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Public health

Ayushman Bharat, Evaluate Cost Of Health Services First

The centre has decided to evaluate the cost of health services in India to help it undertake strategic planning for its ambitious health insurance programme, Ayushman Bharat, which requires a huge amount of funds. The move is aimed at improving overall financing of healthcare services in India. The department of health research (DHR), under the…

Research in mice

Neutralizing Antibodies: Small Molecule Mimics Broadly

Many of us rely on seasonal vaccines for protection against influenza and are only too aware of their limited breadth. Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs); that target the conserved hemagglutinin (HA) stem of the influenza virus; provide hope for the development of universal vaccines; and are being evaluated in clinical trials. Van Dongen et al. selected…

Heart Disease

Northwestern Medicine And Eko Join Hands To Improve Heart Disease

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is pioneering the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for cardiac screening in a new study of Eko’s cardiac monitoring platform. The study aims to demonstrate that Eko’s digital stethoscopes and AI algorithms can interpret heart sounds accurately; to help screen for pathologic heart murmurs and valvular heart disease. “If proven…

T Cell Expansion

Regulation Of T Cell Expansion By Antigen

T cells are like the special ops forces of the immune system; detecting and killing infected cells. When a new threat is the cells ramp up from just a few sentry cells to a full platoon. But how does the immune system make just the right amount of T cells, when the starting populations of…

Cardiac Arrest

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Third Leading Cause of Death

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was the third leading cause of “health loss due to disease” in the United States behind ischemic heart disease and low back/neck pain in 2016, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. This groundbreaking study is the first to estimate disability-adjusted life years (DALY) –…

Heart Attack

Heart Attack Symptoms Must Be Kept In Mind While Travelling

A new study presented at the Acute Cardiovascular Care 2019 a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress at Malaga, Spain, warns that people should not neglect the symptoms of heart attack while travelling and the outcome of such incidences could be good with timely and early management. The study warns that one should have emergency…

Depression

Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. With a weak alternating electrical current…

Osteoarthritis

A New Treatment For Chronic Pain From Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of joint disease that results from the breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. Initially, symptoms may occur only following exercise, but over time they may become constant. Other symptoms may include joint swelling, decreased range of motion, and, when the back is affected, weakness or…

Sepsis-causing bacteria

Drug Shows Potential To Stop Progression Of Sepsis

Research into a new breakthrough therapy in the fight against sepsis; has shown that the drug has the potential to stop all sepsis-causing bacteria from triggering organ damage in the early stages of the condition. The pre-clinical trial of InnovoSep carried out by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland); has demonstrated that…

Investigators

Longitudinal Cohort Studies Good Alternative For Investigators

Family physicians (FPs) provide primary medical care for patients in the community. The access of patients to this care for any health problem and the professional working relationship with patients over time (continuity of care); form the basis of FPs’ preventive and therapeutic interventions. To provide care with an eye to patients’ futures, clinicians must…

Flu

New Strategy To Treat Influenza A

A team of researchers from Scripps Research and Janssen Research & Development LLC has discovered an orally active small molecule that neutralizes influenza A group 1 viruses, the most common flu strains. Scientists uncovered the potential therapy in a large chemical library and optimized lead compounds to produce JNJ-4796. Now they have proven its effectiveness…

Parkinson's

VibeForward Device For Parkinson's Patients

A Mid-Atlantic research team with roots at the University of Delaware has received a $440,000 grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) to test a device; called VibeForward, that uses vibration therapy to reduce symptoms of freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Non-invasive, lightweight and portable, and equipped with…