December 13, 2017 Firefighters face potential exposure to various hazardous chemicals that increase their risk for numerous health issues. During responses to fires or other hazardous events, they may be exposed to, inhale or ingest toxic gases, vapors or particles. In particular, heavy metal exposure is a major public health issue with firefighters in postindustrial […]Continue Reading ...
December 14, 2017 Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that radiation therapy – aimed directly at the heart -; can be used to treat patients with a life-threatening heart rhythm. They treated five patients who had irregular heart rhythms, […]Continue Reading ...
December 7, 2017 The type of needle used during a lumbar puncture makes a significant difference in the subsequent occurrence of headache, nerve irritation and hearing disturbance in patients, according to a study by Hamilton medical researchers. As well, they found the pencil-point atraumatic needle with the better tip design has been available for about […]Continue Reading ...
December 14, 2017 A new study published in Science Advances reveals that infants born to mothers who live within 2 miles of a hydraulic fracturing site or fracking site have increased health risks. Scientists identified an elevated risk of low-birth weight in infants who were born within half a mile from a hydraulic fracturing site, […]Continue Reading ...
December 13, 2017 In most cases, prostate cancer is cured by surgical removal of the tumor and/or by radiotherapy. However, 20% of patients will need treatment to remove tumor cells but this treatment ceases to be effective after two or three years and the cancer develops further. Once this stage of the disease has been […]Continue Reading ...
The AMR Centre (AMRC), located at Alderley Park, Cheshire is to collaborate with Russian science and technology organisation, the Skolkovo Foundation, which is based in Moscow. They will work in partnership to identify opportunities for joint UK-Russian funding to support collaborative projects between organisations in both countries. The agreement, announced during the Genesis Conference at […]Continue Reading ...
December 12, 2017 Citing uncertainties about the risks and benefits of an experimental therapy for fetuses whose kidneys do not develop, bioethicists at Johns Hopkins and a team of medical experts are calling for rigorous clinical trials in the use of a potential treatment, known as amnioinfusion. The article, published ahead of print in Obstetrics […]Continue Reading ...
December 12, 2017 Researchers at Cardiff University, in collaboration with the University of Dundee, have identified a drug molecule within a medicine used to treat tapeworm infections which could lead to new treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that, according to the charity, […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent or reduce the number of bleeding episodes among certain people with hemophilia A. The injected drug was approved for patients with antibodies called Factor VIII inhibitors. People with hemophilia A are missing a gene […]Continue Reading ...
December 14, 2017 Some complications are more common when total knee replacement surgery is done as an outpatient or same-day procedure, reports a study in the December 6, 2017 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. Compared to conventional inpatient surgery, patients undergoing outpatient […]Continue Reading ...
Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim’s romantic partner as well, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. Credit: Unsplash Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim’s romantic partner as well, indicates new research led by a Michigan […]Continue Reading ...
December 13, 2017 Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients was better than text-based learning at priming real doctors to quickly recognize the patients who needed higher levels of care, according to a new trial led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The results, published […]Continue Reading ...
December 11, 2017 A study of nearly 3,000 women with early stage breast cancer indicates a recent, significant decline in the use of chemotherapy despite the lack of any change in national treatment recommendations or guidelines, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan. The findings reflect a […]Continue Reading ...
December 13, 2017 Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, according to a study led by Georgia State University. Influenza virus can cause severe […]Continue Reading ...
December 13, 2017 A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida has found that barriers to patients receiving stem cell therapy as part of their treatment for multiple myeloma include income, education, insurance status and access to care at an academic center or facility that treats a high volume of patients. “Stem […]Continue Reading ...
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