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AIDS

Privacy Concerns Keep Men From HIV Testing

Privacy concerns linked to both health facilities and providers are major barriers to increasing the number of men who are tested and treated for HIV in Cote d’Ivoire, suggests new Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) research. CCP is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings, published in the…

General surgery

Watchful Waiting In Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis

Patients with severe aortic stenosis who have no symptoms may benefit more from an aggressive strategy of early valve replacement than from a conservative watch-and-wait approach, according to new research published today online in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. “They know that surgery carries a small risk and that has been one of the reasons to…

Kidney diseases

New Approach For Measuring CKD Quality Of Life

CKD, its comorbid conditions, and its treatment substantially burden patients’ health-related quality of life (QOL). Kidney diseases, even those with diverse clinical presentations such as polycystic kidney disease and nephrotic syndrome; are with substantial QOL impairment. Generic QOL measures have the advantage of enabling comparisons of disease burden across CKD and other conditions; whereas disease-specific…

Acute myocardial infarction

Myocardial Infarction Less Frequent, Less Deadly Over 20 Years

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is undergoing a transition. For the last 2 decades, Medicare has focused on improving quality of care for patients with AMI; so starting with the Cooperative Cardiovascular Project. Studies have reported improvements in quality and reductions in AMI hospitalizations; so risk of short-term mortality during various periods within this time span.…

Brain function

The Missing Link: Post-exercise Boost To Brain Function

A discovery about how exercise improves brain function could be harnessed for research into aging, and boosting learning and memory. An international team from The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Dresden University of Technology; has identified what triggers the boost to brain function through exercise. Dr Tara Walker from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute said…

Transfusion medicine

Blood Cells The Missing Link In Post Exercise Boost

A discovery about how exercise improves brain function could be harnessed for research into ageing, and boosting learning and memory. An international team from The University of Queensland and the Dresden University of Technology has identified what triggers the boost to brain function through exercise. Dr. Tara Walker from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute said the improvements…

Human Supplementary Motor

Chronotopic Maps In Human Supplementary Motor

What happens in the brain when listening to the rhythmic pace of a song; or when waiting for a traffic light to turn green? For the first time, an imaging study shows that a time map exists in a specific area of the human brain; the so-called supplementary motor area (SMA). A region of the…

Microorganism

Bacteria May Travel Thousands Of Miles

Bacteria may travel thousands of miles through the air worldwide instead of hitching rides with people and animals, according to Rutgers and other scientists. Their “air bridge” hypothesis could shed light on how harmful bacteria share antibiotic resistance genes. “Our research suggests that there must be a planet-wide mechanism that ensures the exchange of bacteria…

Onset schizophrenia

Age Increases Risk Of Early-Onset Schizophrenia

Advanced paternal age increases the risk in offspring of early-onset schizophrenia; a severe form of the disorder; according to a study in Biological Psychiatry. So the association between paternal age and risk in children remained after accounting for the contributions of the fathers’ and mothers’ genetic predispositions for schizophrenia; indicating that advanced paternal age itself contributes…

Disinfectants

Rise Of MRSA In Hospitals Linked To Common Disinfectant

A study by the University of Aberdeen has found a possible link between the use of disinfectants in hospitals and the rise of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on patient wards. The authors are calling for the use of disinfectants to be better regulated. The study was led by Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen Dr.…

Health in Nepal

Politics And Family Planning In Nepal

FIGO is proud to partner with the Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NESOG) in support of the Nepalese government’s pledge to extend family planning access in Nepal: to “leave no one behind” and “reach the unreached”. At the Family Planning Summit in London, July 2017, the government reaffirmed its Family Planning 2020 commitments made in 2015.…

Nerve cells

Brain Can Produce New Cells At the Age 90

For the first time, researchers have proven that the brain is capable of producing new nerve cells; even at the age of 90 and above. It was earlier believed that new cell production in the brain stops after a certain age and there is a rapid loss of neurons. Researchers believe that this finding could…