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Blooming spring flowers

Pollen Season: Provide Much Needed Relief From The Allergist Symptoms

Blooming spring flowers signal the beginning of spring; but for millions of people, they also signal the onset of the misery; allergy and asthma season. Itchy, watery eyes; sneezing, runny nose; cough and wheezing are by an overreaction of the body to pollen. Every spring; trees and grasses release billions of buoyant pollen granules into…

Haematology

New Cell Population that Help in Regenerative Processes

When organs or tissues are damaged, new blood vessels must form as they play a vital role in bringing nutrients and eliminating waste. This is the only way for organs and tissues to resume their normal function. At present, the injection of growth factors or genetic material into the tissue site of interest can trigger…

Research in mice

New Way to Tackle Mitochondrial Disease

Mitochondria are highly dynamic double-membrane organelles present in almost all eukaryotic cells. According to recent data, at least 1158 different proteins are; localized in mammalian mitochondria; to ensure a variety of metabolic functions of the organelle. The primary mitochondrial role is to satisfy most of the cellular energy demand; by producing adenosine 5′-triphosphate (ATP) through…

Gastroenterology

Medical Costs for GERD and Other Health Problems

Treatment with Ethicon’s LINX Reflux Management System reduced medical costs more than laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF), a more invasive anti-reflux surgery; and more than offsets the slightly higher cost of the procedure, according to a new study presented here today at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES…

Virus

Hepatitis C-infected Hearts and Lungs Safely Transplanted

Infectious diseases experts and transplant physicians and surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; have blocked the transmission of hepatitis C; from infected organ donors to recipients in need of hearts or lungs. The DONATE HCV Trial Team reports that hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs; can be safely transplanted; detecting no signs of the disease and good…

AIDS

Early Brain Atrophy From HIV Infection: Novel Brain Map Tracks

A new map of brain tissue in people with HIV shows atrophy in several areas including a primary neurocognitive control center; where shrinkage and loss of function can see in scans before clinical symptoms appear. The map and other findings from researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center; are published in the journal Human Brain Mapping.…

Pathology

The Threat: Posed by Antifungal Drug Resistance

Invasive aspergillosis is a devastating disease caused by breathing in small airborne spores of the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus and it is a condition where drug resistance has been encountered.‌In a healthy person these spores are destroyed by the body’s immune system but in those with a weakened immune system – such as following organ transplantation…

Health in India

Why Is Mental Health Deeply Feminist?

Mental health in the public eye is usually; centred around statistics of persons; needing help and lack of experts all cloaked in inaccessible language. Looking at mental health as just symptom – disease – treatment rather than the broader context and environment of individuals is problematic. First, it doesn’t take into account pervasive stigma and…

transfusion medicine

Misconception on White Blood Cell Trafficking to Spleen

Spleen is our largest lymphoid organ. Its function is to eliminate outdated red blood cells and to produce antibodies against pathogens. Outdated red blood cells are eliminate in the spleen’s red pulp and antibodies are produce in the white pulp. The significance of the spleen for the production of antibodies is central; as removing the…

Geriatrics

Ageism Linked to Poorer Health in Older People

Ageism may be linked with poorer health in older people in England, according to an observational study of over 7,500 people aged over 50 published in The Lancet Public Health journal. Despite the known prevalence of age discrimination and existing evidence that other forms of discrimination, like racism; are linked to poorer health, this is the…

Department Of Justice

Fresenius Medical Care AG Settles With US Department Of Justice

Fresenius doled out millions of dollars in bribes across the globe to gain a competitive advantage in the medical services industry, profiting to the tune of over $140 million, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski, of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, of the District of Massachusetts, said in a prepared statement. Today’s resolution, under which…