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Sports

Positive Effects Of Exercise On The Brain

Anyone who trains for a marathon knows that individual running workouts add up over time to yield a big improvement in physical fitness. So, it should not be surprising that the cognitive benefits from workouts also accumulate to yield long-term cognitive gains. Yet, until now, there was has been little research to describe and support…

Nuclear medicine

Strategy For PET Scanning Technology

On behalf of its Medical Imaging Sector, MEDEC, Canada’s Medical Technology Companies, is calling on the Ontario government to develop a comprehensive strategy for the deployment of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanning technology across the Province.  MEDEC has submitted recommendations to the Ontario government in a Task Force Report on Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanning…

AIDS

Exposure To HIV Virus, Treatment Before Birth

Teens and young adults; exposed to HIV and antiretroviral therapy before birth; but are HIV-negative themselves are; at increased risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms; according to research; presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. “These findings imply that all children of mothers with HIV—even the large proportion who…

Radio diagnosis

New Technique Measures Frequency Of Sounds

Did you know that music and diagnostic imaging have something in common? Sounds have a lower or higher pitch depending on the size of the object that creates them. Tubas and double basses are big and produce deep low-pitch sounds; while flutes and violins are small and produce high-pitched sounds. What’s interesting is that the…

Outbreak

A Human-rights Approach: To End The Global TB Epidemic

“Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies,” wrote John Keats; in his acclaimed “Ode to a Nightingale.” His words probably summarized his struggle against tuberculosis (TB; an ancient disease that killed millions in his time. Sadly, Keats lost his fight against TB in 1821; and died at the age of 25. Dramatic success in…

Breastfeed

Breastfeeding With Lower Risk Of Heart Disease

Mothers who breastfeed their babies have a lower risk of developing or dying from heart disease; than those who do not breastfeed finds new research from the University of Sydney, Australia. Published in Journal of the American Heart Association; the study of over 100,000 Australian mothers participating in the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study…

Transfusion medicine

IgG Antibodies Play Unexpected Role In Atherosclerosis

Researchers at Karolinska Institutes in Sweden have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. A study on mice shows that the antibodies stabilize the plaque that accumulates on the artery walls, which reduces the risk of it rupturing and causing a blood clot. It is hope that the results, which are…

Pharmacology

Alternatives For The Treatment Of Schizophrenia

A group of Brazilian scientists have long conducted experiments with roundworms to investigate the role of schizophrenia-linked genes in patients’ response to antipsychotic drugs. The results obtained thus far point to new ways of understanding resistance to certain classes of medication. The studies are conduct by researchers in the Pharmacology Department of the Federal University…

Renal Transplantation

Ascites And Graft Dysfunction In Early Renal Transplantation

The term “ascites” refers to a pathological buildup of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. It is with symptoms and changes in the physical examination when the volume is greater than 1.5 L; with smaller volumes diagnosed through image studies. In its etiology, conditions that directly involve the peritoneum (infection, neoplasia) may a consequence of changes…

Tick-borne disease

Tick, tock: The Countdown To Peak Tick Season

With spring comes glorious sunshine, warmer weather —and ticks. Ticks and some insect pests can carry bacteria, viruses and parasites that may cause disease in humans. One in particular, the blacklegged deer tick Ixodes scapularis, is well-known for its ability to transmit the Lyme disease-causing bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi. For the most part, these ticks are inactive throughout the winter…

Newborns

Antibodies Also Found In Premature Babies

Even premature babies carry anti-viral antibodies transferred from the mother, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in a paper on maternal antibodies in newborns, published in the journal Nature Medicine. The results should change our approach to infection sensitivity in newborns. Antibodies are transferring from the mother’s blood to the fetus that gives the newborn…

Medical apps

Some Medical Sharing Apps Routinely Share Data

Journalists recently revealed that Australia’s most popular medical appointment booking app, Health Engine, routinely shared 100s of users private medical information to personal injury law firms as part of a referral partnership contract. Although the company claim this was only doing with users’ consent; hence these practices are not include in the privacy policy but…