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Stem cells

RegenMed SA Conference Focus On Future Of Stem Cells

Doctors regularly perform stem cell transplants, also known as bone marrow transplants, to replace cells damaged by chemotherapy. The stem cells, or the body’s raw material, that make this transplantation possible will be the topic of a two-day event titled, “Fifth San Antonio Conference on Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine.” The conference, scheduled on…

primary care doctor

Why It's So Important To Have A Primary Care Doctor

The value of primary care, however, has remained unclear and debated, in part due to limited research. The United States health care system is generally centered around hospitals and specialty care.  A new Northwestern Medicine study was the first to directly compare the quality and experience of outpatient care between adults with or without primary care.…

General med

Bug Bombs' Are Ineffective At Removing Cockroaches From Indoor Environments

Total release foggers, commonly known as “bug bombs,” are ineffective at removing cockroaches from indoor environments, according to a new study from North Carolina State University. Bug-bomb chemicals fail to reach places where cockroaches congregate the most – on the underside of surfaces and inside cabinets; NC State researchers say. Bug bombs Besides leaving behind…

Injection Of Opioids

Injection Of Opioids Linked To Heart Infections

People who inject drugs are at high risk for a number of health issues. In a new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers discovered a significant rise in the risk of infective endocarditis, a serious heart infection, among Ontarians who inject drugs. When examining opioid prescriptions in the province; the…

Kidney Transplantation

Kidney Transplantation To Minority Patients With Different Blood

Minority patients achieve the same outcomes if they receive the donor’s kidneys. That is fully immunologically compatible compared with patients who receive the organs from fully compatible donors. Three years after transplantation; patient and graft survival rates were the same for minorities who received a donor kidney with the same blood type.  As for those…

Osteoarthritis

Long-Term Opioid Use In Patients With Severe Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of joint disease that results from the breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. Initially, symptoms may occur only following exercise, but over time may become constant. Other symptoms may include joint swelling, decreased range of motion, and, when the back is affected, weakness or numbness of the arms and legs. The most commonly…

Surgery

Mental Health Are Predictors Of Quality Of Life Following Radiosurgery For Brain Metastasis

Clinical researchers, who study tumors that have metastasized to the brain have frequently asked, “How long do our patients live?” A newly published study asks a different question: “How well do our patients live?” A team of neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists posed the question to patients before and after they underwent stereotactic radiosurgery, including Gamma Knife radiosurgery, for metastatic brain tumors.…

Obesity

Obesity & Fatty Liver Disease? New Treatment Discovered

Professor Amiram Goldblum and his team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute for Drug Research have discovered 27 new molecules. These molecules all activate a special protein called PPAR-delta and have the potential to treat fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetic nephrotoxicity, and to heal wounds. The first is Fatty Liver Disease News of these…

Cancer Patients

Cure Not In The Top Responses Of Cancer Patients

What do American metastatic cancer patients hope for from their cancer treatment? Most commonly, they desire a good quality of life, according to a rare large survey on the subject in this patient population. Cure was not even in the top five responses among the 216 participating patients, report Jeremy DeMartini, MD, Department of Psychiatry,…

Tomography angiography

New Tool To images blood flow through tiny capillaries

More than 40 billion capillaries — tiny, hair-like blood vessels — are tasked with carrying oxygen and nutrients to the far reaches of the human body. But despite their sheer number and monumental importance to basic functions and metabolism, not much is known about their inner workings. SC-OCTA can detect changes in capillary organization Now…

neurodegenerative disorder

Technology Effectively Measures Disease Severity In Rare Neuro degenerative Disorder

A rapid, non-invasive eye exam that uses innovative imaging technology effectively measures the severity of disease in patients with a rare neurodegenerative disease called Friedrich ataxia, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers. because  The results suggest that the exam, known as corneal confocal microscopy (CCM), therefore it…