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Blood cancer

Next-generation Treatment: For Aggressive Form Of Leukemia

Researchers have been struggling for years to find a treatment for patients who have a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia (AML); an aggressive blood cancer that is one of the most lethal cancers. About 19,520 news cases are diagnosed a year; and about 10,670 people a year die from it, according to the American Cancer…

Health policy

Tech & Insurance: To Rule The Future Of Healthcare

Health insurance remains one of the under-penetrated segments in India with only 25-30% of Indians having health insurance. However, like in every other field, technology is likely to play an integral part even in the insurance sector. Even the insurance regulator is batting for the use of wearable devices for life and health insurance policies; which…

Health problem in leather industry

Bangladeshi Tannery Workers Face Health & Safety crisis

Most workers in Bangladesh’s export-oriented leather industry suffer from extreme health hazards due to unsafe working conditions, a new study says.About 61 percent of workers at Savar Leather Industrial Estate, near capital Dhaka, are facing a health and safety crisis, according to the Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation, a Bangladeshi labor rights group. Health…

Draining blood from the brain

Draining Blood From The Brain Of Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients May Prevent Death

A minimally invasive surgery combining the use of a clot-busting drug and therefore catheter to drain blood from the brain of hemorrhagic stroke patients reduce swelling and improved patients’ prognoses; according to preliminary research to be presenting in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019; a world premier meeting for researchers and…

Scanless phtography

Optical Microscopy: Helps In Cell Network Manipulation

A new optical microscope system called SIFOM (Stimulation and Imaging-based Functional Optical Microscopy) can stimulate multiple cells simultaneously by a holographic method and monitor cell activity after the stimulation using 3D (three-dimensional) measurements based on fluorescence holography. This system has potential applications as a tool for the reconstruction of lost nerve pathways, constructing artificial neural…

Radiation therapy

High-Dose Radiation Therapy Improves Survival In Patients With Stage-IV Cancers

Radiation therapy stereotactic radiation—can extend long-term survival for some patients with stage-IV cancers while maintaining their quality of life. The study is published in the January issue of International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics (Red Journal), the flagship scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Radiation therapy “Despite many advances in cancer care over the last…

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder

The Process Behind COPD: Mouse Models To Explain

The airways and lungs get affected by a range of diseases, but while some have been well characterized and treated; others such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) are still somewhat of an enigma. This condition, known to involve a variety of progressively deteriorating symptoms such as inflammation of the lungs and narrowing of the…

Smoking

What Works To Help Teens Quit Vaping?

E-cigarette use is surging among American teenagers, with millions of kids flirting with nicotine addiction by regularly vaping. Unfortunately, these kids are going to face a rocky road if they try to kick their nicotine habit, experts say. There are no tested or approved methods for quitting e-cigarettes, said Linda Richter, director of policy research…

Sports

Extreme Exercise? No Heart Disease Risk Or Mortality

Exercise is often cited as the best preventive medicine, but how much is too much for the hearts of middle-aged athletes? Sports cardiologist Dr. Benjamin Levine led a study, published in JAMA Cardiology, to find the answer. Dr. Levine is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, a…

MRI imaging

Going For An MRI Scan With Tattoos

Tattoos are increasingly popular. Every eighth person in Germany has already felt the sting of a tattoo needle. Yet, examining tattooed people via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could possibly be risky. The first prospective study with statistically verifiable numbers is now presenting by a research team led by Nikolaus Weiskopf in the prestigious New England Journal…

Epidemic

Measles Outbreak Continues In Washington State

Health officials in Washington have declared a state of emergency and are urging immunization as they scramble to contain a measles outbreak in two counties, while the number of cases of the potentially deadly virus continues to climb in a region with lower-than-normal vaccination rates. Washington Department of Health officials announced that, there have been 36 confirmed…

Immune regulator

Researchers Discover Immune Regulator That Appears To Dictate Glioblastoma

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered an immune regulator that appears to dictate glioblastoma (GBM) progression by shutting down immune surveillance; indicating a potential new area of therapeutic investigation. Findings from the preclinical study lid by Shulin Li, Ph.D., professor of Pediatrics; and Amy Heimberger, M.D., professor of Neurosurgery;…