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Brain zaps

Zapping The Brains Of People Over The Age Of 60

Sensory and movement disturbances have also reported, including imbalance, tremors, vertigo, dizziness; electric-shock-like experiences in the brain, often described by people who have them as “brain zaps“. A new study has shown that zapping the brains of people over the age of 60 can help improve their memory; cognitive functions to function as if they…

Insurance patients

Study Links Insurance Coverage To Access To Hospital Care

Compared to privately insurance patients, individuals who lack insurance or use Medicaid are more likely transfer to another hospital; so after receiving initial treatment in the emergency department (ED). The uninsured are also at greater risk of being discharge from an ED and not admit to the hospital. These findings reveal disparities in access to…

Space laboratory

Space: Mobile Laboratory Ready For Medical Emergencies

A laboratory that enables first responders to combat biological hazards and infectious diseases; rapidly and safely has demonstrated its strengths during a simulated biological; incident conducted in Belgium. The Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies (B-LiFE) is to provide rapid identification of pathogens; to do so safely. B-LiFE teams successfully used the system to identify…

recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis and Treatment of Maternal Sepsis

Maternal sepsis is a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality and is a preventable cause of maternal death. The purpose of this guideline is to summarize what is; known about sepsis; and to provide guidance for the management of sepsis in pregnancy and the postpartum period. The following are SMFM recommendations: we recommend that…

Medical genetics

Gene Editing for Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

A group of researchers from the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (Biomedical Research Networking Centre on Rare Diseases), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas and the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Fundación Jiménez Díaz have led a study which demonstrates the viability of a gene…

Immune haematology

Immune Cells Key to Predicting Cancer Outcomes

Scientists have identified key changes in immune cells within cancerous tumours that could help improve the development of treatments. The study also found a set of genes that are expressed at high levels in breast cancer tumours and linked to more aggressive cancer types. Researchers say the discoveries offer clues to diagnosis and predicting patient survival and…

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Advances In Deep Brain Stimulation For Parkinson’s

Advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson disease could lead to treatments for conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and depression. The authors of the paper, from the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), argue that bi-directional electrodes which can both stimulate and record from deep brain structures – known as…

Brain Function

Novel 5-Minute Workout Improves Blood Pressure, May Boost Brain Function

Could working out five minutes a day, without lifting a single weight or jogging a single step, improve brain function, reduce your heart attack risk, help you think more clearly and boost your sports performance? Preliminary results from a clinical trial of Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST), presented this week at the Experimental Biology conference…

3-D imaging

High-resolution Scanning: Secure Guilty Verdict Against Child's Mother

Researchers from WMG at The University of Warwick, have used a high resolution X-ray (micro-CT) scanner, a novel 3-D imaging technology more commonly employed in industry and materials research, to scan 9 week old Teri-Rae’s rib cage. The scans images with one thousand times of the detail of a hospital scanner, meaning they were able…

Unexpected connection

Insulin Receptor and Gene Expression: Insulin-related Disease Research

The discovery of insulin in the 1920s; marked the breakthrough in the almost 3,500-year-long mystery of diabetes; a disease first described in ancient Egyptian papyruses. Until its discovery, physicians struggled to explain; how symptoms such as sugary urine, constant thirst and frequent urination; could lead to ailments ranging from blindness; and nerve damage to coma…

AIDS

Text-based Counseling May Decrease HIV Risk

A mobile app created by a Rutgers researcher could be; used to improve the lives of LGBTQ people; who lack access to HIV prevention and education. Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger, a Rutgers School of Nursing assistant professor; recently introduced the first mobile program aimed at improving; the sexual, behavioral and mental health of gay and bisexual men;…