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multiple sclerosis

Brain Stem Cells Age Faster: Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Brain stem cells in people with the most severe form of multiple sclerosis look much older than they really are, according to a study led by UConn Health and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The prematurely old cells act differently in the brain than normal ones, and could be the key…

Radio daignosis

Internal View Of Patient Anatomy During Treatment

Immersive virtual reality (VR) may enable interventional radiologists to improve treatments using real-time 3-D images from inside a patient’s blood vessels. New research presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting shows that the interactive technology could provide faster; more efficient treatment, with less radiation exposure and greater precision, ease and…

Anesthesiology

New Ketamine Drug Helps With Depression

On March 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first truly new medication for major depression in decades. The drug is a nasal spray called esketamine, derived from ketamine an anesthetic that has made waves for its surprising antidepressant effect. Because treatment with esketamine might be so helpful to patients with treatment-resistant depression (meaning standard treatments…

Ear disease

Role Of Community Health Workers In Ear Disease, Hearing Loss

Community health workers (CHWs) have the potential to improve access to ear and hearing services for people across low-income or middle-income countries, remote, underserved, or resource-poor areas of the world. They performed a systematic scoping review to identify evidence; so on how CHWs are currently deployed in the prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and management of…

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…