All news from Aviation Medicine & Aerospace Medicine

Space Health

Space Health Initiatives To Host Spacecraft Design

Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction. Physical space is often conceived in three linear dimensions, although modern physicists usually consider it, with time, to be part of a boundless four-dimensional continuum known as spacetime. The concept of space is considered to fundamental importance to an understanding of the physical universe. Research Institute for Space Health The Translational Research Institute…

Benzodiazepines

In Outpatient Increasing Benzodiazepine Use

Quantified patterns in outpatient benzodiazepine prescribing and compared them across specialties and indications using nationally representative. The yearly population-based sample of outpatient visits among adults; was analyzed and ranged from 20,884 visits in 2003 to 24,273 visits in 2015. Benzodiazepines Benzodiazepines (BZD, BDZ, BZs), sometimes called “benzos” are a class of psychoactive drugs whose core chemical structure is the fusion of a benzene ring…

Immune system of women

In Preganancy Is It Safe To Get The Flu?

Women are More Susceptible When pregnant, women are more susceptible to contracting different viruses like the flu or the common cold and cough as a result of a lowered immune system. That anyone over the age of 6 months gets a flu shot the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. There is confusion about…

AEMT

Deaths From Adverse Events Down Slightly

Mortality associated with the adverse effects of medical treatment (AEMT) fell slightly in the United States. From 1990 to 2016, according to findings published. However, with some age groups and geographic regions risk of death due to AEMT is not evenly distributed. A study published in 2016 found that medical error is the third leading cause of death…

Prostate cancer

Safe, Effective Prevention For Prostate Cancer

Finasteride, a generic hormone-blocking drug, was found to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 25 % in the landmark Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). Therefore Long- term data, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that reduction in prostate cancer risk has continued and fewer than 100 men on the trial died…

Bad Cholesterol

To Slim Down To Reduce Of Bad Cholesterol

The enzyme that ‘loads up’ fat-carrying particles in the liver before they are transporting around the body have identified for the first time by scientists at the University of Warwick. The discovery also reveals how to ‘slim down’. These particles to reduce the amount of the worst type of ‘bad’ cholesterol distributed throughout the body.…

lung fibrosis

Hug Mechanism May Be Key To Lung Fibrosis

Researchers have long known that fibrosis scarred tissue and organs is caused by a wound healing mechanism that goes awry beyond normal wound repair. Fibrosis of the lung, or pulmonary fibrosis; is a deadly condition in which the tissues of the lungs thicken and harden; and eventually, stop functioning. Survival rates are low: Without a lung transplant; most…

virtual reality

People Behave Differently In Reality Than In Real Life

Immersive Virtual Reality Immersive virtual reality (VR) can be remarkably lifelike, but new UBC research has found a yawning gap between how people respond psychologically in VR and how they respond in real life. People expect VR experiences to mimic actual reality and thus induce similar forms of thought and behavior. The study used virtual reality to…

Eyeglasses

Americans Used Less Eye Care In 2014 versus 2008

Americans were less likely to use eye care in 2014 versus 2008 but had decreased difficulty affording eyeglasses from 2014 onward; according to a study published online in JAMA Ophthalmology. Eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care. In the US, this requires four years of college, four years of medical school, one-year general internship; three…

Firearm-Related Mortality

A Compelling Call For Pediatricians To Discuss

Preventable Death in Children Firearm injury is a leading cause of preventable death in children. In this issue of Pediatrics, the authors of the article “Family Firearm Ownership and Firearm-Related Mortality. Among Young Children: 1976–2016” present a unique and important approach to evaluating the relationship between firearm ownership and firearm-related mortality. The study is novel because…

Asthma medication

Asthma Controller Step Down Yardstick

When asthma symptoms improve, there’s a reason for celebration by both allergist and patient. But once symptoms are better, how do health care practitioners go about stepping down asthma medication to make sure a patient’s needs are still met. “There is a gap in information when it comes to guiding allergists and other health practitioners…

Vertebral augmentation

Spinal Fusions Ineffective For Fracture Pain

Routine use of vertebral augmentation for pain relief after vertebral fracture is not supported by current data,” a new report commissioned by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) concludes. The percutaneous vertebroplasty most common vertebral augmentation procedures  (where medical-grade cement is injected to fuse the bone). Although painful spine fractures caused by osteoporosis vertebral augmentation procedures are…