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Imaging Technique Uses a Single Pixel To Fill Terahertz Blind Spot

Images of the world at radio, microwave, infrared, visible, and x-ray frequencies But there is a blind spot in this spectrum. The technology is still in its infancy to detect radiation with a wavelength of between 1 and 0.3 millimeters and a frequency of about a terahertz. The equipment that can detect such radiation is…

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mRNA expression: Survival In Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer (BC) is a common malignancy, with an estimated 429,800 new cases and 165,100 deaths in 2012; worldwide. Urothelial carcinoma is the most common type of BC; it is stratified to non-muscular invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) and muscular invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). Patients with MIBC have a high risk of disease progression and metastasis…

Hospital Cameras

Women Sue After Hospital Cameras Record Labor Procedures

Dozens of women have filed a lawsuit against a suburban San Diego hospital whose cameras recorded their procedures in three labor and delivery rooms, according to multiple news reports. The Women’s Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, a suburb of San Diego; hence say’s in a statement Thursday that the cameras was install…

Anesthesiology

Chloroprocaine Offers Adequate Anesthesia for Knee Arthroscopy

Chloroprocaine results in adequate anesthesia with quick recovery of sensory/motor functions for knee arthroscopy in the ambulatory setting, according to a study presented at the Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, held from April 11 to 13 in Las Vegas. Elsbeth Wesselink, Pharm.D., and Marcel de Leeuw, Ph.D., from the Zaans Medical Center…

Technology

Digital Technologies: Nonspecialist to Offer Mental Health Care

Text messaging, mobile apps, and other digital technologies are being used in innovative ways to support nonspecialist health workers in increasing access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries (LIMCs), according to a narrative review in Harvard Review of Psychiatry. However, the journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. “There…

Home Care

Govt Looking To Expand Home Care Based Palliative Care Services

As part of the its efforts on the ‘uberisation‘ of healthcare, the government is looking to expand home care-based palliative care services, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. Dr Lee said when palliative care medicine was recognize as a medical subspecialty in 2008, the government has churn out 11 palliative care specialists. He…

Lung Cancer

Inhaled Nano Particles Could Treat Lung Cancer One Of The Deadliest

QUT pharmaceutical scientist Dr. Nazrul Islam, from School of Clinical Sciences, said lung cancer was one of the most common cancers globally and one of the deadliest, being a leading cause of cancer deaths. They says chitosan had long been investigate for drug delivery and medical applications. It is made from refined crustacean (prawns, crabs, lobster)…

Geriatrics

Mental Health Care for Elderly Comes Into Focus

According to a new study self-harm is becoming a major health issue among the elderly. This is bringing into focus the issue of mental health among the elderly. The results of the study titled, “Self-harm in older adults: systematic review,” were published in the latest issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. The researchers have found…

Athletes

Brain Scans May Reveal Concussion Damage In Living Athletes

Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they’re alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels of an abnormal protein tied to the disease in a study of former National Football League players who were having mood and…

Social

Teens Exploring Sexuality Online: Experience Health and Safety Risks

Teens spend hours every day on internet-connected devices, where limitless opportunities to explore sexuality online. These opportunities don’t come without big risks, though. A researcher from Michigan State University found; that online sexual experiences can predict whether they become victims of sexual assault one year later. The findings, published in the Journal of Youth and…

Food poisoning

Bacteria Flip An Electric Switch: Worsen Food Poisoning

Many bacterial pathogens hijack macrophages to egress from the port of entry to the lymphatic drainage and/or bloodstream, causing dissemination of life-threatening infections. However, the underlying mechanisms are not; well understood. Here, we report that Salmonella infection generates directional electric fields (EFs) in the follicle-associated epithelium of mouse cecum. In vitro application of an EF, mimicking…

Maternal healthcare

Surgical Site Infection Risk After C-Section Higher

The risk of surgical site infection following cesarean delivery is higher among Medicaid-insured women when compared to women who privately insured; The journal for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that mothers delivering via cesarean section; covered by Medicaid had a 1.4 fold increase…