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Opioid Epidemics and Transplantation Records

The researchers examined 17 years of transplantation records and found no significant change in the recipients' chance of survival when the organ donation came from victims of drug intoxication.

At this very moment, more than 110,000 people across the United States are lingering on organ transplant waiting lists. The ravages of the opioid epidemic have created an unforeseen opportunity  —  an increase in the availability of organs for donation.

Dolutegravir Increased Birth Defect Risk, Study Findings

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have warned that women with HIV who take dolutegravir (Tivicay, GlaxoSmithKline) at the time of conception or during the first trimester of pregnancy appear to be at higher risk of giving birth to infants with neural tube defects, including spina bifida.

Function Of Endolymphatic Sac In The Inner Ear

Researchers have noticed something odd while conducting a time-lapse microscopy study of the inner ear of zebrafish. A tiny structure in the inner ear was pulsing like clockwork, inflating and deflating over and over. The study was published in the journal eLife. They discovered that the structure was the endolymphatic sac, a fluid-filled pocket connected to the rest of the inner ear by a long, thin duct.

Implementation of National Health Insurance Scheme, 20 States Signed MOU

Twenty states have signed memorandums of understanding with the Centre to implement the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS).

West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Delhi are some of the states that have not signed up yet. West Bengal had shown interest but had not sent any formal request, it was revealed at the health ministers’ conclave on the NHPS.

Childrens Are Send To Emergency Departments Due To Bicycle Injuries

According to a new study, researchers investigated bicycle-related injuries among children treated in hospital emergency departments in the United States and found that despite a decrease in the rate of injuries over the 10-year study period, there were still more than 2.2 million injuries.

The study was published online in Accident Analysis & Prevention, found that from January 2006 through December 2015, more than 2.2 million children age 5-17 years were treated in US hospital emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries. This averages 608 cases per day or 25 every hour.

Do Not Let Depresson Keep You From Exercising

According to a new study, researchers examine that people in middle age, you might be guarding against not only depression as a senior, but also dying from heart disease if you do develop depression. Among nearly 18,000 Medicare patients, the most fit was 16% less likely to develop depression, the researchers found. The fittest were also 56% less likely to die from heart disease if they developed depression, and 61% less likely to die from heart disease if they remained free from depression. The study was published online in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.