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Health Impacts From Oil and Natural Gas Extraction

An examination of peer-reviewed studies published over six years on hazardous air pollutants associated with the extraction of oil and natural gas finds that measurements of hazardous air pollutant concentrations near operational sites have generally failed to capture levels above standard health benchmarks; yet, the majority of studies continue to find poor health outcomes increasing…

Computer Aided Model

New Computer Aided Model May Help Predict Sepsis

Can a computer-aided model predict life-threatening sepsis? A model developed in the UK that uses routinely collect data to identify early symptoms of sepsis, publish in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), shows promise. Sepsis is a major cause of death in hospitals, and early detection is key to preventing deaths. Every hour of delay is link…

Vulvovaginal Atrophy

Early Treatment Of Vulvovaginal Atrophy

Treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in postmenopausal women should start as early as possible and continue as long as required, researchers say. It is important that they encourage women to report their VVA symptoms early to their healthcare professionals. This must not regarded by the healthcare profession, society and the media as a taboo subject.…

Health in India

Healthcare System Hanging on Hospital Insurance

Notwithstanding the divergent approaches of the BJP and the Congress to health system development; there is room for ensuring that the elected government adopts a balanced approach; based on evidence and sets pathways that will help build; in the long term, a sustainable, equitable and affordable health system. In the absence of a commensurate increase…

Mutation

Mutation: The Way of Healthy Blood Cell Maturation

In the veins, stem cells constantly mature and develop into; 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 stem cells in the blood; can obstruct this maturation process. In a new study, the…

Pregnant lupus

Pregnant Women With Lupus Identifies

A study of pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus has identified; early changes in the RNA molecules present in the blood that could use to determine the likelihood of them developing preeclampsia. The study, which will publish April 8 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine; may also help researchers develop treatments to prevent other pregnancy complications…

Nuclear Fallout

Old Nuclear Fallout Study Provides Pancreatic Promise

A Rice University chemist’s research conduct years ago to protect people from radiation poisoning due to nuclear fallout may now offer a glimmer of hope to patients with pancreatic cancer. Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Rice University have published a study on the novel use of amifostine; so an…

Acetaminophen

Common Pain Reliever May Increase Stroke Risk

Acetaminophen is one of the most widely used pain relievers. Almost 60 years of widespread use have acetaminophen a household product. It’s distributed over the counter (OTC) in most countries and judged safe by the scientific community. However, acetaminophen is also one of the most common medications involved in overdoses and is the most common…

Hypothermia

Thai Cave Rescue: Details for Preventing Hypothermia, Panic

The harrowing details of the rescue operation that save 12 adolescent Thai soccer players and their coach from Thailand’s monsoon flooded Tham Luang cave were report shortly after the effort ended, but the specifics of their medical care before, during, and after the rescue have been hazy. Now, a research letter publish online today in…

Dietary Fiber

Research Uncovers Link Between Dietary Fiber And Lung Disease

Dietary fibre may be a new tool in the prevention of progressive lung disease, thanks to the production of anti-inflammatory short chain fatty acids (SCFA), according to a new study by Australia’s Priority Research Centre for Healthy Lungs at University of Newcastle, and the Centre for Inflammation, a partnership between The University of Technology Sydney…

Radio therapy

Breast Tomosynthesis for Screening Mammography in Older Women

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performs better than two-dimensional digital mammography (DM) as screening mammography in women aged 65 years and older; researchers report. “Tomosynthesis leads to the detection of more invasive (rather than in situ) cancers and fewer node-positive cancers; compared to conventional digital 2D mammography, suggesting that with tomosynthesis we are finding clinically important…

Research in mice

Eating Garlic Reduce Aging-related Memory Problems

Consuming garlic helps counteract age-related changes in gut bacteria associated with memory problems; according to a new study conducted with mice. The benefit comes from allyl sulfide; a compound in garlic known for its health benefits. “Our findings suggest that dietary administration of garlic containing allyl sulfide could help maintain; healthy gut microorganisms and improve…