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Social Challenges Linked to Quality of Primary Care

Among more than 600,000 primary care patients, half live with some degree of social challenge, which has a negative effect on the quality of care they receive. Researchers in Manitoba, Canada identified 11 social complexities, such as low income, mental health diagnosis, and involvement with the justice system.

Volunteerism In Palliative Direct Patient Care Across The Healthcare System

A study elucidated volunteerism in palliative direct patient care across the Flemish healthcare system. Volunteers fulfil several roles in supporting terminally ill people and their relatives and can positively influence quality of care. Healthcare in many countries faces resource constraints and some governments now expect communities to provide an increasing proportion of palliative care. However, systematic insights into volunteer presence, tasks and training and organisational challenges for volunteerism are lacking.

Anaesthesia in austere environments Relevant To Distant Space Missions

The ability to provide anaesthesia will be important given the expected risk of severe medical events requiring surgery. Knowledge and experience of such procedures during space missions is currently extremely limited. Future space exploration missions will take humans far beyond low Earth orbit and require complete crew autonomy. Austere and isolated environments have been used extensively as test beds for spaceflight to probe hazards and countermeasures for prospective space missions.

Regional Anesthesia Training Has Improved Anesthesia Care In Vietnam

A study determined that local clinicians training with regional anesthesia techniques has helped the Vietnamese medical community improve their approach to anesthesia care, results of a survey conducted by the Global Health Initiative at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) indicate. They have established a fellowship track dedicated to improving the impact of the Global Health Initiative in the Department of Anesthesiology

Brain Activity During Sleep Consolidate Memory

Researchers team has developed a hypothesis, the interleaving of REM and non-REM sleep might facilitate creative problem-solving in different but complementary ways. Sleep is known to be important for creative thinking, but exactly how it helps and what role each sleep stage REM and non-REM plays remains unclear. The study was published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

New Microscope Track Brain's Various Behaviors

According to a study, the researcher developed a new tool, which is able to track the millions of interactions among brain cells in animals that move about freely, behaving as they would under natural circumstances. New technology developed at The Rockefeller University represents a big step toward realizing that goal. The study was published in Nature Methods.

Depression Patients Receive The Treatment -"Shock Therapy"

A new study determines that very few depression patients receive the treatment once known as 'shock therapy,' which today uses far milder electrical impulses than decades ago. Researchers suggest that the modern form of the approach called ECT should be made more available to patients who fail to get relief from two other types of treatment, such as antidepressant medications and talk therapy. Its findings could inform depression care decisions by insurers and policymakers, as well as conversations between doctors and patients. The study was published in JAMA Psychiatry.

New Protein Plays Major Role In The Genetic Stability Of The Cells

The researcher has developed a new protein, which is important for the genetic stability of our cells. It may be significant for the development of new drugs against genetically determined diseases like cancer, sterility, and premature aging. All of our cells contain genetic material, DNA, which controls the activity of the cells. If the genetic material is damaged, cancer cells may develop. Therefore, many proteins and enzymes are responsible for stabilizing and protecting our DNA against permanent damage and mutations.

Afib Patients Are At A Risk Of Having Stroke

A new study found that integrating two separate clinical risk score models helps clinicians more accurately assess the stroke risk of patients with Afib. The composite stroke decision tool studied by researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City combines the widely used CHA2DS2-VASc with the Intermountain Risk Scores (IMRS) to derive and validate new stroke prediction scores.