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Prevention Of Brain-Sapping Delirium In The ICU

If you are one of the 5.7 million Americans who ends up in the intensive care unit every year, you are at high risk of developing long-term mental effects like dementia and confusion. These mental problems can be as pronounced as those experienced by people with Alzheimer's disease or a traumatic brain injury and many patients never fully recover.

But research shows you are less likely to suffer those effects if the doctors and nurses follow a procedure that's gaining ground in ICUs nationwide.

Nanotechnology Use Against Dementia Uncovered

In the human brain, nerve cells – so-called neurons – care for the transmission of electrical signals. They form the functional component responsible for sensations, stimuli and memories. In the presence of dementia, there is an adsorption of proteins outside the neurons, which leads to the death of the neuronal cells. How to prevent the death of neurons is still the subject of scientific research today.

Astronauts Face Space Sick In Space Travel

Astronauts get space sick in the space travel from Earth to the International Space Station. Yes, astronauts can get space sick traveling to the International Space Station. It is less likely traveling in the cramped Russian Soyuz spacecraft used to transport astronauts there now than the old Space Shuttle that was used until 2011. The ability to move around in the Space Shuttle increased the chance of space sickness happening. Space sickness affects up to half of the astronauts during their first few days on the space station.

Atopic Dermatitis May Affect People With Ethnicities & Races

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a skin condition that may affect people of all races and ethnicities but may occur more frequently in African-American children. According to US research, 19.3% of African-American children have eczema compared to 16.1% of European-American children.

There are many different treatment options available to consider when taking into account the unique characteristics of each patient. Here are some facts to help understand eczema.

Blood Pressure Treatment Guideline Recommendations and Cardiovascular Risk

Researchers assessed the risk for CVD events among adults and recommended antihypertensive medication initiation or intensification based on 2017 ACC / AHA blood pressure guideline. Participants (aged ≥45 years) were part of the REGARDS (REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke) study cohort, and their systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were measured twice at baseline (2003 to 2007) and averaged. CVD events (stroke, coronary heart disease, and heart failure) were tracked through 2014.