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Telehealth

Expanding Telehealth Capacity To Prevent Chronic Conditions

The University of Virginia Health System is expanding its telehealth capacity to help patients across Virginia better prevent or manage chronic conditions that include diabetes, prediabetes and heart disease. But through the UVA Center for Telehealth, UVA will expand or pilot several initiatives to battle chronic diseases, including remote monitoring for patients with diabetes, screenings…

Pharmacology and therapeutics

New Therapeutic Target Found For Aggressive Pediatric Cancers

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that malignant rhabdoid tumors , a rare pediatric cancer without effective treatments, may be sensitive to drugs that block the cancer cell’s ability to dispose of misfolded proteins. The findings provide a much-needed therapeutic target for these and other cancers caused by mutations…

Nuclear medicine

MR Solutions To Showcase Latest Multi-Modality MRI Systems At EMIM

MR Solutions’ latest compact preclinical, multi-modality MRI systems will be on display at the 14th European Molecular Imaging Meeting  being held at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow on 19 to 22 March, 2019. MR Solutions, the only company to have an installed base of cryogen-free MRI scanners; continues to both broaden their range and…

Dialysis

Older Adults With Advanced kidney Disease

The older man told her he wanted to go home; he had a good life and was ready for its end. He did not want aggressive care — including dialysis having witnessed his wife and son die painfully in intensive care years ago. Wong to follow the man’s wishes, but other physicians; eager to pursue…

American Hospital

Fewer American Hospital Programs Address Opioid Abuse

American hospitals collectively have seen a loss of programs dealing with substance abuse. The damage done to America’s health by the opioid epidemic is well-recognized and enormous; with drug overdose death rates helping to drive down U.S. life expectancy in recent years. Yet as the problem has worsened, American hospitals collectively have seen a loss…

Sepsis Death

Sepsis Death Common, Often Unpreventable

Sepsis remains one of the leading causes of hospital death in the United States; but there may not be much doctors can do to prevent them, a study has found. The findings were published online February 15, 2019, in JAMA Network Open. The study found that 88% of sepsis deaths were not preventable. “Although the…

Tobacco and Alcohol

Tobacco And Alcohol May Increase Neural Damage In Brain

Brain damage or brain injury (BI) is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells. Brain injuries occur due to a wide range of internal and external factors. In general, brain damage refers to significant, undiscriminating trauma-induced damage, while neurotoxicity typically refers to selective, chemically induced neuron damage. A common category with the greatest number of injuries is traumatic brain injury (TBI) following physical trauma or head injury from an outside…

Free App

Tracking Daily Food Consumption Using Free App

Those who tracked food and weight lost pounds in new Duke study. Without following a particular diet, overweight people who tracked daily food consumption using a free smartphone app lost a significant amount of weight in a new Duke University study. The results were achieved using automated, free tools; but rather than expensive in-person interventions,…

Lungs

Lungs Are Necessary But Did You know They Also Are Beautiful?

Lungs are remarkable organs that continuously achieve amazing feats; which they do so well that we take them for granted; except when their function is diminished. It all happens in a space inside your chest; divided in two and reduced by the presence of the heart; the great vessels and the esophagus. With Supreme Court…

Stroke

Covert Stroke Common After Noncardiac Surgery

The occurrence of a covert stroke after elective noncardiac surgery is common for older patients and may lead to increased risk for cognitive decline; new research suggests. Results from the prospective NEUROVISION trial; which included more than 1100 patients from nine countries; presented here at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2019. Perioperative acute stroke occurred in…

General mediine

Hearts And Minds Fruit And Veg Boost Well-Being

Consuming more fruit and vegetables can improve your mental well-being, according to a new study, ‘Lettuce be happy.’ Researchers at the universities of Leeds and York analysed data from more than 40,000 people in the UK, and found that changes in fruit and vegetable consumption are correlated with changes in mental well-being. Marital status A key feature of…

Immunohematology

Inhibiting Tuberculosis-Induced Cell Death With Immunotherapy

Tuberculosis treatment still entails the intake several antibiotics over a period of many months and is torturous for many patients. The pathogen’s increasing multi drug resistance additionally complicates this lengthy treatment, and side effects frequently lead to a discontinuation of treatment and high mortality rates. Developing alternative treatment approaches is therefore of critical importance. Secondary…