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Nurses

Nurses Proposed State Law Limiting Of Patients Would Save Lives

Describing 12-hour shifts with no break for a meal or even a trip to the bathroom, hospital nurses who say they’re overloaded with patients are pushing for a new state law that would limit the number of people they care for at the same time. Nurses groups say the proposed mandate to set a maximum…

Family medicine

Last Names and Address Improve Linking of Patient Health Records

Standardizing last names and address information can improve the linking of patient health records by as much as 8% more than 2 billion records and enhance data available to clinicians to inform their care decisions. Researchers at Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, IU School of Medicine and…

Transfusion medicine

Use of Breast Milk in Children Who Underwent Bone Marrow Transplant

A new pilot study compared the use of human breast milk to formula in children less than 5 years of age who underwent bone marrow transplant (BMT); measuring the levels of inflammatory and pro-inflammatory biomarkers in the stool and blood to assess inflammatory injury to the intestinal microbiome. Markers of inflammation The results, indicating that…

General medicine

New Cannabis Products for Medicinal Use

A clinical review, published today for the BMJ, provides new interim advice for doctors and clinicians in prescribing cannabis-based products and cannabinoids to treat certain conditions. Since a policy change in November 2018, specialist doctors registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), have been permitted to prescribe new medicines which derive from cannabis. Yet, research into these products…

Tropical

Capturing Mosquito Waste: Speed Up Virus Detection

Public health officials could soon be able to detect viruses in mosquitoes in the wild much more quickly and easily; thanks to the insect equivalent of a urine test. In just the last few years, researchers have discovered; that viruses such as dengue and West Nile can be detected in the excreta; or liquid waste…

General surgery

Gender Imbalance in Surgery Must Focus on the Future

Gender equality tackles the deeply held prejudice that men are somehow better or more apt than women to exercise certain faculties or fulfil certain roles. If crude testosterone was once an advantage to medieval or early battlefield surgeons, the advent of peace, prosperity, anaesthetics, haemostasis, visual enhancement, and micro-surgical techniques, among others, now allows a…

Medical Device

FDA Chief Calls To Release Medical Device Data Tracking Problems

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced in a tweet last week that the agency plans to release hundreds of thousands; if not millions, of previously unpublished injury and malfunction reports tied to about 100 medical device. A recent Kaiser Health News investigation revealed the scope of a hidden reporting pathway for device makers; so with the agency accepting more…

Analysis of proteins

G:BOX Chemi XX6 Imager: Shows Proteins Linked with Breast Cancer

Syngene, a world-leading manufacturer of image analysis solutions; announced its G:BOX Chemi XX6 multi-application imager is being utilized by scientists at a major London university; to speed up analysis of proteins, DNA and cells; associated with breast and a range of other cancer types. Scientists at the university are using a G:BOX Chemi XX6 multi-application…

Surgery For Prostate Cancer

Surgery For Prostate Cancer During The Upcoming Legislative Break

Prostate cancer is the development of cancer in the prostate; a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, some grow relatively quickly. The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other areas of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes. It may initially cause no symptoms. In later stages; it can lead to…

Tobacco

Smoking Pot vs. Tobacco

As more states make it legal to smoke marijuana; some government officials, researchers and others worry; what that might mean for one of the country’s biggest public health successes; curbing cigarette smoking. Though there are notable differences in health research findings; on tobacco and marijuana, the juxtaposition strikes some as jarring; after generations of Americans…

Immunehaematolgy

Patients on Immunotherapies Should Consume More Fiber

On the other hand, patients on a fiber-rich diet showed a five-fold increase in response. The study is present on April 2, 2019, at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2019. The pioneering study was carried out by the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (PICI) and The University of Texas MD Anderson…

Stem cells

Specific Mutation Obstructs Healthy Blood Cell Maturation

In the veins, stem cells constantly mature and develop into different blood cells; that are necessary for the body to work properly. Now researchers from the University of Copenhagen and EMBL in Heidelberg; have discovered exactly how a specific mutation in the stem cells in the blood can obstruct; this maturation process. In a new…