Echinacea’s Potent Antiviral Activities

Echinacea’s Potent Antiviral Activities

Various studies have revealed that certain standardised preparations of Echinacea purpurea (EP) contain potent and selective antiviral and antimicrobial activities. In addition, they display multiple immunemodulatory activities, comprising stimulation of certain immune functions such as phagocytic activity of macrophages and suppression of the proinflammatory responses of epithelial cells to viruses and bacteria, which are manifested as alterations in secretion of various cytokines and chemokines.

Modern Medicine – Feb/March 2019

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Treatment and referral options

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Treatment and referral options

Heavy menstrual bleeding affects about one in four women. Comprehensive assessment is essential to determine the likely cause of the bleeding and its impact on a woman’s life; it includes exclusion of anaemia, iron deficiency and reproductive tract cancer. After excluding malignancy, first-line management in primary care is with pharmaceutical treatments. Other treatment options include endometrial ablation and hysterectomy.

Modern Medicine – Feb/March 2019

2019 Medical Conference Planner

Modern Medicine is proud to present our 2019 Medical Conference Planner in line with our mission to add value for our readers.

The Planner is designed to be a one-stop tool for Doctors, and people in the healthcare industry, to use while they plan the events they’d like to attend in the coming year.

With an exhaustively researched list of almost 120 medical conferences that are due to take place over the coming year, the Planner is a tool you can’t afford to be without.

Modern Medicine magazine will include more information and updates on current events, on a monthly basis.

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Dec/Jan 2019 Edition

We welcome you to come and read through our latest, Dec/Jan, edition of Modern Medicine.

This month we have a jam packed edition for you. Our features this month include;Ethics, Contraception, Pain and many more.

We encourage all of our readers to complete the CPD questionnaire for this edition, this can be done on the answer-form included in the magazine, or on our website CPD system.

Modern Medicine, the journal that’s with you wherever you go.

Assessing and Managing IgE-mediated Food Allergies in Children

Assessing and Managing IgE-mediated Food Allergies in Children

More than one-third of children with an IgE-mediated food allergy will react on their first known ingestion of a food. Exclusion diets should only be undertaken with specialist advice because they may inadvertently worsen the child’s situation. Foods already tolerated in the child’s diet should not be removed if a skin prick test or serum-specific immunoglobulin E to that food is positive but there are no clinical signs of allergy to that food. New evidence suggests that early introduction and regular ingestion of certain allergenic foods significantly reduces the risk of developing food allergy.

Modern Medicine – Dec/Jan 2019