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Concussion: Recovered By Athletes 'Prescribed' Aerobic Exercise

Adolescent athletes who sustained concussions while playing a sport recovered more quickly when they underwent a supervised; aerobic exercise regimen, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics has found. The study, by University at Buffalo researchers and colleagues; is the first randomized clinical trial of a treatment in the acute phase after a sport-related concussion. The goal was…

Cell

Spectrum's Ultra-Fast Digitizer Enables Breakthrough In Cell

Cell sorting plays a fundamental role in molecular biology, pathology; immunology and virology research. It requires the ability to rapidly search through and sort out cells based on their unique chemical features and shapes. Conventional methods are limit in uncovering these differences, or are too labor or time intensive; or have to the tradeoff between…

Aerospace Medicine

Aerospace Medicine Ties Up With ISRO

While the process of finalizing those who will be part of the mission is underway at the IAF; authorities at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine are gearing up for the challenge of providing life-support systems. The country’s ambitious first manned space flight, Gaganyaan, will see ISRO partnering with the Institute of Aerospace Medicine, a premier…

Respiratory disease

Respiratory Disease Set To Enter Into Final Phase

Korea Institute of Toxicology National Center for Efficacy Evaluation of Respiratory Disease Product (NCER·Chief Dr. Lee, Kyu-hong) obtained on January 10; the final decision from the Ministry of Health and Welfare that the T2B Infrastructure Center for Respiratory Disease; would enter into the final phase (second phase) with funding of 3 billion KRW over two years.…

Endurance exercise

Endurance Exercise Has Positive Effects On Heart Health

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, now 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…

Blood Pressure

Stroke Survivors' Beliefs Reduces Blood Pressure

A stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain function(s) due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood supply) caused by thrombosis or embolism or due to a hemorrhage. As a result, the affected area of the brain is unable to function, leading to inability to…

Firearm injury

Firearm Injury Survivors More Likely To Be Readmitted

Firearm violence is preventable. The first step in preventing it is to understand the nature and extent of the problem what it is, whom it affects, where it occurs, how patterns have changed over time and the factors contributing to these changes. An examination of the factors contributing to firearm violence; and changes over time…

Smoking

Tobacco Prevention Report Card: FDA Receives An 'F'

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was given an “F” in a new American Lung Association report card evaluating tobacco prevention programs. The FDA is failing to protect youth from electronic cigarettes, which can lead to potential nicotine addiction; the group said in its 17th annual State of Tobacco Control report, according to CNN. “Putting the lives…

Physical activity

More Physical Activities For Home-school Children

Parents who home-school their children may think putting them into organized sports and physical activities keeps them fit; but Rice University researchers say young people need more. Faculty at the Rice Department of Kinesiology studied data gathered from 100 home-schooled children age 10-17 to back up their assumption that such activities are sufficient to keep…

Opioid overdose

Opioid Overdose Epidemic Likely To Increase In The U.S

A study from investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute for Technology Assessment projects that the opioid overdose; epidemic in the U.S. is likely to increase in coming years and that measures based on restricting access to prescription opioids will have a minimal impact in reducing overdose deaths. Therefore the team notes that the…

18F-FDG PET CT

FDG PET CT Scan In Vertebral Hemangioma

18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (18F-FDG PET CT) is an established method for the staging of carcinomas. The bone scan is an old method to detect skeletal metastasis. Both the modalities are usually normal in vertebral hemangiomas. However, there have been case reports of increased osteoblastic activity on bone scan; with normal metabolic activity on…

Medical genetics

GARFIELD Classifies Disease Relevant Changes In The Genome

Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have developed a new approach to understanding the functional effects of genetic variations associated with a disease, even if they aren’t located in a gene. Using this approach could help scientists uncover previously unknown mechanisms that control gene activity and determine whether cell…