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Technique

New Scan Technique Reveals: Lyme Disease Syndrome

More than 1 in 10 people successfully treated with antibiotics for Lyme disease go on to develop chronic; sometimes debilitating; and poorly understood symptoms of fatigue and brain fog; that may last for years after their initial infection has cleared up. Now, in a small study; Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have used an…

Epidemiology

In Safe Ebola Disease Response: New Online Software Package

In a world where we can travel the globe by jet, diseases that were once thought to plague faraway places can now strike close to home. The U.S. had to learn this the hard way. Ebola virus is very easily contracted from body fluids — a mere ten viral particles will do it — and…

Nasal Sinus Cancer

Muscle Gene Mutations Implicated In Human Nasal/Sinus Cancer

By sequencing the entire genomes of tumor cells from six people with a rare cancer of the nose and sinus cavity; Johns Hopkins researchers report they unexpectedly found; the same genetic change ¾ one in a gene involved in muscle formation ¾ in five of the tumors. “In terms of research linking genetic alterations to…

UTI

UTI Antibiotics Cut Mortality, Sepsis Risk In Older Adults

Patients older than 65 years who have urinary tract infections (UTIs) are at increased risk for sepsis and death within 60 days from; UTI if not treated with immediate antibiotic therapy. Older than 85 are at particularly high risk if antibiotics are not prescribed; researchers Myriam Gharbi, PharmD, MPH, Ph.D., and colleagues report in an…

Radio Therapy

Shedding Light Literally On Resistance To Radiation Therapy

A new Johns Hopkins study offers promise towards someday being able to non-invasively examine changes in cancerous tumors to determine whether they’ll respond to radiation treatment, before treatment even begins. Because The findings, published Feb. 28 in Cancer Research, can potentially help identify subsets of patients that are best suited for radiation treatment; thereby reducing…

Biochemistry

Cancers Resistant To Therapy: Fatty Acids Plays A Role

Researchers now demonstrate that certain tumor cells use an alternative — previously unexplored — pathway to produce fatty acids. This finding can explain the resistance of particular cancer types to fatty acid metabolism inhibition. Fatty acid metabolism is an essential process in tumor growth and proliferation. Despite different attempts to block fatty acid metabolism; as…

Space Race

A Personal View: The Never-Ending Space Race

Always pointing to the sky when a plane would pass overhead; they would teach the difference between the different kinds of engineered birds flying above us; ferrying their passengers from one point in the world to another. While Their is no astronaut; but rather a pediatrician with expertise in infectious diseases, he used to regale…

Health policy in Inida

What Are Co-pay and Deductibles In Insurance Policies?

Thanks to the rising awareness, many individuals have started buying health insurance; personal accident covers and overseas travel insurance, among other products. However, not many understand the fine print, especially when it comes to restrictive conditions. Exclusions and caps; clearly defined and by now, most individuals have a fair idea of most of them. But…

knee cartilage cells

Stem Cell Treatments For Arthritic knees Are Unproven

Twelve patients who tried injections of stem cells hospitalized with infections; according to a report in the New York Times, that should cause patients concern. More important is that they should investigate stem cell treatments; for conditions such as cartilage injuries to their joints; before committing to one of these procedures. It is also a…

Older people

Research Involving Underrepresented Age Groups

The pipeline of research supporting care as we age is about to look a bit more like the country it serves and for good reason. Beginning this year; the National Institutes of Health (NIH); America’s premier institution for medical research, will for the first time in its history require NIH-funded scholars to eliminate arbitrary age…

Radio daignosis

Concept For Image Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies

At the MWC Barcelona, one of the largest mobile events in the world, Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology today unveiled a unique mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft Corp.  for the operating room of the future. Based on the state-of-the-art technologies of Philips’ industry-leading Azurion image guided therapy platform and Microsoft’s…

Research in mouse

Brain Damage In Mouse Models Of Preterm Birth

A research conducted by the INc-UAB shows that; the same perinatal brain injury; caused by hypoxia and ischemia have differentiated effects on each gender; but can be improved through tactile and proprioceptive stimuli. Petting and massaging the mice in the first stages of their life; provided neurological protection in their adult life; especially in male…