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Skin diseases

Common Genetic Signature Among Three Rare Skin Diseases

Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), Kindler syndrome (KS) and Xeroderma pigmentosum C (XPC); are three cancer‐prone genodermatoses whose causal genetic mutations; cannot fully explain, on their own, the array of associated phenotypic manifestations. Recent evidence highlights the role of the stromal microenvironment in the pathology of these disorders. A group of researchers lead by a…

Rheumatic diseases

Group Increases Student Engagement With Rheumatology

Rheumatology is a branch of medicine to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Physicians who have undergone formal training in rheumatology are called rheumatologists. Rheumatologists deal mainly with immune-mediated disorders of the musculoskeletal system, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitides; heritable connective tissue disorders. Many of these diseases are now to disorders of the immune…

Family medicine

Eating Healthy On A Limited Budget Is Possible

The affordability of healthy food is often cited as a barrier to low-income families eating nutritious meals. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that with menu planning and access to stores selling items in bulk, the average daily cost for serving healthy meals to a family of four was $25…

Stress exposure in adolescence

Stress Exposure In Adolescence Increases Vulnerability And Risk

In individuals, stress exposure in adolescence increases vulnerability and risk of developing psychopathologies in adulthood; such as drug addiction, mood, anxiety, addiction to gambling; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Researchers at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona observed in animal models that the ability to control the source of stress diminishes its effects and could reduce the…

General surgery

Rate Of Opioid Rx Stable After Pediatric Outpatient Surgery

From 2013 to 2017, the rate of receiving a take-home opioid prescription remained stable after pediatric outpatient surgery as did the dose prescribed, but the maximum take-home dose declined, according to a study recently published in Pain Medicine. Gabrielle C. Donohoe, from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis of a identified database…

Immunoheamatology

Killer T cells Explain Inability Of Immune Cells To Destroy Cancer Tumors

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a defect in immune cells known as “killer T cells” that explains their inability to destroy cancer tumors. The researchers believe that repairing this defect could make the cells much better cancer killers. Further, they predict their discovery could be used within three to…

Pancreatic cancer

New Gene Predicts Pancreatic Cancer In Diabetic Patients

Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a gene called “UCP-1”; that may predict the development of pancreatic cancer in people with Type 2 diabetes. Their findings are published in Gastroenterology. “Developing strategies for the early detection of pancreatic cancer; so in people without symptoms is critical for improving survival,” says Suresh Chari, M.D.; a Mayo Clinic…

Nurse

Former Vanderbilt Nurse Pleads Not Guilty in Medical Error Death

A former nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville, Tennessee; has pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide after giving a patient the wrong medication. Nurses around the country, in particular the online nursing community; Show Me Your Stethoscope, have rallied in support of RaDonda Vaught, RN. In a statement issued the day before…

Premature babies

Healthy Premature Babies Can Succeed At Breastfeeding

Researchers have determined that healthy premature babies can have as much success breastfeeding as full-term babies. The study; conducted by researchers at UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing and the University of Hong Kong; involved 2,700 pairs of mothers and infants and included two different survey groups one in 2006/07 and another in 2011/12. The mother-infant…

Outbreak

Do We Have An Epidemic? A Health Information Exchange

How do public health officials know if there is a disease outbreak and where that outbreak has occurred? Surveillance is the cornerstone of public health practice, yet while disease surveillance has shifted toward greater use of electronically transmitted information to decrease the reporting burden on physicians, the challenge of getting the right information to public health officials at the right time…

AIDS

One Step Closer To A HIV Cure

Scientists associated with the University of the Witwatersrand; Johannesburg are part of an international team that today published research suggesting a cure for HIV. Scientists found no rebound of HIV in two patients who stopped taking their HIV medication after they received stem cell transplants for a hematological [blood] disease. Both patients underwent stem cell…

Virus

A Step Closer: Developing New Pneumonia Vaccine

Firstly, a vaccine against the biggest bacterial killer on the planet is a step closer to being available; with funding secured for preclinical trials. So, professor James Paton; Director of the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Infectious Diseases and his team have been working on a vaccine for Streptococcus pneumoniae(the pneumococcus); that could save…