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Premature death

Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Risk Of Premature Death

Artificial intelligence may significantly improve the accuracy of premature death prediction; compared with standard models, report researchers at the University of Nottingham. The team recently trained two artificial intelligence (AI) models to evaluate a decade’s worth of open-access health data and predict a person’s risk of dying prematurely from chronic disease. The most advanced AI…

Contraceptive Hormones

New Technique For Administering Contraceptive Hormones

Family planning for women might one day be as simple as putting on an earring. A report published recently in the Journal of Controlled Release describes a technique for administering contraceptive hormones through special backings on jewelry such as earrings, wristwatches, rings or necklaces. The contraceptive hormones are in patches apply to portions of the jewelry in…

Gastroenterology

Gastrointestinal Complaints In Children

A Columbia University study has found that adversity early in life is associated with increased gastrointestinal symptoms in children that may have an impact on the brain and behavior as they grow to maturity. The study was published online March 28 in the journal Development and Psychopathology. “One common reason children show up at doctors’ offices…

New strategy for potential treatment

Treatment of HBV Associated Liver Cancer

Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School; Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Lion TCR; have demonstrated that they were able to engineer HBV-specific T cells; a type of immune cells found in the body; to treat Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); a commonly occurring liver cancer. The treatment was also individualized; as T cells that were engineered were specific…

Lung Cancer Patients

Beneficial For Certain Pretreated Lung Cancer Patients

Adding the investigational MET inhibitor savolitinib to the EGFR inhibitor osimertinib (Tagrisso); yielded clinical responses in patients who had EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that had developed resistance to prior EGFR-targeted therapies through MET-gene amplification; according to interim results from two expansion cohorts of the phase Ib clinical trial TATTON. “To date, targeted therapy…

Family medicine

Financial Aid To Cover Childcare Costs For Female Academics

Offering financial aid to cover childcare costs for female academics attending conferences is one of the suggestions offered by QUT researchers who surveyed Australian women on how caring for children has affected their careers. The decreased opportunity to network is a serious barrier to many women when it comes to getting their name out and…

Anesthesiology

Is There a Human Right To Anaesthesia

It is widely agree that pain relief is a basic human right. The non-binding Declaration of Montreal asserted in 2011 that because of “the inherent dignity of all persons the withholding of pain treatment is profoundly wrong, leading to unnecessary suffering that is harmful.” A controversial editorial in the journal Anaesthesia takes this consensus further and contends…

Cognitive functioning

Improves Psychological And Cognitive Function

While many of the poor are burdened with debt; helping them financially is controversial; because their debts are often to result from bad habits. A new study by the Social Service Research Centre (SSR) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) demonstrates that reducing the number of debt accounts lowers the mental burden of the…

Sleep Apnea

CPAP Treatment Can Result In Weight Loss With Sleep Apnea

When trying to lose weight by cutting calories, people who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in addition to obesity can lose more weight if they treat their sleep disorder with an overnight CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machine. This finding of a new study will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019; hence the Endocrine…

Health in Nepal

Hospitals Overwhelmed by Patients and Their Relatives

Madhabi Chaudhary, the matron at Narayani Sub-regional Hospital in Parsa, was preparing to go to bed when she got a call telling her to be present at the hospital at once. The storm that cut a swathe through Parsa and Bara districts in Nepal in the evening had left a trail of destruction–particularly in poor…

Glucocorticoids

Premature Babies Benefit: Glucocorticoid And Antioxidant Therapy

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have suggested that subtle changes to the drugs administered; to mothers threatened with preterm birth, or to premature babies could further improve clinical treatment and help increase their safety. While the current practice of using glucocorticoid therapy shows life-saving benefits for the preterm infant; the researchers say that combining…

Outbreak

Medical Workers Behave Badly During Disease Outbreaks

When a deadly infectious disease takes hold in a population; outbreak responders do their best to save lives and stamp out the contagion. No matter the disease or the location; whether AIDS in the U.S., SARS in China; or cholera in Yemen or Haiti; the public narrative of an outbreak often unfolds in a familiar…