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Maternal antibodies

Premature Babies Have Protective Anti-Viral Antibodies

Antibodies are from the mother’s blood to the fetus that gives the newborn passive defense against infection. Since most of this process takes place during the third trimester of the pregnancy; doctors have very premature babies as unprotected by such maternal antibodies. However, now that the total repertoire of maternal anti-viral antibodies, another picture is…

Smokers

Daily Marijuana Use: Increase Risk Of Psychosis

Cannabis use; associated with increased risk of later psychotic disorder; but whether it affects incidence of the disorder remains unclear. We aimed to identify patterns of cannabis use; with the strongest effect on odds of psychotic disorder across Europe; and explore whether differences in such patterns contribute to variations; in the incidence rates of psychotic…

Augmented reality app

Researchers Develop Reality App To Assess Spatial Memory

Researchers of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the University of Zaragoza have developed an augmented reality app to assess spatial memory. Among its uses, it could be utilised for people with Alzheimer’s disease, as a tool for the analysis and training of skills linked to said memory. if the patient is not in…

Bacteria in the urine

Bacteria In Urine: Does Not Always Indicate Infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract the bladder and the urethra. Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. Infection limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying.…

Ophthalmologists

AI Can Make Ophthalmologists More Effective

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, diagnosing disease faster and potentially with greater accuracy than physicians; some have suggested that technology may soon replace tasks that physicians currently perform. But a new study from the Google AI research group shows that physicians and algorithms working together are more effective than either alone. It’s one of…

Infection

Parasitic Worms Cause Cancer

Billions worldwide are infected with tropical worms. Unsurprisingly, most of these people live in poor countries, kept poor by the effects of worm-related malnourishment. What may surprise many is that worms also cause the majority of cases of some cancers in these countries. Published in Frontiers in Medicine as a special article collection on parasite-associated malignancy, new research…

Family medicine

UPS Eyes In Home Health Services With U.S. Vaccine

United Parcel Service Inc wants to get beyond U.S. doorsteps with a new push into healthcare. The world’s largest package delivery firm is preparing to test a U.S. service that dispatches nurses to vaccinate adults in their homes, Reuters has learned, as the company and its healthcare clients work to fend off cost pressures and…

Sleep disruption

Sleep Quality Varies Throughout Menstrual Cycle

Young women are more likely to experience sleep disruption in the days leading up to their menstrual period; according to a new study that will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La. “Sleep is more disrupted in the several days directly prior to menses in…

Mouse study

Long-awaited Insights Into Human Stomach Cancer

Mice have been instrumental in the study of cancer; but like all animal models of human diseases, they have their limitations. For stomach cancer in particular; mice have historically been; regarded as quite poor research organisms because; rodents rarely develop spontaneous stomach tumors. But results from a new study are about to shake up the…

The cerebrum

The Anxiety-Associated Brain Regions

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil; often accompanied by nervous behavior such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events, such as the feeling of imminent death. Anxiety is not the same as fear, which is a response to…

General surgery

Low Blood Sugar After Weight Loss Surgery

A new automated drug delivery system can help prevent dangerously low blood sugar in patients who have undergone weight-loss surgery, according to a study to be presented Monday, March 25 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. An increasingly recognized complication of weight-loss surgery is low blood sugar, or post-bariatric hypoglycemia (PBH).…

Gastroenterology

Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests Mailed To Patients

Financial incentives didn’t increase completion rates of colorectal cancer screening tests mailed to patients. In a randomized clinical trial of almost 900 patients, none of the incentives (an unconditional $10, a promised $10 upon completion of the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kit to test for blood in a stool sample or chance at a lottery…