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Role of FOXM1 in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is one of the most challenging and frustrating diseases that pulmonologists face. And despite affecting 1 out of 200 adults over the age of 65 in the United States, general awareness of IPF is low.

Oral Sodium Sensor Use in Hypertension Control

For people who have hypertension and certain other conditions, eating too much salt raises blood pressure and increases the likelihood of heart complications. To help monitor salt intake, researchers have developed a flexible and stretchable wireless sensing system designed to be comfortably worn in the mouth to measure the amount of sodium a person consumes.

Transmission of T cell in HIV Individuals

While it's well known that HIV is transmitted sexually, how the virus crosses genital mucus membranes to reach its targets in the immune system is less well understood. Previous research has looked at biochemical measurements or morphology at various points during HIV transmission to investigate this process, but in a study published in the journal Cell Reports, researchers in France constructed an in vitro model of urethral mucosa in order to view it from start to finish.

COPD Risk Increased With Occupational Exposures

A study with more than 3,300 participants in 12 countries has established a relationship between occupational exposure to biological dusts, gases, fumes and pesticides and COPD. The researchers did a follow-up of the participants 20 years after the first assessment.

NHPS: Expanding the Scope

NHPS would require at least Rs 1 trillion annually to be successfully implemented. Inflation of care services and claim ratios could potentially complicate and dissatisfy users of the plan.

The mission proposes two strategies. One, the conversion of 1.5 lakh sub-centres currently providing maternal child health, family planning and infectious disease care into health and wellness centres to include non-communicable diseases, care of elderly, etc, throughout the country. Two, the provision of the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) that finance minister referred to as Modicare.

Soccer Heading Related To Cognitive Impairment

Worse cognitive function in soccer players stems mainly from frequent ball heading rather than unintentional head impacts due to collisions, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found. The findings suggest that efforts to reduce long-term brain injuries may be focusing too narrowly on preventing accidental head collisions. The study published online today in the Frontiers in Neurology.

Heplisav-B Vaccine Recommended for Adults

Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG; Dynavax Technologies Corporation), a yeast-derived hepatitis B vaccine made with a novel adjuvant, is recommended for individuals aged 18 years and older, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Severe Haemophilia And Its Impacts on Joints and HRQOL

Joint damage remains a major complication associated with haemophilia and is widely accepted as one of the most debilitating symptoms for persons with severe haemophilia. The aim of this study is to describe how complications of haemophilia such as target joints influence health-related quality of life (HRQOL).