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Virulence of H. pylori bacterium

Cancer Prevention Drug: Reduces Virulence of H. pylori Bacterium

A medicine currently being tested as a chemoprevention agent; for multiple types of cancer has more than one trick in its bag; when it comes to preventing stomach cancer; Vanderbilt researchers have discovered. The investigators found that in addition; to its known ability to block the production of cell growth compounds; the drug DFMO (difluoromethylornithine)…

Neurological disorders

Developing Effective Drugs For Brain Disorders

A mathematical model is a description of a system using mathematical concepts and language. The process of developing a mathematical model is termed mathematical modeling. Mathematical models are used in the natural sciences (such as physics, biology, earth science, chemistry); engineering disciplines (such as computer science, electrical engineering); as well as in the social sciences (such as economics, psychology, sociology, political science).…

Haematology

Roadmap For Diagnosis And Treatment Of High-Risk Leukemia

Acute erythroid leukemia (AEL) is a high-risk cancer with a dismal prognosis, uncertain genetic basis and controversy surrounding the diagnosis. That is changing, thanks to research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that appears today in the journal Nature Genetics. The researchers completed the largest, most comprehensive genomic analysis yet of AEL and identified six…

Glaucoma

Glaucoma: Vision Is Silent Killer

Like high blood pressure, glaucoma is a devious disease. It develops without causing symptoms obvious to the average person yet its consequences are devastating: it can. It affects 6% of Caucasians over 70 years of age, with a significant increase every decade. Older African Americans are most affected, with a prevalence of 17 % while…

Dental Enamel

Dental Enamel Can Not Regenerate

Dental enamel is tricky stuff. Even though it’s the body’s hardest material; if it wears away from cavities, acidic food or drinks or overbrushing, it does not regenerate. All that could change in the future, though. Ostrow Professor Janet Moradian-Oldak has developed a special hydrogel that can promote the growth of an enamel-like surface on…

Hospital Ventilation System

Ventilation System Proves Effective At Reducing Hospital Infections

Being admitted to the hospital for a specific illness or infection and coming down with another during one’s hospital stay is not common due to the effectiveness of prevention systems, but it is also not an isolated incident. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC); hence 6% of hospital patients get…

Federal Judge

Federal Judge Again Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements

For a second time in nine months, the same federal judge has struck down the Trump administration’s plan; to force some Medicaid recipients to work to maintain benefits. The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Judge James Boasberg blocks Kentucky from implementing the work requirements and Arkansas from continuing is program. More than 18,000 Arkansas enrollees have lost Medicaid coverage…

Emergency Department

Decreased Nursing Staffing Affects Emergency Department

The effect of nurse staffing on emergency department (ED) efficiency remains a significant area of interest to administrators, physicians, and nurses. They believe that decrease nursing staffing adversely affects key ED throughput metrics. Prior studies identified that increase nurse-to-patient ratios correlate with improve patient outcomes and that lower staffing is associated with increase left without…

Heal people with sports injuries

3D-printed Artificial Tissues: Heal People With Sports Injuries

Bioscientists are moving closer to 3D-printed artificial tissues to help heal bone; and cartilage typically damaged in sports-related injuries; to knees, ankles and elbows. So, scientists at Rice University and the University of Maryland reported their first success; at engineering scaffolds that replicate the physical characteristics of osteochondral tissue; basically, hard bone beneath a compressible…

Children With Disability

Managing Therapies In Children With Disability

Pediatric health care providers are frequently responsible for prescribing physical, occupational; speech therapies and monitoring therapeutic progress for children with temporary or permanent disabilities in their practices. This clinical report will provide pediatricians and other pediatric health care providers; with information about how best to manage the therapeutic needs of their patients in the medical…

Skin infection

Major More Flooding Can Bring Skin Infection Dangers

Flooding from hurricanes and other natural disasters increases the risk of skin infections among victims and relief workers, a skin expert warns. In 2017, they experienced almost as many flooding events as they did throughout the previous 10 years,” said Dr. Justin Bandino. He’s an assistant professor of dermatology at San Antonio Military Medical Center, in…