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Haematology

Causal Variants In Blood Cells And Tie Them With Genetic Mechanisms

A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in and around the Boston area in the U.S. and one in Finland has identified hundreds of possible causal variants associated with blood cell traits, and tied them to important blood-related mechanisms. The team sought to learn more about genetic variants in blood cells that are responsible for blood mechanisms…

Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic Sinusitis Tied To Higher Risk Of Depression, Anxiety

People who suffer from chronic rhinosinusitis may be more likely than those who don’t to develop depression and anxiety, a Korean study suggests. The condition has long been linked to a lower quality of life and problems with physical, social, emotional, and cognitive functioning, researchers noted February 7 online in JAMA Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.…

Measles epidemics

Ukraine Measles Outbreak Kills 11, Infects 30,000

Measles is a viral disease that can spread rapidly. Also known as rubeola or morbilli, measles is an endemic disease, meaning it is continually present in a community, and many people develop resistance. It is an unpleasant condition but one that normally passes without treatment within 7 to 10 days. So, after a bout of…

Human brain

Brain Plays Key Role In Regulation Of Parenting Behavior

The human brain is the central organ of the human nervous system; with the spinal cord makes up the central nervous system. The brain consists of the cerebrum; the brainstem, and the cerebellum. It controls most of the activities of the body; processing, integrating, and coordinating the information it receives from the sense organs and making…

Joint Replacements

Complications For Ambulatory Total Joint Replacements

“It’s early in the trend; but there is a massive shift taking place toward more ambulatory hip and knee replacement surgeries that allow that patients go home on the same day of their operations,” says Michael P. Ast, MD. “Currently, about 5% of total hip and knee replacement surgeries are performed on an ambulatory basis;…

Gatroenterology

Early Life Exposure To Microbiota Inhibits Colon Cancer

Exposure to microbiota, or microorganisms such as bacteria, in the early stages of life plays a crucial role in establishing optimal conditions in the intestine that inhibit the development of colon cancer in adulthood; according to a study led by Georgia State University. The research team explore how being expose to microbiota in utero and…

Spaceflight

Doctors Need To Bone Up On Spaceflight

Civilian doctors need to start boning up on the medical implications of time spent in microgravity in readiness; for the advent of commercial spaceflight; researchers warn. Until now, they say, all astronauts have rigorously healthy and fit people who have to match the high standards imposed by NASA; other state-owned space agencies around the world.…

Health policy

Health Plans Must Cover Maximum Age

Kunal Narvekar (35) and Shibila Narvekar (30), a newly married couple, and residents of Pune, had a busy and hectic lifestyle. As IT professionals, both were working through the week. During the weekend they would party and visit new places. Kunal used to get tired more often, but the couple brushed it off thinking it…

Pharmacology

Partial Oral Antibiotic Therapy Shows Efficacy And Safety

Patients with an infection of the inner lining on the left side of the heart (endocarditis) who were switched from intravenous to oral antibiotic therapy had better long-term survival and fewer complications than similar patients who remained on conventional intravenous antibiotic therapy, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session.…

Metastasis

Team Finds Key: Common Cancer Pathway

Scientists have long known that the protein p53, when mutated, is a critical factor in the onset of many different kinds of cancer. In its unmutated form, however, known to protect against cancer. These dueling qualities make the p53 protein and the gene that makes it among the most studied in biology, yet the molecular…

Sepsis Survey

NAEMT and Sepsis Alliance Announce Results of National Sepsis Survey

In a recent national survey of more than 1,300 EMS providers, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) in association with the Sepsis Alliance found that although nearly all respondents (98%) consider sepsis a medical emergency, only about half (51%) feel very confident in their ability to recognize symptoms of sepsis the body’s life-threatening…

Medical Genetics

Editing Genes Shouldn't Be Too Scary Unless They Are The Ones

Gene editing is one of the scarier things in the science news, but not all gene editing is the same. It matters whether researchers edit “somatic” cells or “germline” cells. Germline cells are the ones that propagate into an entire organism either cells that make sperm and eggs (known as germ cells), or the cells in…