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Air Pollution

Air Pollution: Southwestern Ontario And Adverse Birth Outcomes

The study by researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute; evidence of a strong association between exposure to sulfur dioxide during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes. “This is the first study in Southwestern Ontario to investigate the association between air pollution and adverse outcomes; while also considering the other determinants of health; including socioeconomic, medical, psychosocial…

Sleep Training

Sleep Training: Will Not Hurt Your Child

Throughout my medical training, I thought to put an infant to sleep; was as simple as putting them down in a bassinet or a crib. When parents approached me complaining of how difficult it was to get their infant to sleep; I would think to myself, “put them down and that’s that!” After my daughter…

Device

A Glove to Treat Symptoms of Stroke

The most obvious sign someone has survived a stroke is usually some trouble speaking or walking. But another challenge may have an even greater impact on someone’s daily life; Often, stroke survivors lose sensation and muscle control in one arm and hand; making it difficult to dress and feed themselves; or handle everyday objects such…

General surgery

Patients Most At Risk For Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery

In the years following bariatric surgery, a person’s overall eating behaviors and the amount of time spent watching television, playing video games and using a computer for recreation are a better indication of long-term weight loss success than specific weight control practices like counting calories. Psychological evaluation Those findings by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate…

Medical genetics

Genes and Genealogy and Making the Most of Famous Relations

Genealogy on my mother’s side shows relations to the storied court of Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare’s England and the current cast of “Game of Thrones.” “Games of Thrones” star Kit Harington (Jon Snow, King in the North) is a multiple great-grandson of Sir John Harington (1560-1612)  a godson to Queen Elizabeth I and a…

Inflammatory arthritis

Sexual Function: Inflammatory Arthritis May Impact Intimacy

A systematic review and analysis of published studies found consistent links between inflammatory arthritis and impacts on intimacy and sexual function for both men and women. The Arthritis Care & Research analysis included 55 studies. People living with inflammatory arthritis demonstrated a higher prevalence of sexual dysfunction compared with other individuals. For both genders, disease-related factors including…

a cost-effective treatment

A Cost-effective Treatment: Neglected Tropical Disease

Researchers have turned a fungus into a disease-curing factory through modern genetic engineering and patience. The natural antibiotic is a promising cure for a neglected tropical disease called human African trypanosomiasis; or African sleeping sickness; that infects thousands of people in remote, rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa each year. “Our collaboration started about four years…

nerve diseases

Protein Key to Charcot-marie-tooth, Other Nerve Diseases

A new study provides critical insight into a little-known, yet relatively common, inherited neurological condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The findings point to a pathway to possible treatments for this disease; and better understanding of other neurodegenerative disorders; including Alzheimer’s disease, that affect millions. The study focused on two related proteins, MFN2 and MFN1; found on…

Anatomy

Creating Blood Vessels on Demand

Vascularization is a critical step in the restoration of cellular homeostasis. Several strategies including localized growth factor delivery, endothelial progenitor cells; genetically engineered cells, gene therapy; and prevascularized implants; explored to promote revascularization. But, long‐term stabilization of newly induced vessels remains a challenge. It shows that fibroblasts and mesenchymal stem cells can stabilize newly induced…

Brain scan

Alzheimer's diagnosis: Management Improved By Brain Scans

A first-of-its-kind national study has found that a form of brain imaging that detects Alzheimer’s-related “plaques”; significantly influenced clinical management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. The study revealed that providing clinicians with the results of positron emission tomography (PET); scans that identify amyloid plaques in the brain changed medical management including the…

Bladder cancer

Early Menopause Raises Bladder Cancer Risk

Early menopause increases the risk of bladder cancer for smokers this was the finding of an interdisciplinary research group; led by urologist Mohammad Abufaraj from MedUni Vienna’s Department of Urology and Division of Epidemiology and other international university hospitals; using data from 230,000 participants in the longitudinal Nurses’ Health Studies I and II. The incidence…

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology Get Major Uplift

Over 500 more patients a year will now be able to get vital medical examines thanks to a new nuclear imaging machine now up and running in Bangladesh through IAEA support. The machine is an essential tool for advanced nuclear medicine diagnosis of health conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Cardiovascular diseases “Waiting in…