COPD sufferers prescribed most sedatives
New research has revealed that Norwegian COPD sufferers are prescribed even more sedatives than psychiatric patients. The researchers behind the study believe that this is problematic because the drugs in question are addictive and inhibit lung function.
Automatic drug dispensers empower the elderly
Sixteen elderly people in a Norwegian municipality have been testing an automatic drug dispenser at home in their living rooms. Results include increased feelings of empowerment, time saved by the home care services, and fewer medication errors.
If you’re found cold, lifeless, and without a detectable pulse, you’re more likely to end up in a morgue than a hospital. However, with proper first aid treatment, humans can survive many hours of cardiac arrest.
The Black Death bacteria continues to kill
It took almost six months for researchers to get permission from the FBI to study the plague bacteria that, in its time, killed half of Norway’s population. Now, an antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacteria has been found.
Enzyme discovery offers hope of a new generation of antibiotics
Antibiotic resistance is one of our time's gravest threats. New research on cell division offers hope of developing a new generation of antibiotics that can meet the challenge.