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Proton Pump Inhibitor Drugs Can Trigger Allergies

Stomach-protecting drugs, especially so-called proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, correlate with subsequent prescriptions for anti-allergy medication, an Austrian study shows. Using quantitative prescribing data from Austria, the study, conducted by MedUni Vienna in collaboration with the Austrian Social Insurance Institutions, validates the finding of previous epidemiological and experimental studies that stomach-protecting drugs can intensify or […]

Daily Aspirin Use Carries High Risks But Few Benefits

Medical consensus once supported daily use of low dose aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke in people at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). But in 2018, three major clinical trials cast doubt on that conventional wisdom, finding few benefits and consistent bleeding risks associated with daily aspirin use. Taken together, the findings led […]

How Healthy Gut Microbiota Is Maintained By The Immune System

An important mechanism that controls immune reactions against microorganisms in the intestine has been detailed by Universit√§tsmedizin Berlin researchers. The findings of the international study may contribute to the development of new therapies for chronic inflammatory bowel disease. “We have identified a molecule, c-Maf, which is critical for the development and function of specific regulatory […]