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Skin Vibration

Study: The Mechanism Of Tactile Sensation

The mechanism of tactile sensation has not yet been solved, though it is a fundamental sense for humans. NITech scientists investigated its mechanism and found the important cues in touch could be different for each person. When evaluating roughness, different individuals weigh skin vibration information, spatial information, and other mechanical properties differently. The goal is…

Health in Bnagladesh

Health Issues of RMG Workers Need Attention

Garment workers have received a fair share of attention; over the last few years due to their poor working conditions; low wages and benefits; and inadequate facilities at their factories of employment. After the loss of so many lives in several high-profile disasters; garment factories in Bangladesh have finally taken extensive, substantial measures in the…

body building supplements

Liver Injury in Men: Taking Body Building Supplements

Androgenic anabolic steroids, modified androgens or prohormones; that promote muscle growth and used to enhance athletic performance or improve physique. Several anabolic steroids have the approval; as therapy of hypogonadism, cachexia, anaemia and other disorders. However, these products can also cause diverse liver abnormalities; including severe and prolonged cholestatic liver injury, peliosis hepatis, hepatic adenoma;…

Inhaler For COPD

Fixed-Dose Combination Inhaler For COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of obstructive lung disease by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. The main symptoms include shortness of breath and cough with sputum production. COPD is a progressive disease, meaning it typically worsens over time. Eventually, everyday activities, such as walking or getting dressed, become difficult. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema…

Maternal travel

Long-Commutes During Pregnancy Linked To Higher Risk

Increasing maternal travel distance by ten miles? over the 50-mile long-distance threshold? with an increase in the probability of fetal growth, known as intrauterine growth restriction. For every ten miles or travel distance added to a long commute; the probability of having intrauterine growth restriction by 0.6 % points or 43 %; compared to the…

Children with cystic fibrosis

Discovery Shows: Triggers Cystic Fibrosis Lung Damage

The build-up of abnormally thick mucus and the inflammation appear to the initiating cause of damage to the lungs of children with cystic fibrosis (CF), rather than bacterial infections; according to a UNC School of Medicine study published in Science Translational Medicine. The research suggests that doctors might able to delay the onset of lung…

Cancer treatment

CT Scans Might Prevent Heart Problems After Cancer Treatment

An imaging procedure commonly performed before starting cancer treatment; can provide valuable clues about a patient’s risk for heart problems in the months and years after treatment. However, this information is not always report and is rarely act upon in current practice; according to research being present at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual…

Preterm delivery

Preterm Steroid Therapy Found To Be Cost-Effective

In women at high risk for late preterm delivery, antenatal treatment with betamethasone is a cost-effective strategy; according to a study published. Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D., the cost-effectiveness of treatment with antenatal corticosteroids to no treatment for women at risk for late preterm delivery. Participants included 1,426 mother-infant pairs in the betamethasone group and 1,395 mother-infant pairs…

AIDS

HIV Infection Increases The Risk of Death

In a new study to investigate the relationship among depressive disorders or symptoms, HIV status and mortality, researchers report that symptoms of depression are moderately associated with death among Veterans with HIV but not among those without HIV infection. So, depression is the most frequently; reported mental health condition in people living with HIV in…

Low Testosterone

Jatenzo Approved For Men With Low Testosterone

Jatenzo (testosterone undecanoate) has approve by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat men with low testosterone, medically called hypogonadism. The approval covers men with low levels of the male hormone due to specific medical conditions, including genetic disorders such as Klinefelter syndrome or tumors that have damage the pituitary gland, the agency said…

A soft spot for stem cells

Stem Cells Helps Cornea Healing

New research led by scientists at Newcastle University; UK reveals a potential revolutionary way to treat eye injuries and prevent blindness; by softening the tissue hosting the stem cells; which then helps repair wounds; inside the body. The team discovered that the simple application of a tissue-softening enzyme; collagenase, prevents the loss of corneal stem…

Family medicine

Medicare Costs Tend to be Lower in Counties with More Forests

A new study finds that Medicare costs tend to be lower in counties with more forests and shrublands than in counties dominated by other types of land cover. The relationship persists even when accounting for economic; geographic or other factors that might independently influence health care costs, researchers report. The analysis included county-level health and…