Researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine show that specific strains of commensal bacteria (the swarms of microorganisms naturally dwelling in the intestines) can improve the response rate to immunotherapy for patients being treated for advanced melanoma. The study was published in the science
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Unlike other diseases, mental health remains hidden in Bhutan largely because of belief systems in the society. Records available at the hospitals do not give us the real picture of the number of population living with mental illness. Many do not come or are discouraged to seek treatment at health facilities. Although Bhutan’s health system has come a long way over the years, there is much to be done, particularly in the areas concerning mental health.
The study, published in the journal Critical Care Medicine, suggests that determining which family members are likely to suffer long-term effects could offer guidance to caregivers about how to help them.
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was effective, safe, and well tolerated as add-on treatment for bipolar depression in the first randomized sham-controlled double-blind study of tDCS in bipolar depression. Compared with sham tDCS, active tDCS was associated with superior improvement in depressive symptoms and did not induce more manic/hypomanic episodes, the investigators reported in JAMA Psychiatry.
Scientists showed that a small protein called retrocyclin-101 (RC-101) could potentially improve the symptoms and mortality associated with the flu and possibly other types of infectious illness as well.A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified an innovative strategy for treating influenza, and perhaps other infectious diseases as well.
A Brooklyn mother is seeking millions from the city after her toddler was poisoned while living in a lead-infested apartment, the latest charge that New York has failed to protect children from the toxin.
According to a new study which appears in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, newly identified germline variations in a key tumour suppressor gene TP53 influence individuals to develop leukaemia as children and leave them with a 25% chance of developing second cancer later.
Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) is a common neurologic syndrome resulting in pain, numbness, and/or weakness in the arm, forearm, and hand. This condition affects 0.3-8.0% of the U.S. population and is generally caused by impingement of nerves traveling from the brachial plexus in the neck, through a region referred to as the thoracic outlet.
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are creating 3D-printed models of children's hearts. They are printed based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of real patients. These models are used as simulators for cardiac surgeons to plan and pre-work forthcoming operations.
The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to investigate the relationship between intraoperative urine output during major abdominal surgery and the development of the AKI and to identify an optimal threshold for predicting the differential risk of AKI.
A new study on Asian tiger mosquito was presented at the 66th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting. The invasive Asian tiger mosquito now rapidly spreading in parts of the U.S. and Europe may have been significantly underestimated as a potential source of Zika and dengue virus infections — and for one simple reason: they were underfed.