According to this study, researchers examined an outbreak of typhoid fever in Pakistan is being caused by an extensively drug resistant "superbug" strain, a sign that treatment options for the bacterial disease are running out. Researchers evaluated the genetics of the typhoid strain found it had mutated and acquired an extra piece of DNA to become resistant to multiple antibiotics.
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With the aid of a new wearable laser that blasts the skin with light, chronic skin conditions such as acne, actinic keratosis, and psoriasis could be treated in a single 90-minute appointment,
Phospholipids are water-insoluble "building blocks" that define the membrane barrier surrounding cells and provide the structural scaffold and environment where membrane proteins reside. A new study led by University of Texas researchers explores how the membrane protein phospholipid environment determines its structure and function.
In an effort to ensure that all children below the age of five are immunized, the Left Front government in Kerala has made vaccination certificate mandatory for admission to class-I from the next academic session. Health Minister K K Shailaja said that the government is committed to achieving total immunization in Kerala.
A study elucidates that a journey to Mars will be a large milestone for all humankind. Throughout history, health dangers associated with exploratory voyages to expand our frontiers. Travelling through deep space, the final frontier, is planned for the 2030s by NASA. The lessons learned from the adverse health effects of space exposure have been encountered from previous, less-lengthy missions.
A groundbreaking new wearable, stretchable electronics designed by Northwestern University engineering professor John A. Rogers, in partnership with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, which can be worn on the throat could be a game-changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation.
According to a research review, Babies who are born much too soon or who arrive weighing too little may not score as high on intelligence tests during childhood as full-term infants.
Researchers at Stanford University are studying how bacteria living in the gut respond to common changes within their habitat, working with mice. They change the gut environment within the mice, and then measure which bacterial species survive the change and how the gut environment itself has changed.
Cabozantinib (Cabometyx, Exelixis) has shown efficacy in the first-line treatment of radioactive iodine (RAI)–refractory differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) and could offer an option in addition to the drugs approved for this indication, such as sorafenib and lenvatinib.
The study was presented at the 2018 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium held in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A recent study of Latin American general practitioners found no significant association between knowledge of Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the number of years in practice suggesting an overall lack of sleep medicine content in the medical school curriculum in Latin American countries over time. In Ecuador, Universities have 40 h of Respiratory Medicine curriculum and only 10% are dedicated to teaching sleep apnea.
The level of medical students’ knowledge of OSA at the time of graduation, therefore, can provide insight into their future medical practice in diagnosing OSA and prepare them to be alert when a patient presents with possible sleep apnea.
In this study, researchers estimated the procedure can be carried out under general anesthesia, sedation with local anesthesia or under local anesthesia only. Literature shows a large variation in the postoperative pain intensity ranging from no postoperative analgesia requirement in two-thirds of the patients up to a rate of 96% of the patients suffering from severe postoperative pain.