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Maternal and newborn

Reductions In Maternal And Newborn Deaths In Indonesia

Improve the quality of care and referrals during pregnancy and childbirth in Indonesia; resulted in significant reductions in maternal and newborn mortality at participating hospitals, according to a new study; by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2011 to 2017 and supported the Indonesian Ministry of Health’s; efforts to improve the quality of…

Nuclear medicine

CT Scan Prior To Spine Fusion Finds Almost Half Of Patients

For patients contemplating spinal fusion surgery to alleviate pain, bone health is an important consideration. If a patient is find to have low bone density prior to surgery, it could affect the treatment plan before, during and after the procedure. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City found that a…

Trauma Center

African-Americans Likely To Live In Trauma Deserts

African-Americans in major U.S. cities are significantly more likely to live in “trauma deserts”; but with limited access to advanced emergency medical care, according to new research from the University of Chicago Medicine. The study also shows the academic medical center’s new Level 1 Trauma Center; but led to a seven-fold reduction in Chicago’s access…

Chronic insomnia

The Experience Of Sleeplessness More Visible

Some people with chronic insomnia think that they do not sleep during certain periods; whereas sleep measurements show that they do. Up till now, scientists have not able to pinpoint the exact causes of so-called ‘sleep misperception’. However, new research from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e); Kempenhaeghe Center for Sleep Medicine, Philips and Maastricht University…

Anaesthesia

Ketamine Based Nasal Spray To Treat Depression

The FDA recently approved a ketamine-based drug to assist with treating depression. The new medication, Spravato, is an intranasal spray that can help those suffering with extreme depression who see little results with psychiatric medications. A Baylor College of Medicine expert discussed the potential impact of the new treatment, which is being marketed as the…

Medications

Alleviate Side Effects Of Chemo For Breast Cancer

The researchers also found that a class of medications already approved by the Food and Drug Administration may mitigate these side effects. “They could use this method to find out who’s going to develop chemo-related toxicity and who is not; “And now we have an idea about the cardioprotective medications we can give them.” A…

Health in India

Digital Health Start-ups In India: The Challenge Of Scale

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) pegged the Indian Healthcare Information and Communications Technology (ICT) market at a whopping US$ 1 billion in 2014. The industry was expected to grow 1.5 times by 2020, according to the 2015 report. A major portion of the projected growth is expected to be driven by…

Cystic fibrosis

Uses Molecular Prosthetic For Missing Lung Protein

An approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel that is missing in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis; operating as a prosthesis on the molecular scale; says new research from the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa. Cystic fibrosis is a lifelong…

Diabetes

Diabetes' Sworn Enemy Could Be A Protective Asset

Montreal research team unravels an adaptive mechanism involved in controlling insulin action; showing that glucagon plays a crucial part in it and can thus be a protective asset. When people talk about diabetes, they usually also talk about insulin. Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people around the world; insulin is a hormone…

General surgery

Implications Of Aging In Plastic Surgery

Given the rapidly aging population, investigating the effect of age on plastic surgery outcomes is imperative. Despite this, the topic has received relatively little attention. Furthermore, there appears to be little integration between the basic scientists investigating the mechanisms of aging and the plastic surgeons providing the majority of “anti aging” therapies. Molecular theories This…

General medicine

KHN’s ‘What The Health ‘Medicare For All’ Debate

House Democrats, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), have formally introduced their “Medicare for all” legislation. The bill, which would ensure coverage for almost every medical service most people need; did not come with any suggestions for financing. But it will likely reflect the far-left end of the Democratic debate in progress. Pharmaceutical companies Meanwhile,…

Rhinosinusitis

Demonstrating Limited Accuracy In Diagnosing Acute Rhinosinusitis

Physicians should consider the overall clinical impression instead of focusing on individual signs and symptoms; to diagnose acute rhinosinusitis, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. “Acute rhinosinusitis is a common outpatient infection, responsible for over 3 million outpatient visits annually in the United States; the symptoms overlap considerably with that…