawat BenjakulAbstractBackgroundCrustaceans, especially shrimp, prawn, crab and lobsters are economically important species with high market value because of their high demand. Nevertheless, crustaceans are perishable with a short shelf-life. It is prone to deterioration after capture, particularly during handling, processing and storage. Melanosis or black spot development in crustaceans is one of the most serious problems, causing the adverse impact on sensory properties and consumer acceptab...
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Monday that it will soon embark on a major research effort to find scientific alternatives to human fetal tissue, a switch that may affect research ranging from basic science to drug trials. Human fetal tissue is commonly used by scientists to mimic human biology in order to understand normal development, study the effects of disease or test drugs. Its use in research is legal but fiercely opposed by some pro-life activists, given that it is procured after elective abortions. Over the next two years, the NIH will supply up to $20 million for research that seeks to “de...
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The vast majority of women with epilepsy are able to get pregnant with relatively few issues, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
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(Reuters Health) - - The medicine in emergency allergy shots like the EpiPen can deteriorate when exposed to heat, so don't leave them in the car on a hot day, researchers warn.
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Publication date: Available online 10 December 2018Source: Enzyme and Microbial TechnologyAuthor(s): Huahua He, Chao Zhai, Meng Mei, Yi Rao, Yao Liu, Fei Wang, Lixin Ma, Zhengbing Jiang, Guimin Zhang, Li YiAbstractPorcine interferon-α (pIFN-α) could be used as the vaccine adjuvant to enhance the antiviral ability of porcine in swine industry. In here, a combinational strategy integrating codon optimization, multiple gene insertion, strong AOX1 promoter, and efficient secretion signal sequence was developed to obtain high-level secreted pIFN-α in Pichia pastoris GS115. The codon optimized pIFN-α shar...
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ConclusionThe present study speculates that pregnancy is associated with decrease in global methylation levels and increase in MTHFR gene specific methylation as compared to non pregnant state. There is an inverse relationship between global and MTHFR gene specific methylation.
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