Recent research done by scientists have proved that Lampreys, an eel-like fish have been found to share a common ancestor with humans. Many genes involved in the repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey were also active in mammals.
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Researchers found that mothers who overeat during the period when they are breastfeeding may have children who are at increased risk of becoming obese and going through early puberty
According to the study, researchers found the link between abnormal breast growth in young boys—called prepubertal gynecomastia—and regular exposure to lavender or tea tree oil, which has chemicals act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals
Surgical site infections are the most frequent health-care-associated infections in developing countries. So a new study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, aimed to establish the effect of a multimodal intervention on surgical site infections in Africa.
A new study published online March 14 in JAMA Surgery suggest that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) follow-up appears not to be beneficial after normal cervical computed tomography (CT) findings in patients with blunt trauma of the cervical spine.
Researchers from the Black Dog Institute and UNSW Sydney, have questioned the efficacy and safety of intranasal ketamine for depression, with their pilot study stopped early due to poor side effects in patients.
The research, published in the in Journal of Psychopharmacology, reveals the unpredictable nature of intranasal ketamine tolerance from one person to the next.
According to a study, researchers determined that prospective association of smoking status, smoking intensity, and smoking cessation with the risk of hearing the loss in a large Japanese cohort. Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants over eight years. The study was published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
In this study, researchers assessed the hormone estrogen helps blood vessels stay healthy and pliable, but obesity further increases levels of another hormone that results in blood vessels that are instead inflamed, stiff and scarred. Youth keeps estrogen levels high, and being female also keeps levels of the hormone aldosterone naturally higher in females than males, which has a positive role in regulating blood pressure.
According to a new study, researchers evaluated that Merkel Cell Carcinoma is highly aggressive and often deadly and it's also becoming more common. Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare type of skin cancer, affecting only a few thousand people each year, compared to tens of thousands with melanoma. The study was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Emergency general surgery patients are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality because of the nature of acute surgical conditions and the challenges related to prophylaxis. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the most preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in US hospitals, and approximately 2.5% of emergency general surgery (EGS) patients will be diagnosed with a VTE event.