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Arsenic Exposure and Its Impacts on Fetal health

Chronic arsenic exposure has been well studied and evaluated in the context of adult disease; however, little is known about the contribution of fetal arsenic exposure to disease onset and progression. Several studies established a strong association between chronic arsenic exposure and an increased prevalence of hypertension, atherosclerosis, and ischemic heart disease-related mortalities

Migraine-Preventive Medications Improve Quality of Life

In a new study, researchers have found that anticonvulsants and triptans for a menstrual migraine (MM) were less frequently prescribed by primary care physicians (PCPs) compared with speciality care physicians. There were no significant differences in the prescription patterns of beta-blockers and antidepressants between PCPs and speciality care physicians. These findings could help address prescription patterns of preventive medications for a migraine in primary care settings.

Association Of Antimicrobial Resistance Gene Detection With The ISS

In this study, researchers declared that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health issue. To minimize this threat to astronauts, who may be immunocompromised and thus at a greater risk of infection from antimicrobial resistant pathogens, a comprehensive study of the ISS “resistome’ was conducted. Using whole genome sequencing (WGS) and disc diffusion antibiotic resistance assays, 9 biosafety level 2 organisms isolated from the ISS were assessed for their antibiotic resistance.

FDG-PET/CT Predicts Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy

Researchers demonstrated the combined positron emission tomography / computed tomography ( PET / CT ) scanning early in treatment could identify whether the therapy will benefit a particular patient. As the therapy has potentially serious side effects, early determination of ineffectiveness could avert unnecessary risk exposure and provide the option of a different treatment.