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Smart Phones

Powering Down Smart Phones To Get A Good Night's Sleep

To get a good night’s sleep, turn off your smartphone at least 30 minutes before going to bed, says Loyola Medicine sleep specialist Sunita Kumar, MD, in recognition of Sleep Awareness Week, March 11 – 17. “Many Americans are chronically sleep-deprived,” said Dr. Kumar, director of Loyola Medicine’s sleep program. “Be it social obligations, work…

Immune hematology

Combination Immunotherapy Suppress Tumor Growth

Even as overall cancer incidence and mortality decrease in the United States, the number of people diagnosed with liver cancer is on the rise. Current therapies for liver cancer are largely ineffective, resulting in poor outcomes, but new preclinical data from University of California San Diego School of Medicine offers proof-of-principle for a combination immunotherapy…

Medical Genetics

Human Gene Editing And Designer Babies Experiments

Powerful gene editing tools could soon face a global regulations on their use on human embryos; sperms or eggs. There have been instances of outrageous use of these powerful tools on modifying the DNA of sperm; eggs or embryos that would go on to become live human beings by rogue and unethical researchers. This call…

Sri Lanka news

Color Coding Of Foods And Beverages In Sri Lanaka

Color coding of foods and beverages; according to the salt and fat content of the foods will be mandatory; the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine in Sri Lanka said. So, the decision to implement a color coding system symbols; for solid foods, semi-solid foods and liquid foods; was taken after a special discussion;…

Stem cells

Cell Therapy: Replace Need For Kidney Transplants

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists are working; on a promising approach for treatment of chronic kidney disease; regeneration of damaged tissues using therapeutic cells. By harnessing the unique properties of human amniotic fluid-derived stem cells; WFIRM scientists have demonstrated; that the cells could potentially help recover organ function in a pre-clinical model…

Enzyme to treat cancer

USP15 Enzyme For Treatment Of Cancer

Ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase 15 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the USP gene. Ubiquitin (MIM 191339), a highly conserved protein involved in the regulation of intracellular protein breakdown, cell cycle regulation, and stress response, is released from degraded proteins by disassembly of the polyubiquitin chains. The disassembly process is mediated by ubiquitin-specific proteases (USPs). So, researchers at…

Stress

Your Body's Way Of Responding To Stress

Panic attacks typically occur when a person is under stress. The stress can be physical, like being run down, or emotional, like a significant life change. Panic attacks are a relatively common experience with as many as one in seven people experiencing them at least once. A little more than half of those people will…

Orthopedic

The Resources After Orthopedic Surgeries

Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics also spelled orthopedics; is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. Patients who live close to the hospital at which they have undergone total hip or…

Lung

Lung Disease In The Form Of Systemic Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a group of disorders that destroy blood vessels by inflammation. Both arteries and veins are affected. Lymphangitis is sometimes considering as a type of vasculitis. Vasculitis is primarily caused by leukocyte migration and resultant damage. Although both occur in vasculitis, inflammation of veins (phlebitis) or arteries (arteritis) on their own are separate entities. The…

Child migrants

Health Coverage By Charging Undocumented Migrant Kids

By charging undocumented child migrants for healthcare; the UK is failing to provide universal health coverage in contravention of the Sustainable Development Goals and its obligations under the UN convention on children’s; rights-argue infectious disease and global health experts in an editorial. The term ‘undocumented’ refers to people who do not have any documentation proving…

The Neck

Surgery Removes Degenerated Discs In The Neck

Surgery to remove multiple herniated or degenerated discs in the neck, a procedure known as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), can be safely performed in an outpatient setting in select patients, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The research, titled, “A Comparison of Multilevel Anterior Cervical…

Tropical medicine

Mosquito-killing Drug Reduced Malaria Episodes

First evidence that repeated mass administration of ivermectin can reduce malaria incidence in children aged five or younger without an increase in adverse events for the wider population given the drug. Childhood malaria episodes could be reduced by 20%—from 2.49 to 2 cases per child—during malaria transmission season if the whole population were given a drug…