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Acute kidney disease

Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes

Kidney disease, or renal disease, also known as nephropathy, is damage to disease of a kidney. Nephritis is an inflammatory kidney disease and has several types according to the location of the inflammation. Inflammation can diagnose by blood tests. Nephrosis is non-inflammatory kidney disease. Nephritis and nephrosis can give rise to the nephrotic syndrome and nephrotic…

Tropical

Female Mosquitoes On Human Diet Drugs

Unlike humans, who usually get hungry again only a few hours after eating, a female mosquito that has fed on human blood will lose her appetite for several days. Because movement of female mosquitoes from human to human — male mosquitoes do not consume blood — is the means by which mosquito-borne infections are passed…

Old mice

CRISPR/Cas9 Therapy Can Suppress Aging In Mice

Aging is a leading risk factor for a number of debilitating conditions, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, to name a few. This makes the need for anti-aging therapies all the more urgent. Now, Salk Institute researchers have developed a new gene therapy to help decelerate the aging process. The findings, published in the…

Why Buying Health Insurance Should Be Your Top Priority

How many times have you received a call from an insurance company and told them you don’t need health insurance because you are completely fit? Too many to count? This could probably be the worst financial mistake you could ever make! You could be living a healthy life, doing all the right things, working out,…

Leukemia treatment

New Therapy Discovered: For Aggressive Blood Cancer

Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna; and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research have identified a new therapeutic strategy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML); the most common form of acute leukemia. However, they found that the activity of the mutated oncogenic protein C/EBPα; is dependent on a functional epigenetic helper; the MLL1 histone methyltransferase complex.…

Epidemic

Study On Measles Transmission In China

A new study on the measles epidemic in China has far-reaching implications for eliminating the infection globally, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Using a new model-inference system developed at the Columbia Mailman School, the researchers were able to estimate population susceptibility and demographical characteristics in three key locations in…

Lab medicine

Microfluidic Device Isolate Individual Cancer Cells From Blood Samples

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Queensland University of Technology of Australia, have developed a device that can isolate individual cancer cells from patient blood samples. The microfluidic device works by separating the various cell types found in blood by their size. The device may one day enable rapid, cheap liquid biopsies…

Behaviors In Childhood

Disruptive Behaviors In Childhood Costly Mental Health Problems

Disruptive Behaviors in Childhood Disruptive behaviors in childhood are among the most prevalent and costly mental health problems in countries and are with significant negative long-term outcomes for individuals and society. Recent evidence suggests that disruptive behavioral problems in the first years of life are an important early predictor of lower employment earnings in adulthood.…

Pathogenesis

Fungus: Cripple The Immune System

It is everywhere — and it is extremely dangerous for people with a weakened immune system. The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus occurs virtually everywhere on Earth, as a dark grey, wrinkled cushion on damp walls or in microscopically small spores that blow through the air and cling to wallpaper, mattresses and floors. Healthy people usually have no problem…

Healthcare Prices

Transparency On Healthcare Prices Vital In Arizona Health System

Efforts to understand costs and openly share information on healthcare prices; played a key role in a major Arizona health system’s successful turnaround from a financial crisis; according to a feature article in the Spring issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management, an official publication of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). This journal is published…

Oral antibiotic therapy

Antibiotic Therapy In Managing Orthopedic Infections

“In this trial, with regard to treatment failure assessed at 1 year; oral antibiotic therapy was noninferior to intravenous antibiotic therapy when used during the first 6 weeks of treatment for bone and joint infection; our results thereby challenge a widely accepted standard of care. “Oral antibiotic therapy was associated with a shorter length of…

Atrial Fibrillation

New 2019 Guidelines For Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Nearly 3 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is described as quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). With increasing lifespan and increasing prevalence of risk factors such as obesity, experts believe the number of people living with AFib will increase at an exponential rate in the next decade. This has important public implications…