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AIDS

HPV Vaccination Rates Are Low, in HIV Prone Populations

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has reportedly led to a reduction in cancer-causing HPV prevalence; but uptake of the vaccination has been slow, despite the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC has been recommending that boys and girls up to the age of 15 receive the vaccine since 2006. However, it…

Transfusion medicine

The Urgent Need for Better Management of Anemia

A large study just published in the journal Anaesthesia raises important questions about the way anemia is currently managed in surgical patients (Associations of nadir hemoglobin level and red blood cell transfusion with mortality and length of stay in surgical specialties: a retrospective cohort study). Professor Jeffery Hamdorf; Winthrop Professor of Surgical Education at The University…

Children Born Into Poorer

Brain Function: Children Born Into Poorer Backgrounds

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied the brain function of children aged between four months and four years in rural India. They found that children from lower-income backgrounds; mothers also had a low level of education, had…

Virus

High Response Seen for All Hep C Tx Models

Many people who inject drugs (PWID) are denied treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, even if they are receiving opioid agonist therapy (OAT). Research suggests that HCV in PWID may be treated effectively, but optimal models of care for promoting adherence and sustained virologic response (SVR) have not been evaluated in the direct-acting antiviral…

Brain Reading Device

New Brain Reading Device: Help Speech And Movement

The human brain is the central organ of the human nervous system, and with the spinal cord makes up the central nervous system. The brain consists of the cerebrum, the brainstem, and the cerebellum. It controls most of the activities of the body, processing, integrating, and coordinating the information it receives from the sense organs. The Stentrode is a device that is placed inside a blood vessel…

Medical genetics

Cancer Fighting Gene also Protects Against Birth Defects

New research has revealed how the famous tumour suppressor gene p53 is surprisingly critical for development of the neural tube in female embryos. This is important because healthy development of the neural tube is needed for the brain and the spinal cord to form properly. The study, published today in the journal Cell Reports; explained p53’s involvement…

Parkinson's Disease

Startup Releases AI App To Detect Parkinson's Disease

A South Australia startup, Lookinglass, based at UniSA’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre has today released an artificial intelligence (AI) web app that can detect early-stage Parkinson’s disease. Users simply upload a video recording and while it uploads, the computer vision system simultaneously uses AI to track movement and compares it with known Parkinson’s symptoms. A report is…

Tooth enamel

The Counter Teeth Whitening Strips

Three new studies have shown that hydrogen peroxide; which is commonly in teeth whitening products, can damage dentin within tooth enamel. Shockingly, many over-the-counter whitening strips contain 330x the recommended amount of hydrogen peroxide. The study results presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting during the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting.…

Sleepless night

Negative Impressions : A Sleep-Deprived Brain Interprets

A sleepless night not only leaves us fatigued and distracted, but it also makes us interpret things more negatively and makes us more likely to lose our temper. Moreover, people suffering from a pollen allergy are at high risk of some form of sleep disruption from the outset. This according to a new doctoral thesis…

Pharmacology

Non Antibiotic Strategy for the Treatment of Bacterial Meningitis

Our immune system has several important defenders to call on when an infection affects the central nervous system. The researchers have mapped what happens when one of them, the white blood cells called neutrophils, intervene in bacterial meningitis. If there is an infection, the neutrophils deploy to the infected area in order to capture and…

Epidemic

The DRC's Ebola Outbreak

It’s been eight months since the start of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By the beginning of April, almost 700 people have succumbed to the disease, making this the second worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded. It’s second only to the West Africa outbreak of 2013 to 2016 that claimed more than 11…

Medical Emergency

Financial Planning Lessons From A Medical Emergency

Parth Kapadia (38) and his wife Karuna (34) are living a life many would dream of. Along with their dog, a beautiful golden retriever, they live in a spacious apartment in Pune’s plush Koregaon Park. Parth is an executive in a multinational bank and Karuna runs her own fashion business. The glamorous exterior, however, hides…