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Cardiac

Absorbable Antibiotic Envelope Can Cut Cardiac Device Infections

A Cleveland Clinic-led research team has found that using an absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope when implanting cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators can cut the rate of major infections by 40%. The research present today at the American College of Cardiology’s; 68th Annual Scientific Session and simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It…

Radio daignosis

Stargazing Technology Used to Spot Cancer

Cancers are often missed on traditional 2-D X-rays so are sometimes only discovered later when the disease is more advanced and difficult to treat. Now experts have been granted £1 million of UK Space Agency funding, following a competition to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday, to develop a pioneering portable 3-D medical X-ray machine; based…

Research in mice

Exercise During Pregnancy: Protects Offspring from Obesity

Accumulating evidences point to the early developmental origins of obesity and its associated metabolic diseases, which are prevalent.  Brown adipose tissue dissipates fatty acids and glucose as heat and; thus, enhancing BAT thermogenic function can effectively prevent obesity and metabolic symptoms. Physical exercise becomes less common in modern societies and moderate exercise during pregnancy is;…

Medical Genetics

Change The Way Gene Editing Is Approached In Future

Gene editing has been a much sought after and controversial technology. Last month, part of the World Health Organization called for an international registry to track all research into editing the human genome. Because Purdue University researchers, including one who was inspired by the cancer death of a close friend, have developed a new technology…

Mission to Mars

There Are No Pharmacies In Space

Research continues on an eventual 140-million-mile mission to Mars; developing the latest transportation as well as habitats necessary for the red planet. Alina Alexeenko, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics, is founding co-director of the Advanced Lyophilization Technology Hub and is researching the process, also called freeze-drying; its possible uses in space and pharmaceuticals.  But…

Health in India

Experts Stress Need for Medical Insurance for Mental Health

Until now, health insurance policies did not cover mental illnesses; but that is set to change; with the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai); asking insurance companies to make provisions to cover mental illness; in a circular. The circular is a step in the right direction; as it increases the scope of health…

Exercise

Therapies Must Become More Intensive

Conventional physical therapy for stroke survivors is not intensive enough, says Robert Riener. Therapy robots could help patients get back on track more quickly. Every seventh person reading this will suffer a stroke one day. In Switzerland, it affects 16,000 people every year, and worldwide more than 6 million. And as our population ages, stroke…

Autism

Autism And Formation Of Inhibitory Synapses

Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors. Because of the range of symptoms, this condition is now autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It covers a large spectrum of symptoms, skills, and levels of impairment. ASD ranges in severity from a…

Exercise

The 7-minute Workout

At the Human Performance Institute, Division of Wellness and Prevention; Inc., in Orlando, FL; our clients are high-performing professionals from a variety of industries. These men and women face incessant demands on their time; along with the pressure to perform at high levels and balance their careers and personal lives. From our work with elite…

Pharmacology

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

While medicines are available to relieve withdrawal symptoms in people recovering from opioid addiction, they cause side effects and can maintain the brain changes that led to addiction in the first place, which can lead to relapse before treatment is completed. New research offers hope that a better solution may be on the horizon. Rapastinel,…

Lab medicine

PET Imaging Biomarker: Predict Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers have discovered a way to better predict progression of Alzheimer’s disease. By imaging microglial activation levels with positron emission tomography (PET); researchers were able to better predict progression of the disease; than with beta-amyloid PET imaging; according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. According to the Alzheimer’s Association; an estimated…

Cervical Cancer

Older Women Have The Highest Risk Of Dying From Cervical Cancer

Denmark has one of highest incidences of cervical cancer in the Western world. But once a person has turn 65, they are no longer automatically screen even though older women are, in fact, the cohort with the highest mortality. This is show by new research from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. Cervical cancer has…