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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Is Not just About The Baby

Women are increasingly opening up about their breastfeeding struggles. However, as individual as each story is; many have a core theme it was not working and no one could tell them why. Given the breadth and depth of medical knowledge, why do women still not have answers if they can not breastfeed? Why do GPs…

Prostate cancer

Androgen Deprivation Underused For Prostate Cancer

Long-duration androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is widely underused in men, especially African Americans; who are undergoing definitive external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for high-grade prostate cancer; a new U.S. study has found. Nearly a quarter of patients in the population-based retrospective trial received no long-term ADT; fewer than one in seven received the recommended 24 to…

nuclear medicine

New 'Tracers' Improve Diagnosis Of Cancer

Researchers have identified two new nuclear medicine tracers that make it easier to diagnose and potentially treat cancer. A proof-of-concept investigation; published in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine; reports that 68Ga-FAPI positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) provides high-contrast images with quality equal to or better than that of the standard 18F-FDG imaging.…

Scanner

New Planmeca ProScanner 2.0 Offers Intraoral Imaging

Packed in a streamlined and elegant design, the compact Planmeca ProScanner fits any room. It allows you to take top-quality images in a matter of seconds. A preview image; displayed on the scanner’s LCD touch screen for instant verification of the result, while the embedded eraser prepares the plates for further use. The 100 most…

Artificial ovaries

A New Method For Developing Artificial Ovaries

Developing artificial ovaries for patients suffering from cancer. Together, they have researching innovative techniques for restoring the fertility of cancer patients and their innovative results in Scientific Reports; the open access magazine published by Springer Nature. An artificial ovary would help women fall pregnant; despite suffering from cancer and the strong medication used during chemotherapy that…

AIDS

Viral Suppression Among People New To HIV Care

Eighty-six percent of individuals who entered HIV care soon after diagnosis maintained viral suppression after 48 weeks during a clinical trial conducted at four National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) across the United States. Participants in the clinical trial, called iENGAGE, achieved viral suppression in an average of just 63 days.…

leukemic stem cells

Novel Biosensor: Isolate And Target Leukemic Stem Cells

All stem cells can multiply, proliferate and differentiate. Because of these qualities, leukemic stem cells are the most malignant of all leukemic cells. Understanding how leukemic stem cells are regulated has become an important area of cancer research. So, a team of Tel Aviv University researchers have now devised a novel biosensor that can isolate…

Metabolism

SGLT-2 Inhibitors Triggers Metabolic Benefits

SGLT-2 inhibitors are a relatively new class of diabetes drugs that have shown many benefits for people with type 2 diabetes who have not responded well to previous interventions, including diet changes and metformin. Patients who take this medication see benefits that include weight loss, reduction in fatty liver disease, and a decreased risk for cardiovascular…

Updated Statement On Blood Pressure Measurement In Humans

The accurate measurement of blood pressure is essential for the diagnosis and management of hypertension, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, according to an updated American Heart Association scientific statement on blood pressure measurement in humans, published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. The statement, which updates a previous statement on…

Dehydration Tests

Care Home Dehydration Tests Don't Work

Standard tests used to identify dehydration are not working for older people living in care homes; according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Carers often use simple tests to see if an older person is dehydrated. These include looking at their eyes, skin, or asking if someone feels thirsty, tired or has…

Children With Asthma

Academic Performance Of Urban Children With Asthma

Living in an urban area can negatively affect asthma outcomes particularly for children. A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; shows that urban children with poorly controlled asthma; particularly those who are ethnic minorities, also suffer academically. “They found associations between poor asthma status, poorer asthma control, lower lung function, more asthma…

Butterfly Disease

Potential Treatment For Cancer In Butterfly Disease

Children with the severe skin disease, recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), also known as butterfly disease, often develop an aggressive and fatal skin cancer by early adulthood. Now an international team of scientists have identified a potential drug treatment for the lethal complication. The discovery paves the way for a clinical trial set to begin…