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Regular Diagnosis For Heart Disease Is Not Done By Women

A recent study has specified that women who start menstruating at the age of 11 or earlier, or enter menopause before 47 have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Some other factors that were associated with elevated odds of heart problems in later years were miscarriage, stillbirth, undergoing a hysterectomy, and bearing children at a young age. Study suggested that women who had premature reproductive cycles or a history of adverse events should be screened for heart problems.

An Approach to ‘Melting Away’ of Aggressive Blood Cancers

In a new research published in Cancer Cell, scientists wanted to fight the often fatal acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) by disabling parts of the machinery in cells called the transcriptional machinery that determines when genes are switched on and off. Researchers have developed a way of side-lining one of the most dangerous bad actors in leukaemia. The approach depends on throwing a molecular wrench into the gears of an important machine that sets genes into motion, enabling cancer cells to proliferate.

Clinical practice guidelines in India

In spite of the increasing importance of guidelines in India and the growing interest in the use of evidence in them, almost nothing is known about the development and quality of Indian guidelines, and how evidence is used in the guideline development process. In the present study, experts aimed to fill this knowledge gap with respect to Indian guidelines for four conditions with highest disease burden in India.

Endometriosis: Risk of Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis increased

A new Neurology & Urodynamics study has demonstrated a link between endometriosis and a subsequent diagnosis of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC).

In this study, researchers aimed to determine the risk of BPS/IC among women with endometriosis compared to the general population during a 3-year period following the diagnosis. The study is the largest nationwide population-based study, investigating the relationship between endometriosis and subsequent risk of developing BPS/IC.

Pediatric X-ray Imaging Safety a Shared Responsibility

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final guidance encouraging manufacturers to consider radiation safety of pediatric populations in the design of x-ray imaging devices. But pediatric X-ray imaging safety does not rest solely on the shoulders of manufacturers. Medical professionals and caregivers also have an important role to play, a study suggests.