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Synchrotron Imaging Of The Inner Ear

The research found without having to remove the cochlea from the temporal bone synchrotron light can produce high-quality images that allow researchers to distinguish between damaged and healthy nerve fibers and sensory cells. For those suffering from hearing loss, synchrotron imaging may hold promise for the future of imaging the inner ear.

Association Between Gestational Diabetes And Postpartum Depression Symptoms

According to a study, mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an elevated risk of developing postpartum depression symptoms. Gestational diabetes mellitus refers to impaired glucose metabolism during pregnancy.

Blood Glucose Levels

Often, mothers with GDM have too high blood glucose levels, and this increases the risk of various adverse effects on the fetus. Moreover, GDM increases the mother's risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

Postpartum depression symptoms are experienced by 10–15% of mothers after childbirth. The newly published study used the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to assess depression symptoms during the third trimester of pregnancy and eight weeks after delivery.

Treatment For Skin Allergies

Allergies can be very dangerous. The appearance on the skin red spots a common cause of treatment to the dermatologist. This phenomenon causes around 50 diseases that require mandatory treatment. Particularly noteworthy increase in size and are spread, the emergence of itching. It often manifests itself as allergic to the skin. Consider treatment and pictures of red spots that itch.

Helping Patients And Their Families In Emergency Department

Treatment for new health problems, or acute care visits, encompass over one-third of all ambulatory care delivered in the United States. Given the high costs of emergency departments, many insurance plans have created incentives to encourage patients to receive that care elsewhere.

In response to patient expectations for more convenience and too long wait times at traditional physician outpatient practices, alternative care facilities such as urgent care centers, retail clinics, and telemedicine have rapidly emerged.

In a study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers document that among private health plan enrollees, in recent years, there has been a substantial shift from emergency departments to urgent care centers when it comes to patients receiving care for low-acuity conditions.

Sleep Loss For On Night Negatively Impacts Fat, Muscle Tissue

According to a study, a cellular level, how chronic sleep loss can impair metabolism, lead to weight gain. Losing just one night of sleep can have a negative impact on human metabolism at the tissue level. The findings may explain how long-term shift work and chronic sleep loss can impair metabolism and adversely affect human body composition. 

Previous studies have shown that the risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes is greater in those who suffer from chronic sleep loss or who carry out shift work.  The study is the first to link how sleep loss, at the cellular level, affects metabolism in two tissues that are key to regulating metabolism.

It found that even one night of sleep loss similar to the lack of sleep someone working an overnight shift might experience can alter how genes and proteins are expressed in a tissue-specific manner in adipose tissue (fat) and skeletal muscle. The study was published in the journal Science Advances.

Social interactions and Cancer Progression, Pathology

What if social behavior affected the progression of even noncontagious diseases? This is precisely what has been demonstrated by French CNRS teams, with support from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), Paris-Sud University, the University of Montpellier, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), and colleagues from Spain and Australia.