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Intracranial Mapping Of A Cortical Tinnitus System

Tinnitus is the hearing of sound when no external sound is present. While often described as a ringing, it may also sound like a clicking, hiss or roaring. Rarely, unclear voices or music are heard. The sound may be soft or loud, low pitched or high pitched and appear to be coming from one ear or both. Most of the time, it…

Allergy Symptoms

The Best Way To Treat Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Spring welcomes warm weather and sun, but it also is the height of allergy season. Dr. Sanjiv Sur, an allergist at Baylor College of Medicine, explains the importance of managing seasonal allergy symptoms and the best methods to combat them this year. Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever caused by airborne pollen, is a significant issue in the…

First case of person without the protein

The Protein Needed to Transport Vitamin D

Research identifying the first case of a person living without the protein needed to bind and transport vitamin D in the bloodstream has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The paper, led by a University of Calgary geneticist; and co-authored by researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle; U.S., and University of…

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Chili Peppers Heat Could Help Slow The Spread Of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer, also known as lung carcinoma, is a malignant lung tumor by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth can spread beyond the lung by the process of metastasis into nearby tissue or other parts of the body. Most cancers that start in the lung, known as primary lung cancers, are carcinomas. The two main types are small-cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) and non-small-cell…

Radiation therapy

Highlights Need for Equity in Access to Radiation Therapy

The newest study of America’s radiation oncology workforce finds that gender and race gaps have narrowed slightly, although persistent and growing geographic disparities point to a need for more equity in access to radiation therapy care. The survey; which drew responses from more than 1,100 physicians across the country; finds that fewer radiation oncologists are…

Cellphones

Scientists Develop Supercomputer Imulations Of Heart On Cellphones

You can now perform supercomputer simulations of the heart’s electrophysiology in real time on desktop computers and even cellphones. A team of scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology and Georgia Tech developed a new approach that can not only help diagnose heart conditions and test new treatments; but pushes the boundaries of cardiac science by…

Volunteer Doctors

Volunteer Doctors Struggle To Provide Stopgap Care To Immigrants

De la Rosa noticed a bandage covered cotton ball in the crook of Meliza’s elbow, a remnant of having blood drawn. During their time at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility; so Meliza  sent to a hospital, Magdalena explained, cradling the child with her 5 foot frame. They have run tests, but they had…

Nuclear medicine

SRMC Launches Newest 3D PET/CT Scanner

A regional leader in advanced medical imaging, Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) ; is now offering the next-generation 3D PET/CT scanner with the fastest and highest image quality available anywhere in the nation. Therefore The new 3D PET/CT scanner will be used to diagnose cancers; monitor cancer treatment; and detect cancer recurrence. Therefore “Salem Regional…

Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness: Revolutionary Way To Treat Eye Injuries

The UK reveals a potentially 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 cells following an injury and could prevent…

Common food additive

Common Food Additive: Weaken Defenses Against Influenza

Research conducted in mice suggests the food additive tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ); found in many common products from frozen meat to crackers and fried foods; suppresses the immune response; the body mounts when fighting the flu. In addition to increasing the severity of flu symptoms; the study found evidence that tBHQ exposure could reduce the effectiveness of…

Heart Attack

Repeat Heart Attack And Death Linked To Hospitals With Low Care

Heart attack patients treated at hospitals with low care scores are at greater risk for another heart attack and/or death due to cardiovascular causes, Rutgers researchers found. Their study, published in the American Journal of Cardiology;  compared care scores in the New Jersey Hospital Performance Reports with one-month and one year rates of readmission for heart…

Alzheimer's And Dementias

Digital Tools For Alzheimer's And Dementias

As part of its Diagnostics Accelerator research program; the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announced today a new initiative that aims to fast-track the development of digital tools for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The initial funding commitments totaling nearly $35 million from partners including ADDF Co-Founder Leonard Lauder, so Bill Gates, the Dolby family; the…