Download PDF Scientists have developed an accurate biochemical test that detects prions in the blood of patients with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. If validated, it could lead to a valuable tool for pre-symptom diagnosis of the disease and screening of donated blood supply. The researchers suggest that once validated, the new test could be used for […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Since 2003, the H5N1 influenza virus, more commonly known as the bird flu, has been responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and ducks and has infected more than 650 people, leading to a 60 percent mortality rate for the latter. Luckily, this virus has yet to achieve human-to-human transmission, but a […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Standard chemotherapy is a blunt force instrument against cancer – and it\’s a rare cancer patient who escapes debilitating side effects from systemic treatments that mostly affect dividing cells, both malignant and healthy, throughout the body. Researchers at the Buck Institute and elsewhere now show that chemotherapy triggers a pro-inflammatory stress response termed […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that smokers, who wouldn\’t typically be diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are still showing symptoms consistent with the diagnosis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COPD is the third-leading cause of death in the United States […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The EPOMEC conference is a platform for delegates from MENA & Asia- Pacific regions to meet and discuss the evolution of Ophthalmology practice in the Middle East in the presence of emerging technology as well as the latest scientific knowledge, advancements, issues and challenges in the field of ophthalmology. In 2016, the conference […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and TiGenix NV have announced that the 24-week results of the Phase 3 ADMIRE-CD trial investigating Cx601 have been published in The Lancet. Cx601 is a suspension of allogeneic adipose-derived stem cells (eASC) injected intra-lesionally for the treatment of complex perianal fistulas in patients with Crohn\’s disease with an […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Receding gums are also known as gingival recession. The pink gum tissue normally covers the root of the tooth. This can become exposed when the gum is pushed back or if the tooth is in an abnormal position. Receding gums are common and often unnoticed at an early stage. There are many risk […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Tattoos aren\’t just for body art. They can have medical applications, too. Doctors are using them on patients to mark an area for future treatment – particularly for non-melanoma skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma – but the inks can cause problems. Now scientists have developed a better solution. In the journal […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF High blood pressure drugs may affect not only blood pressure but also mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, finds a new study published in the American Heart Association\’s journal Hypertension. Physicians should consider whether treatment of high blood pressure is having a negative impact on their patients\’ mental health, say researchers. The […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New Trauma Surge Index — based on Trauma Quality Improvement Program data — is the first attempt to statistically evaluate periods of high activity in trauma bays A scoring system that can identify periods of high activity and increased trauma patient deaths in hospital emergency rooms may help hospitals better prepare for surges […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Risk of all-cause death and heart failure readmission was elevated 7.5-fold Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in elderly heart failure patients, reveals research presented at Heart Failure 2015 by Hiroshi Saito, a physiotherapist at Kameda Medical Centre in Kamogawa, Japan. Patients with cognitive impairment had a 7.5 times greater risk of call cause […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), formerly referred to as dysmorphophobia, is a severe psychiatric disorder that involves a preoccupation with an imagined defect in one\’s physical appearance. The focus may be on any body part, but typically the complaint involves flaws of the face and hair such as a crooked smile, uneven lips or […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers who screened the genomes of over half a million people found 13 individuals who, according to medical textbooks, should be seriously sick but have somehow escaped disease. As we delve deeper into our genomes, we may uncover elements that promote health in ways we might never have imagined. The findings, published in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Everyone feels sad from time to time and this is a natural human emotion. But depression is a serious condition that can affect every aspect of a person\’s life. Situational and clinical depression are similar, but not the same. Recognizing the signs of situational and clinical depression is the first step toward getting […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Federal data show diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults (American Indians/Alaskan Natives) decreased 54 percent between 1996 and 2013. This remarkable decrease follows population-based approaches to diabetes management and improvements in clinical care begun by the Indian Health Service (IHS) in the mid-1980s. \”The Indian Health Service has made tremendous progress by […]Continue Reading ...
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