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High-quality optics in Alpha³ system

Light Sheet Microscopy and High-quality Optics in Alpha³ System

Olympus Corporation announced the addition of the Alpha³ light sheet microscope; to its Life Sciences line of high-quality and high-performance optics products. This announcement is the result of a new partnership; with PhaseView, an advanced 3D microscopy; and scientific imaging company based out of Paris, France. Combining Olympus’ BX43 upright frame and optics; with PhaseView’s…

Family medicine

The 1-Parent Family and Kids' Health Risks

It’s been known for some time that when one parent is absent because of death, divorce or separation, kids are at higher risk for drinking alcohol and smoking than their counterparts in a two-parent household. A study done in the United Kingdom found that these risks rise even before the teen years, typically viewed as…

Dermatologists

Dermatologists And Pharmacists Have Differing Views Of Topical Steroids

When it comes to prescriptions for corticosteroid creams, your dermatologist and your pharmacist may not always be on the same page, a new study suggests. Researchers found it wasn’t uncommon for pharmacists’ recommendations to contradict doctors’ instructions; so according to a report in JAMA Dermatology, online March 27. “Patients may be receiving conflicting counseling on…

Heart Disease

More Children Could Mean Higher Risk Of Heart Disease

Parents who have five or more children may face a higher risk of heart disease than those who have only one or two keiki, according to new findings by public health researchers in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.A heart defects is a problem in the heart’s…

knee pain

Evaluation Can Determine Cause, Guide Treatment For Knee

It’s possible that your knee pain could traced back to your fall. You may have injured your knees without realizing it when you fell, or the trauma of the fall could have caused your arthritis to flare. Either way, you should make an appointment to have your condition evaluated. That evaluation will guide treatment going…

Hospital Stay

Delirium Care Reduces Length Of Hospital Stay Cost

Care designed to prevent and treat delirium was link to reductions in length of hospital stay cost, and 30-day readmission rates, according to results from a 1-year study. Delirium affects more than 7 million hospitalize adults every year in the United States, said Catherine Lau, MD, from the University of California, San Francisco. And healthcare…

Nuclear medicine

The Potential Benefits Of Total Body PET/CT Imaging

Case studies from the first total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanner reveal multiple benefits of the novel imaging technology, providing a solid groundwork upon which to build its clinical utility. Published in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the case studies showed enhanced image quality; reduced scan time, a longer time window…

Social

E-cigarette Growth: Linked to 'Renormalization' of Teen Smoking

There is little evidence that the rapid growth of largely unregulated e-cigarettes between 2011 and 2015 was associated with the ‘renormalisation’ of smoking among teens, reveals research published online in the journal Tobacco Control. Favourable perceptions of regular smoking among this age group; also fell at a faster rate after the proliferation of e-cigarettes; which wouldn’t…

Trauma

Children Develop PTSD When They Overthink Their Trauma

Children are more likely to suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if they think their reaction to traumatic events is not ‘normal’ according to new research from the University of East Anglia. While most children recover well after a traumatic event; so some go on to develop PTSD that may stay with them for months, years, or…

Spinal cord injury

Develop Tiny Glutamate Sensors For Spinal Cord Injuries

Your chances of getting a nasty migraine increase following a spinal cord injury; thanks to a chemical messenger in the brain that spikes to toxic levels, past studies have suggested. For treatment to get any better, researchers need to catch that split-second spike in action and closely follow its path of destruction. Purdue University engineers…

General medicine

Colourful Fruits And Vegetables And See The Light

Researchers from China and the University of South Australia have published the first study of its kind to verify the link between foods high in antioxidants and a lower risk of age-related cataracts (ARC). UniSA Senior Research Fellow Dr Ming Li and colleagues from Xi’an Jiaotong University analysed 20 studies from around the world looking…

Endocrinology

New Clinical Tool to Help Medical Practitioners Resolve Lactation Challenges

The Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF) and The University of Western Australia (UWA) have just released a new clinical tool to help medical practitioners resolve lactation challenges and support breastfeeding mothers: LactaMap  Featuring content developed by UWA, the online resource offers a wealth of evidence-based information to advance understanding of human lactation, ensure consistent care for…