Medicine

side effects of painkiller overdose

4 worrying side effects of painkiller overdose

Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin are common painkillers known to everyone with a tendency for headaches, back pains and other ailments. Studies have shown that the average Briton takes 373 painkillers a year. With so many people taking these drugs at a rate above what is considered safe, you have to query what is actually happening when you take painkillers even when you feel no pain.

activated protein C and sepsis

Why Activated Protein C was Withdrawn in the Treatment of Severe Sepsis

Xigris also known as Drotrecogin alfa (Activated) was a drug marketed by Eli Lilly (a drug company) and was used for the treatment of severe sepsis.  Activated protein C and sepsis were reported to go hand in hand (cure and disease respectively) however through other scientists trying to replicate the original study, they found out …

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4 Dangerous Helicobacter pylori Virulence Factors That Make it Better at Causing Disease

In this blog post I will talk about helicobacter pylori virulence factors and how this makes it a dangerous bacterium to encounter. I will also briefly cover the diagnosis and treatment of gastritis. Helicobacter pylori Virulence Factors That Make it Better at Causing Disease Helicobacter pylori is a highly motile gram-negative bacterium transmitted via the …

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