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Hearing Loss

The Link Between Hearing Loss And Cognitive Decline

Eight-year study reveals association that may indicate early stage changes in cognition. Hearing loss affects tens of millions of Americans; and its global prevalence is expecting; to grow as the world’s population ages. A new study led by investigators at Brigham; and Women’s Hospital adds to a growing body of evidence; that hearing loss is associating with higher…

Skin Scarring

New Options for Painful Abscesses, Skin Scarring

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), also known as acne inversa; is a long term skin disease characterized as occurrence of inflamed and swollen lumps. These are typically painful and break open releasing fluid or pus. The areas most commonly affected are the underarms, under the breasts, and groin. Scar tissue remains after healing. Self-consciousness or depression may result. A flurry of new biologics and combination treatment strategies for a chronic inflammatory skin condition;…

primary care

Primary Care Improves Experience, Quality Of Care

Receipt of primary care is linked to more high-value care and better patient experiences, a study published online today in JAMA Internal Medicine shows. they find receipt of primary care was associated with more high-value care, somewhat more low-value care, and better respondent access and experience,” write David M. Levine, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston,…

Neurons Interact

Understanding Of The Mechanisms Behind Neuropathic Pain

In the models of a totally crushed peripheral nerve, the damage axons are broken; allowing healthy ones to regrow. But humans rarely suffer complete axonal damage. Instead, axons tend to be partially damaged, causing neuropathic pain a difficult-to-treat; chronic pain associated with nerve trauma, chemotherapy, and diabetes. Explore the role of immune cells in breaking…

Blood flow

In Rats: In Vitro Grafts Increase Blood Flow

Advances in stem cell research offer hope for treatments that could help patients regrow heart muscle tissue after heart attacks; a key to achieving more complete recovery. Scientists today report success in creating functional blood vessels in vitro for hearts of rats that had sustained a heart attack. The journal Nature Communications published the paper, whose lead…

Bacteria

Insect Associated Microbes: Gives New Antibiotics

In an exhaustive search of microbes from more than 1,400 insects collected from diverse environments across North and South America, a research team found that insect-borne microbes often outperformed soil bacteria in stopping some of the most common and dangerous antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Medicine was transformed in the 20th century by the discovery and development of…

Lung cancer

Free Lung Cancer Screening Program

A free, simple screening for lung cancer can save patient money while building a healthy relationship for any medical needs they may have in the future. The research, published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, shows the partnership can beneficial for patients looking for cardiology specialists; family medical care and other health-related issues, as well as…

Blood cancer

Premature Aging In The Bone Marrow: Leukemia Promotes

Acute leukemia develops quickly and worsens rapidly Leukemia is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow. Bone marrow produces blood cells. Leukemia can happen when there is a problem with the production of blood cells. It usually affects the leukocytes, or white blood cells. It is most likely to affect people over the age of 55…

Health insurance

Innovation: The Way Forward For India?

A comprehensive policy for neglected diseases research in India to foster the innovation of new drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines says Nirmal Kumar Ganguly and colleagues in an analysis published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The paper begins by highlighting some of the achievements India has made against a number of neglected diseases. Guinea worm, trachoma, and innovative therapies…

Ebola epidemic

Ebola Outbreak Marks 6 Months, Health Centers A Concern

Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola; is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and; other primates caused by ebola viruses. Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches. Vomiting, diarrhea and rash usually follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys.  Blood samples tested for viral RNA At this time, some people…

Obesity with Osteoarthritis

Drug Shows To Treat Diet-Induced Osteoarthritis

Metabolic osteoarthritis (OA) is a newly phenotype of OA, which is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and obesity. The main pathophysiologic mechanism underlying obesity-associated osteoarthritis is perpetual inflammation, resulting in cartilage loss; osteophyte formation, and synovitis that lead to the development of OA. The researcher recently demonstrated that rats fed with a high-carbohydrate high-fat diet…