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Improvement in Annual Lung Cancer Screening Required, Researchers Say

A study from the Thoracic Oncology Research Group (TORG), Division of Pulmonary Critical Care, Medical University of South Carolina aimed to examine the adherence to annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening after baselines LDCT within the Veteran Health Administration Lung Cancer Screening Demonstration Project (LCDSDP).

The study will be presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting 2018 in San Antonio and a discussion highlighting the latest updates made the CHEST Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines will take place

The Neuroscience of the Perfect Putt in Golf Elaborated

Sports fans across the world watched the American golfer Tiger Woods roll in a putt to win the PGA Tour's season-ending Tour Championship on September 23. His victory caps a remarkable comeback from personal struggles and injuries that caused him to plummet to 1,199 in the world rankings less than a year ago, and restores him as one of the world's best.

Homeopathy Taken to A New Level in Bangladesh, Health Minister

The heath minister spoke at their annual congress in Cox’s Bazar and said many people, mostly in rural areas, still depend on homeopathy for prevention and cure of diseases.

“It’s an old form of treatment method. They get it easy. It’s cheap,” he said, “but you have to earn people’s trust.” He said some homeopathy practitioners make false claim that they can treat all diseases.

Structural Insight Into Microtubule Stabilization & Kinesin Inhibition By Tau

Microtubules help to regulate cell structure throughout our bodies. A group of researchers has used cryo-electron microscopy to shed light on how a certain protein keeps microtubules stable and regulates microtubule-based transport within cells. 

The new insights could help to develop a medical treatment for diseases such as dementia and heart failure. The study was published in the Journal of Cell Biology.

Anesthesia And Frailty Risks During Post-Surgery

Frailty is a state of decreased physiologic reserve and resistance to stressors. Its prevalence increases with age and is estimated to be 26% in those aged above 85 years. As the population ages, frailty will be increasingly seen in surgical patients receiving anesthesia.

Here, they evaluate the instruments which have been developed and validated for measuring frailty in surgical patients and summarize frailty tools used in 110 studies linking frailty status with adverse outcomes post-surgery.

Disrupting Sleep At Night Cause Health Risks

That's partly to encourage customers to lose track of time. Their owners have instinctively understood long before this recent neuroscience study confirmed it that sleep-deprived people tend to take more risks. We have a wealth of knowledge from laboratory studies about what sleep loss does to mood, behavior and our ability to think and work.

We get a taste of it when we travel across time zones, work night shifts or pull all-nighters before exams. But what do we know about the real-life effects of the one hour of sleep loss that most of us experience on the same weekend each year due to daylight saving.

Treating Psoriasis Could Be Easier In Future

For approximately 8 million Americans, visiting a doctor regularly is the key to managing their psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by itchy or painful red patches that can appear anywhere on the body.

But for some people, seeing a specialist regularly can be a monumental challenge, especially for those who live in rural or underserved communities. A new study led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC, however, raises the possibility that one day, people with psoriasis may be able to simply go online to receive their care.

The study was published in JAMA Network Open, the study found that online and in-person care were equally effective at improving psoriasis symptoms.