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Monkeypox Infection: Second Case Identified in UK

United Kingdom has recorded the second cases of Monkeypox within days of the first case. This second case was a patient who tested positive for the virus at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. He has travelled to Nigeria recently from where he could have contracted the infection says the Public Health England. At present, he has been shifted to Liverpool University Hospital for further treatment.

Prevalence Of Pre-Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Activation

ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients have a higher chance of survival if emergency medical service (EMS) teams notify the cardiac catheterization lab at the hospital where the patient will be transported in advance of the patient's arrival.

The study was published today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. However, hospital cardiac catheterization labs in the U.S. are only being notified (pre-activated) at least 10 minutes in advance 41% of the time.

Gene Therapy Via Skin Protects From Lethal Cocaine Doses

There are no approved medications to treat either cocaine addiction or overdose. Frequent users tend to become less and less sensitive to the drug, leading to stronger or more frequent doses. The typical result is an addiction. Exposure to the drug, or to drug-associated cues, even after long periods of abstention, often leads to relapse

Insights Into Understand Cartilage Development

Anyone with arthritis can appreciate how useful it would be if scientists could grow cartilage in the lab. To this end, Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Denis Evseenko, MD, Ph.D., collaborated with colleagues at several institutions to provide new insights into how gene activity drives the development of cartilage. Their findings appear today in Nature Communications

Too Much Weight Gain During Pregnancy Linked To Adverse Outcomes In Kids Of 7 Years

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that if a woman gains either too much or too little weight during pregnancy, there are adverse effects in children at 7 years of age. The study is by Professor Wing Hung Tam and Professor Ronald C.W. Ma, at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, and colleagues