Tag Archives: Drugs

Discovery by Canadian researchers of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics could lead to more effective drugs

Ontario researchers say they have discovered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, a finding they say could help combat the growing problem. Maikel Rheinstadter, a physics professor with McMaster University in Hamilton, and Andree Khondker, an undergraduate biochemistry student, said they found bacteria fight off antibiotics by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the barrier’s… Read More »

How to relieve stress without drugs – the expert’s guide

Want to know how to relieve stress without resorting to the Valium factor? Olivia Hartland-Robbins quizzes Healthista’s Nutritional Director Rick Hay on the stress-relievers proven by science  January is coming to an end but for some of us the New Year stress still lingers. Are you snapping at a colleague too often because you haven’t had a good night’s… Read More »

New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs

Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “master regulator” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals. As reported in Nature Communications, a global research team led by the University of Bristol studied how the activity… Read More »