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Bacterial infection

Managing Acinetobacter Baumannii Infections

Acinetobacter baumannii is a gram-negative aerobic bacillus; that primarily causes hospital-acquired infections affecting specially to debilitated patients with prolonged hospitalization and with long-term exposition to antimicrobials. Until now, the ICUs have been considered as the epicenters of A. baumannii infections. Nevertheless, spread to general wards and long-term care facilities have also been shown to play an important role.…

Disease in Nepal

Campaign Seeks To See Off Leprosy From Nepal

Although the government of Nepal reached the elimination target for leprosy in 2009; classified as less than one person per ten thou­sand of the population; the number of new cases has failed to decline since then, because of scarce resources to fight the disease. The latest statistics from the World Health Organization shows there were…

General medicine

Not All Saturated Fats Are Equal When It Comes To Heart Health

The type of saturated fats we eat can affect our risk of a heart attack; according to a study published in the International Journal of Cardiology. People whose diets contain relatively little palmitic and stearic acid saturated fats composed of 16 or more carbon atoms that are typically found in meats and eat plant-based proteins instead…

Rheumatoid arthritis

Revolutionize Treatment Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The EU- and industry-funded RTCURE project’s groundbreaking approach promises to revolutionize the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis; which afflicts millions of people across Europe with joint pain, inflammation and bone; and cartilage loss. Unlike current therapeutic approaches that target the symptoms of the disease which occur after the body’s own immune system attacks the synovial tissue that keeps…

Metabolism

Gut Immune Cells: Responsible For Metabolism Changes

A new study has shown that the immune cells within the gut could be related to the rate of metabolism. The results of the new study titled, “Gut intraepithelial T cells calibrate metabolism and accelerate cardiovascular disease,” are published in the latest issue of the journal Nature. The researchers led by Shun He, used genetically…

Artemisinins

Finding New Anti-Malaria Drug Reported

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by single-celled microorganisms belonging to the Plasmodium group. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases, it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. Artemisinin is derived from the leaves and flowers of the annual mugwort (Artemisia annua) and been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Chinese researcher Tu Youyou recently tested its effectiveness;…

Brain Waves

Turn Brain Waves Into Speech Using AI

Shutterstock Senior author of the study from Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University said, “The researcher voices help connect us to our friends; family and the world around us; which is why losing the power of one’s voice due to injury or disease is so devastating. With today’s study, they have a potential way to restore…

Head and neck cancers

Improved Head And Neck Cancer Survival With NSAIDs

The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with improved survival; in patients with PIK3CA-altered head and neck cancer, researchers report. “We were surprised that there was such a strong association between a primary head and neck cancer; containing a mutation or amplification of the PIK3CA oncogene; regular use of NSAIDs after head and neck cancer treatment, and…

Lawsuits

JJ Supplier Seeks Bankruptcy Over Talc Lawsuits

A key supplier of talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday in the wake of multibillion-dollar lawsuits alleging its products caused ovarian cancer and asbestos-related mesothelioma. Imerys Talc America, the U.S. unit of French group Imerys SA; said it filed for bankruptcy because it lacks the financial clout…

Immune system

Gut Immune Cells Could Be Responsible For Metabolism Changes Finds Study

A new study has shown that the immune cells within the gut could be related to the rate of metabolism. The results of the new study title, “Gut intraepithelial T cells calibrate metabolism and accelerate cardiovascular disease;” are publishes in the latest issue of the journal Nature. The researchers led by Shun He used genetically engineered mice for…

Radiotherapy

Radiation Therapy Effective In Treating Men With Prostate Cancer

This type of radiation, known as stereotactic body radiotherapy, is a form of external beam radiation therapy and reduces the duration of treatment from 45 days to four to five days. because The approach has been in use since 2000; but has not yet widely adopting because; of concerns over how safe and effective this…

Coffee maker bacteria

Microbes: The Coffee Maker

When it comes to processing coffee beans, longer fermentation times can result in better taste, contrary to conventional wisdom. Lactic acid bacteria play an important, positive role in this process. Other species of microbes may play a role in this process as well, but more research is needed to better understand their role. The research…