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Lungs

Lungs Are Necessary But Did You know They Also Are Beautiful?

Lungs are remarkable organs that continuously achieve amazing feats; which they do so well that we take them for granted; except when their function is diminished. It all happens in a space inside your chest; divided in two and reduced by the presence of the heart; the great vessels and the esophagus. With Supreme Court…

Stroke

Covert Stroke Common After Noncardiac Surgery

The occurrence of a covert stroke after elective noncardiac surgery is common for older patients and may lead to increased risk for cognitive decline; new research suggests. Results from the prospective NEUROVISION trial; which included more than 1100 patients from nine countries; presented here at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2019. Perioperative acute stroke occurred in…

General mediine

Hearts And Minds Fruit And Veg Boost Well-Being

Consuming more fruit and vegetables can improve your mental well-being, according to a new study, ‘Lettuce be happy.’ Researchers at the universities of Leeds and York analysed data from more than 40,000 people in the UK, and found that changes in fruit and vegetable consumption are correlated with changes in mental well-being. Marital status A key feature of…

Immunohematology

Inhibiting Tuberculosis-Induced Cell Death With Immunotherapy

Tuberculosis treatment still entails the intake several antibiotics over a period of many months and is torturous for many patients. The pathogen’s increasing multi drug resistance additionally complicates this lengthy treatment, and side effects frequently lead to a discontinuation of treatment and high mortality rates. Developing alternative treatment approaches is therefore of critical importance. Secondary…

Healthcare in India

Indian Envoy: Challenges In Health Sector

The Constitution of India makes healthcare in India the responsibility of the state governments, rather than the central federal government. It makes every state responsible for “raising the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health as among its primary duties”. The National Health Policy was endorsed by the Parliament…

Cannabis

US Teens: Medical Marijuana Smoke Less Cannabis

According to a large-scale study of American high school students; legalizing medicinal marijuana has actually led to a drop in cannabis use among teenagers. The study, published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse used the results of an anonymous survey given to more than 800,000 high school students across 45 states to calculate…

Firearm Safety

PACs Fund Political Candidates Who Oppose Firearm Safety Policies

Political action committees (PACs) affiliated with physician organizations contribute more money to political candidates; who oppose evidence-based policies to reduce firearm-related injuries; than to those who support such policies, a new study found. This pattern of giving is inconsistent with advocacy efforts by many individual physicians; and organizations in support of the policies, the researchers…

Wheezing

Finds Link Between Vaping And Wheezing

Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), also known as popcorn lung and constrictive bronchiolitis, is a disease that results in obstruction of the smallest airways of the lungs (bronchioles) due to inflammation. Symptoms include a dry cough; shortness of breath, wheezing and feeling tired. These symptoms generally get worse over weeks to months. It is not related to cryptogenic organizing pneumonia; previously known…

Geriatrics

Targeting Aging Process Itself Can Lead To Better And More Effective

Medical care for older adults has long focused on preventing and treating chronic diseases and the conditions that come with them. But now, geriatrics researchers and clinicians hope a new understanding–one honed at a prestigious conference hosted by the American Geriatrics Society  and the National Institute on Aging , with support from The John A.…

Physical medicine

Morning Walks Could Be Better Than Drugs

Researchers at the University of Western Australia found that 30 minutes of walking on a treadmill in the morning improved participants’ blood pressure readings for the rest of the day. They say that for some individuals, the morning walking could replace the need for medication. Daily routines. According to the charity Blood Pressure UK, about one-third…

AIDS

Potent HIV Antibody: Improvement Of Vaccine Design

The human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) are two species of Lentivirus that causes HIV infection; and over time acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). However, AIDS is a condition in humans; in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections; and cancers to thrive. So, without treatment; average survival time after infection with HIV; is estimated to be…

family medicine

Primary Care Physicians Lack Enough Knowledge Of Cancer Treatment Options

The idea of team-based cancer care most often focuses on involving primary care physicians in the care of cancer survivors. But research has shown patients are discussing initial cancer treatment options with their primary care doctors. And now a new study finds that a significant number of these physicians report notable gaps in their knowledge…