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Mosquito

Drug-based Strategies: Prevent Malaria In Pregnant Women

A global team of researchers, led by a research team at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM); are calling for a review of drug-based strategies; used to prevent malaria infections in pregnant women; in areas where there is widespread resistance to existing antimalarial medicines. Professor Feiko ter Kuile, an expert in malaria in pregnancy;…

Personal health

Better Out Of Hours Palliative Care Needed

In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the World Alliance for Patient Safety to advance the patient safety agenda with the goal of reducing the adverse effects of unsafe healthcare. Palliative care is not exempt from these risks. More recently, the Universal Health Coverage draws attention to how all people and communities should have access…

Maternal depressive symptoms

Mothers Of Fussy Babies At Higher Risk

It is no secret that fussy newborns can be especially challenging for parents already facing physical and mental exhaustion from caring for a new baby. But now science backs up the impact on parents: The less soothable the infant, the more distressed the mother. Mothers of highly irritable infant experience greater depressive symptoms. The nationally…

Detrimental effect

Overlooking Female Athletes' Nutritional Needs: Detrimental Effect

As poor nutrition can negatively affect everything from bone to reproductive health, more attention needs to be paid to the specific nutritional needs of female athletes, a collaborative study from New Zealand’s University of Otago and University of Waikato argues. Dr. Katherine Black, of Otago’s Department of Human Nutrition, says most research into sport and…

Pregnant women

Statistics On Pregnant Women In US Prisons

What is to a first-of-its-kind systematic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned U.S. women; researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say almost 1,400 pregnant women admitted to 22 U.S. state and all federal prisons in a recent year. They also found that most of the prison pregnancies over 90 % ended in live births…

Immune

Immune Compromised Populations More Likely To See Antibiotic Resistant

Populations with a high prevalence of AIDS-immunocompromised people are more likely to see the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, according to a study coauthored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and published in PLOS One. “People with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable to opportunistic bacterial infections and are therefore frequently prescribed antibiotics to…

Flu vaccine

Nasal Spray Vaccine: Against Flu Acceptable In 2019 To 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) plans to advise families to vaccinate children against influenza with either the flu shot or nasal spray vaccine during the 2019 to 2020 flu season, in contrast to the academy’s preference for the injected vaccine over the nasal spray during the previous two flu seasons, the AAP announced. During…

Lawsuit

Duke Settles Doctored Data Lawsuit for $112.5 Million

In one of the largest-ever such agreements with an academic institution, Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, has settled a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that lung researchers there used fake data in National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant applications. The settlement, for a case brought under the False Claims Act (FCA); but is for $112.5 million,…

Nuclear medicine

Coronary Artery Calcium Indicates Patients' Risk

About six million people come into an emergency department every year with chest pain, but not all of them are having a heart attack  and many are not even at risk or are at very low risk for having one. Now, a new research study presented at the American College Cardiology Scientific Sessions from the…

Astronauts

Space Policy Events For March-2019

House and Senate hearings on the FY2020 budget request begin in earnest this week; with appropriations or authorization hearings on DOD, NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Transportation (DOT).  DOT appropriations hearings usually focus on high-level issues, so it is not likely that the FAA’s commercial space transportation activities; will discussed to any great degree,…

Developmental biology

Spaceflight Microgravity On Stem Cells And Tissue Regeneration

Studying behavior of stem cells during spaceflight and in simulated microgravity is necessary to foresee how human stem cells, which represent the primary source of our regeneration, will respond to spaceflight in vivo; it is also necessary to support biotechnological assays. Research in this area utilizes a wide range of cell models, most common being…

Gastroenterology

Choose The Right Colon Cancer Screening Option

Colon cancer is highly preventable through regular screening. But the right type of screening depends on your particular risk factors, an expert says. Each year in the United States, more than 140,000 people are diagnose with colon cancer, and about 50,000 die from the disease. It’s the second-leading cause of cancer death in the country.…