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Eating Fish May Help Prevent Asthma

Asthma is a common long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. It is by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Symptoms include episodes of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Therefore these may occur a few times a day or a few times per week. Depending on the person, they…

Smell loss

An Ompaired Sense Of Smell Can Signal Cognitive Decline

The researcher often has problems with our ability to smell (called olfactory dysfunction). Older people might not able to identify an odour or differentiate one odour from another. In some cases, they might not able to detect an odour at all. Odour identification difficulties are common in people with neurodegenerative diseases; including Alzheimer’s disease. In…

Nuclear medicine

Usefulness Of PET/CT 18-FDG For The Diagnosis

In recent years, new imaging studies have emerged in the diagnosis and monitoring of metastatic urological tumors.We review 41 patients with suspected urothelial or renal tumor recurrence, analyzing the diagnostic performance of PET-CT performed between 2013 and 2016. We collected 17 urothelial and 24 renal tumors, with a median follow-up of 30 months. 29.3% of urothelial…

Brain injury

'Brain Vital Signs' Detect Concussion-related Changes

Concussion in sport is a global public health issue. There are between 1.6 million and 3.8 million sport-related concussions per year in the USA alone. Concussions occur frequently in collision sports such as ice hockey, where players routinely sustain both direct head contact and indirect force transmission to the brain as a result of body…

Detection

Diagnostic Accuracy: Non-invasive Technology For Heart Pain

The purpose of this research registry is to evaluate the effectiveness of a technology; called Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR-CT); a computer assessment; that could clarify the results of the coronary computed tomography angiogram (CCTA); in patients with coronary artery disease. The results from the FFR-CT analysis may help; guide treatment recommendations by providing additional information;…

Leukeima

Squishing Blood Stem Cells: Facilitate Harvest For Transplants

Scientists at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech have found that modulating blood-forming stem cells’ stiffness could possibly facilitate mobilization procedures used for stem cell-based transplants. Temporary squishiness could help drive blood-forming stem cells out of the bone marrowand into the blood, but the cells need to be stiff to…

Placenta

Placenta Plays Dual Role During Pregnancy

The placenta is a vital part of a successful pregnancy; providing oxygen and nutrients to a growing fetus while also getting rid of waste products. This temporary organ has long thought to influence the brains of both the mother and the fetus, but until now; no clear evidence of the purpose of that connection existed.…

Geriatrics

Older Adults, Sense Of Control Tied To Feeling Younger

Older adults feel younger when they feel that they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns. However, stress and health not a sense of control play a significant role in how old younger adults feel. “They recently found that there are things older adults can do to improve their…

Articular cartilage

Functional State of Articular Cartilage Tissue

Damage and degradation of articular cartilage, occurring in osteoarthritis, trauma and other joint conditions; leads to severe pain and reduced mobility. Current treatment strategies are mainly focused on controlling inflammation in soft tissue; while options for restoration of the cartilage. Scientists have reported an advanced imaging technique that allows the condition of joint cartilage to…

Painkillers

Painkillers During Pregnancy Is Not Responsible For Asthma

The research, which uses prescription data on painkillers; does support earlier findings that women taking paracetamol during pregnancy are more likely to have children who develop asthma. However, it also suggests that the painkillers are not the cause of this increase. Should give women reassurance to take painkillers during pregnancy when they are by a…

Children with anhedonia

Brain Function Associated With Anhedonia

Researchers have identified changes in brain connectivity and brain activity during rest and reward anticipation in children with anhedonia; a condition where people lose interest and pleasure in activities they used to enjoy. The study, by scientists at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH); part of the National Institutes of Health, sheds light on…

Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer

Prognosis At Diagnosis In Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer

Researchers have developing a method by which thousands of men with prostate cancer could choose their own treatment. The new tool could help patients determine the likelihood of surviving the next 10 to 15 years; the best course of treatment to improve their chances of survival. At present, only one-third of prostate cancer patients have…