An individual's lifestyle could be predicted from his blood samples for a new study carried out at Umea University. Blood-based biomarkers were used to detect the disease, tobacco habits or cancer.
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A mosquito's head is about the size of a pencil tip, but it packs a dangerous punch: it is the delivery system for malaria, yellow fever, and Zika, among other blood-borne diseases. In most mosquito species, females are the more dangerous sex. They are the ones drinking – and transferring – blood.
In this study, researchers evaluate The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is calling on patients to write to their Member of Parliament asking for action to address the severe challenges facing Emergency Departments across the country. The unprecedented move comes after data released today showed the worst ever four-hour emergency care performance at just 76.9% at major emergency departments.
The neglect of primary care in India is one of the reasons of the increasing disease burden and medical costs. E-healthcare has the potential to make quality healthcare accessible and improve the quality of primary health care.
Nonoperative treatment of high school athletes with shoulder instability is an effective approach, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans. Researchers also noted that using the Non-Operative Instability Severity Score (NSIS) tool can help identify higher-risk patients who may require other forms of treatment.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham and King's College London have found that staying active keeps the body young and healthy. The researchers assessed the health of older adults who had exercised most of their adult lives to see if this could slow down aging.
The research found to promising new treatment for allergic contact dermatitis that offers an alternative to corticosteroids and their possible side effects. They developed a mixture of antioxidants and moisturizers, combined with radical free radical scavengers and inhibitors, which suppressed an inflammatory response to the irritant. The study was published in Dermatology and Therapy.
Survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer often have stronger social networks than their non-cancer peers, according to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers, who hope to translate that support into better lives for the nation's growing population of cancer survivors. The findings appear online in the journal Cancer.
Medical researchers have been trying to develop a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for more than 50 years, without success. New findings however, point to a promising route for designing an effective vaccine.
In a collaborative study using a mouse model, researchers have found mechanistic links between older stored red blood cell transfusions and subsequent bacterial pneumonia. This may reveal new approaches to improve the safety of stored red blood cell transfusions. The key player is free heme, a breakdown product from degraded red blood cells.
According to new research, heart attack sufferers who receive treatment during periods when interventional cardiologists are away at academic conferences are more likely to survive in the month after their heart attack than patients receiving treatment during matched days in the weeks surrounding the conferences. The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Researchers have designed sugar molecules that block E. coli bacteria from binding to urinary tissues, allowing the bacteria to be washed out of the urinary tract. The compounds represent a step toward treating UTIs without antibiotics.