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Probiotics

Probiotics Prevents Oral Mucositis In Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

A combination of probiotics significantly enhanced immune responses and reduced the severity of oral mucositis among patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma who were undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy, according to results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial published in Cancer. “For the first time, this study indicated that the probiotic combination had significantly enhanced the immunity of patients, reduced…

heart attack

Heart Attack Triggers Arrhythmia In Some

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has identified a genetic pathway that causes some individuals to develop an abnormal heart rhythm, or arrhythmia, after experiencing a heart attack. They have also identified a drug candidate that can block this pathway. The team reported their findings in a study published…

Addiction

Detrimental Effect Of Opioids On Labor Markets

Prescription opioids may be negatively affecting labor force participation and unemployment nationwide; according to findings in a new study co-authored by economists at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and published in The Journal of Human Resources. So, the study, which looked at county-level data from across the US, found that a 10 percent increase in opioid…

Neurological development

Brain Development: By The Interactions of mRNAs and miRNAs

To study the method of brain development, one of the big challenges is cell classification. A problem compounded by the fact that same cell type can look different depending on the method of classifying it. Whether by cell shape, gene expression profile, electrophysiological firing pattern, or selective vulnerability to certain diseases. “There are many individual cell types…

Physiotherapy

Muscle Recovery: Medical Device Makes It Easier

Non-invasive magnetic stimulation ‘tricks’ muscle cells into thinking that they are exercising, and amplifies the biological effect to promote muscle regeneration. The journey of muscle rehabilitation can be long and arduous, and requires strong perseverance from the patient. Now, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) are making the recovery process much easier for…

Separating infant girls joined at the head

Two infant twins joined successful surgery at the top of their heads, surgical team leaders report on Jan. 24 New England Journal of Medicine. The planning and precisely orchestrated teamwork needed to perform the complex separation surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Separation surgery Today Erin and Abby Delaney are thriving two-year-olds, living with their parents Heather…

Researchers warn online GP consultations need careful implementation

The new NHS 10-year plan launched earlier this month [7 January] states all patients in England will have access to a “digital first primary care offer”, such as GP online consultations, by 2022/23. Online consultations have the potential to improve patient access and reduce face-to-face contacts, freeing up GP time.  Research led by NIHR CLAHRC…