International Conference of Natural and Medical Sciences, Young Scientists, PhD Students and Students

Conference combined with training workshops will be held on December 1st, 2017 to December 3rd, 2017 in Lublin. Presentations of the participants’ work will be shown during the Conference. Also, interesting and free trainings as well as integration party will be held. Read full text »

Nicotine as potential treatment for sarcoidosis

medical doctor looking at x-ray picture of lungs in hospitalSarcoidosis is one of the systemic diseases and is characterized by the formation of small inflammatory lumps (granulomas). It’s radiological image is very similar to other diseases, so it is often mistaken for cancer, lymphoma, tuberculosis and fungal diseases. Read full text »

Treatment with intranasal furosemide – new clinical application of popular diuretic

Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) represents growing health problem in developed countries. Recent study reviled that topical furosemide is beneficial treatment for CRSwNP, reducing the recurrence of polyps after endoscopic sinus surgery. However, the optimal dosage and treatment duration has not been established and require further investigation. The article was published in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. Read full text »

High-fat diet impairs organism’s cognitive processes

iStock_000034378286_FullThe number of people with diagnosed overweight or obesity is rapidly growing worldwide. The problem concerns both, children and adults. According to World Health Organization, there is 1,6 bn overweight and 522 m obese people around the world. The latest research conducted in the United States showed that high-fat diet impairs cognitive processes of human organism such as memory or learning.

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Is propolis the drug of the future in the fight against rhinitis?

DAs the years go by, more and more people are struggling with allergic rhinitis. Permanent rhinorrhoea, sneezing or nasal congestion caused by inflammation of nasal mucosa are the reasons of common use of variety of pharmacological substances which are available in the drug stores. None of the groups of medicines which are currently used during treatment of rhinitis – steroids, antihistamines, antileukotrienes, immunotherapy etc., doesn’t cure it completely, so search for something more effective is still in process. Read full text »

Influence of Mediterranean diet on the symptoms of childhood asthma

DIt has been observed that the incidence of childhood asthma is gradually increasing in developed countries. It is estimated that one-third of the young population will suffer from this disease in the near future. Diagnosing asthma in children is difficult. It consists mainly of checking clinical symptoms: cough, dyspnoea and wheezing. Asthma attack can be provoked by infection of upper respiratory tract, contact with allergens, tobacco smoke, certain medications and physical activity.

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Lights and shadows of the treatment with proton pump inhibitors in patients after myocardial infarction

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are currently one of the most effective and most widely used drugs in the prevention and treatment of disorders associated with excessive secretion of hydrochloric acid. Recent reports suggest that polytherapy with PPI, clopidogrel and acetylsalicylic acid in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with the possibility of adverse interactions in the form of, inter alia, acute coronary syndromes, stroke, and even death. The latest research clearly indicate that simultaneous use of proton pump inhibitors together with dual antiplatelet therapy does not increase the risk of adverse cardiovascular events.

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A diet rich in broccoli can reduce the risk of liver diseases

iStock_000034378286_FullThe results of the study published in Journal of Nutrition indicate that eating plants such as broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts can reduce the risk of liver diseases, especially cancer.

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,,Green” chemoprevention in oral cancer

Dentist's teeth checkup, series of related photosCancer chemoprevention involves the chronic administration of natural or synthetic substances to reduce or delay the incidence of malignancy. Research team from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute investigated the potential chemopreventive activity of sulforaphane, compound obtained from broccoli, against carcinogen-induced oral cancer. The study was recently published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.< Read full text »

Magnesium intake has an influence on depression incidence

Depression is one of the main problems of public health worldwide. Till now, its etiology is not fully understood. From the psychiatric point of view depression is referred to as syndromes of depressive symptoms occurring in the course of affective disorders. These are manifested mainly by depressed mood (sadness, grief, low self-esteem, pessimism and suicidal thoughts), anhedonia, reduction of psychomotor motivation, circadian rhythm disorder. Over the years, the influence of various factors on the incidence of depression was studied. Nevertheless, scientists devoted little attention to assess the impact of diet or supplementation of specific macro and microelements. The recounted article focuses on assessing the effect of magnesium on the incidence of depression.

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