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Eye donation

Eye Donation: Fight For Sight Raises Awareness Of Eye

Eye research charity Fight for Sight is raising awareness of the importance of eye donation; the current shortfall in corneas for transplant after research found that eyes are the organ Brits would the least likely to donate after their death when asked to choose from a list. In a YouGov poll; a staggering 44% of…

Nuclear medicine

NHS Patients Have Cancer Scans Cancelled After Supplier Problems

Concerns have been raised that problems related to the supply of a substance used to screen for cancerous cells is causing delays for NHS patients in England, with many exposed to repeated cancellation of scans at short notice. Choline is a radiotracer injected into patients an hour before PET-CT scans, predominately when patients are feared to…

a dangerous drug resistant fungi on the rise

Candida auris – A Dangerous Drug Resistant Fungi on The Rise

Candida auris – a fungus, is one of the newest organisms to plague humans with its resistant nature. It is as present resistant to the available antifungal agents and is emerging as a threat around the world. The fungus is capable of entering into the blood stream and can cause life threatening infections. It was first…

Cabozantinib

Initial Dose Of Cabozantinib: Feasible In Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a kidney cancer that originates in the lining of the proximal convoluted tubule; a part of the very small tubes in the kidney that transport primary urine. RCC is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults; responsible for approximately 90–95% of cases. Initial treatment is most commonly either partial or complete removal of…

Replacements Recover At Home

Adults With Joint Replacements Recover At Home

Older adults and their families often wonder. Where is the best place to recover after a hip or knee replacement at home or in a rehabilitation facility? Increasingly, the answer appears to home if the procedure is elective; friends and family are available to help and someone does not have serious conditions that could lead…

Pharmacology

Anti-Inflammatory Medicine Effective In Treating People

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls depression one of the most serious mental disorders, and researchers around the world are trying to improve treatment of the disease. Now in the largest meta-analysis ever carried out, researchers from iPSYCH have shown that medicine which inhibits inflammation such as e.g. arthritis medicine can also be effective in…

Tropical

Synthetic Antibody Rapidly: Protects Mice and Monkeys from Zika

A DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody prevents Zika infection in mice and non-human primates, researchers report in the journal Molecular Therapy. Injections of synthetic DNA encoding the potent anti-Zika monoclonal antibody ZK190; resulted in high production of ZK190 for weeks to months; effectively controlling infection in all animals. The new platform for monoclonal-antibody gene delivery and expression;…

Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia Treatment: Mothers Also Benefits

An estimated six to 15 million people in the U.S. are children born of a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia. New research performed in rats reveals that treating preeclampsia with sildenafil citrate (Viagra); may help protect the cardiovascular health of the offspring. Preeclampsia occurs when women with otherwise normal blood pressure experience elevated blood pressure during pregnancy.…

Sleepiness

Sleepiness And Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

A new study appearing in the journal CHEST may change the way we think about sleep disorders. In this study led by Dr. Luciano F. Drager, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and short sleep duration (SSD); compared with excessive daytime sleepiness; anxiety/depressive symptoms; and several cardiometabolic risk factors including obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. Using a large…

Haematology

Opportunities and Solutions for Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia

Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL), an aggressive subtype of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a type of blood cancer, is characterised by an increment in the number of immature blood-forming cells (promyelocytes) present in blood and bone marrow. The accumulation of promyelocytes drives to a deficiency in normal white and red blood cells and platelets in the…

Smoking

Tobacco Companies Use Social Media to Hook A New Generation

Big Tobacco is increasingly using social media to find new ways to hook young people on smoking; circumventing decades of laws restricting the marketing of traditional cigarettes; to minors. In major cities around the world such as Rio de Janeiro; Cairo, Jakarta and Milan, tobacco companies have been holding extravagant; events with names like “K…

Development of asthma

The Risk Of Asthma In The Chinese Han population

Genetic background is one of the important risk factors for the development of asthma. The nucleotide‐binding oligomerization domain 2 (NOD2) has involved in the pathogenesis of asthma. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between NOD2 gene polymorphisms and asthma susceptibility in the Chinese Han population. Asthma is a common chronic pulmonary disease.…