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Sports

Head Injuries Rate Rises For Girls, Fewer Boys Are Suffering

There’s good news and bad news from a new study of children visiting U.S. emergency departments for head injuries: The rate of these potentially serious events has fallen among boys, but risen for girls. In recent years, the danger of concussion from contact sports—most notably football—has garnered much media attention. So the authors of the…

Immune

Reliably Quantify A Person's 'Immune age'

New data, published in Nature Medicine, from scientists at the Technion, Stanford and Cyto Reason describes for the first time ever a way to reliably quantify a person’s “immune age”. Because This game changing capability provides a much more reliable predictor for the status of your immune system than any other method and could lead to…

New schistosomiasis program

New Schistosomiasis Program: Neglected Tropical Diseases Portfolio

The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) announced; the launch of a new schistosomiasis program; within its neglected tropical diseases (NTD) portfolio. The program focuses on developing rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs); for detection of circulating anodic antigen (CAA); in blood and/or urine; to support national control and/or elimination programs in countries where schistosomiasis is regularly…

Prostate-cancer

Low-Dose Aspirin May Not Reduce Prostate-Cancer

Low-dose aspirin does not appear to reduce overall post-diagnosis prostate-cancer mortality; but it might reduce mortality several years from cancer diagnosis, according to results from the Danish Cancer Registry. “Based on the existing evidence, low-dose aspirin cannot recommended for prostate cancer patients beyond the approved indication for cardiovascular-disease protection. Cardiovascular-disease prevention trials have shown reduced…

Airway

Chip Technology Reveals Difficult For Asthma Patients To Find Relief

The bronchial airways, a network of tubes that delivers air to the lungs; are enwrapped by strings of muscle the airway smooth muscle. Nobody knows what physiological function these muscles serve, but the general consensus is that they are vestigial leftovers from the evolutionary past. That’s why airway smooth muscle is sometimes referred to as…

Radio daignosis

A Peek Into Lymph Nodes

The vast majority of cancer deaths occur due to the spread of cancer from one organ to another, which can happen either through the blood or the lymphatic system. However, it can be tricky to detect this early enough. Researchers at Tohoku University have developed a new method that would allow doctors to detect cancers…

Engaged with music

Music Captivates Listeners And Synchronizes Their Brainwaves

One of the most basic and universal responses a person can have to music is engagement. When listeners are engaged with music, they follow the sounds closely, connecting in an effective; invested way to what they hear. Despite the importance of this engagement; it was difficult to study given the limits of self-report and physiological…

kidney disease

Kidney Disease Epidemic Linked To Occupational Heat Exposure

Kidney disease, or renal disease, also known as nephropathy, is damage to or disease of a kidney. Nephritis is an inflammatory kidney disease and has several types according to the location of the inflammation. Inflammation can diagnosed by blood tests. Nephrosis is non-inflammatory kidney disease. Nephritis and nephrosis can give rise to the nephrotic syndrome and nephrotic…

Electronic devices

Epidemic Of Myopia Among Young People

Ask anyone about the benefits of technology and it probably wont take them long to rhyme off a list of examples; it helps broaden your knowledge; connect with friends, both new and old, and allows you to see things you have never seen before. But what about the drawbacks? Here’s a major one: increased screen…

bacteria

Slowing Down Antibiotic Resistance: Bacteria 'Trap' Help

Scientists have developed a new and faster test for identifying how single bacteria react to antibiotics, which could help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. Knowing how drugs impact single bacteria can help clinicians target the right antibiotics more quickly, reducing the need for prolonged treatment that in the long-term contributes to antibiotic resistance. Effective…

Personal Health

Investigating Data Accessibility Of Personal Health Apps

As technologies that capture, store, and analyse personal health data have proliferated in everyday life researcher see a growing interest from various stakeholders in accessing and leveraging the data. Personal health technology data could be valuable for many stakeholders, including self-trackers who want to learn insights about themselves. Researchers who want to incorporate personal health data…

Virus

Hepatitis B Vaccination: Lowers Disease Incidence Rate

Introducing hepatitis B vaccine in preadolescents meant a decline in the disease incidence rate by 52 percent, according to a study in which the University of Barcelona (UB) took part. The study analysed the efficiency and impact of the vaccination program in Catalonia (Spain) 21 years ago. The results show that after introducing the program,…