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Immune haematology

Study Opens Window into Immune Microenviroment

The first comprehensive study of immune cell types in pre and post chemotherapy cancer tissues points up a host of targets for new or existing cancer drugs that could improve patients’ sensitivity to both chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Results from the SWOG Cancer Research Network study appear in the latest issue of the Journal for ImmunoTherapy…

Cardiovascular Disease

Screen Interval For High Cardiovascular Disease Risk Should Be Individual

According to a study published today by a Finnish-English research group, a switch from five-year screen intervals to individualized intervals could annually prevent 8% of myocardial infarcts and strokes without increasing health care costs. Current American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology; also UK National Health Service guidelines recommend a five-year health check interval for…

similar injuries

'Rest Is Best' for Carpal Tunnel and Similar Injuries

In a new study conducted in rats, researchers found a four-week period of rest was nearly as effective as an experimental drug at reducing discomfort and regaining function after an injury from repeated moderate-strain activity. The findings are relevant to treating common musculoskeletal disorders caused by overuse, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, tendinosis and…

Bimarker

Cytek’s DxP Athena for Clinical Diagnostic Use

Cytek Biosciences Inc. is a leading flow cytometry solution provider that develops compact; affordable instruments with high multiplexing capability; and a wide range of services to support scientists and clinicians. Cytek has its headquarter in Fremont, California with branch offices; and distribution channels across the globe. A new flow cytometry system that shifts the paradigm…

Non-ICU Hospital

Chlorhexidine Not Reduce MDR Organisms In Non-ICU Hospital Areas

Chlorhexidine bathing is no better than routine bathing for preventing multidrug-resistant organisms and all-cause bloodstream infections in non-critical-care hospital patients, according to results from the ABATE Infection trial. This was a large-scale trial in community hospitals in the HCA Healthcare system,” Dr. Susan S. Huang of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine told…

Drink Driving

Australians Are Well Aware Of The Dangers Of Drink Driving

Australians are well aware of the dangers of drink driving. Drinking can reduce your coordination and concentration, reduce your ability to judge speed and distance, and slow your reaction times.Drugs can have similar effects. With the increased use of drugs in there communities in the past 10 years, drugs have overtaken alcohol as the leading…

Health in Sri Lanka

Ways for Sri Lanka to Fix Its Healthcare

On World Health Day, we can say with confidence; that Sri Lanka’s healthcare system has delivered on many of its promises. This year’s focus on universal health care is a timely reminder; that Sri Lanka is still reaping; the benefits of far-thinking health policies implemented as early as the 1800s. Many of these measures; designed…

Cross Sex Hormone

Cross Sex Hormone Therapy Age Down US Govt Funded Study

Cross-sex hormones may now be given to US children as young as eight in a government-supported research program, despite the risks these drugs can pose, a doctor skeptical of transitioning gender-dysphoric kids has discovered. “Imagine giving eight-year-old girls testosterone,” Dr. Michael Laidlaw told a Heritage Foundation panel. “They are in third or fourth grade. Laidlaw,…

Face Coverage

Sunscreen Application Has Better Face Coverage Than SPF Moisturizers

Application of sun protection factor (SPF) moisturizers tends to miss more of the face, especially around the eyelid regions, compared with sunscreen application, according to a study publish on April 3 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kevin Hamill of the University of Liverpool, and colleagues. Moreover, people applying these products are unaware that…

Health in India

World Health Day: Indian Tale of Unfulfilled Goals

Year after year, World Health Day; celebrated on April 7 to mark the anniversary of the founding of World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. Each year a different theme; selected that highlights a priority area of public health. The goal of the 70th annual World Health Day is to further the fight for universal healthcare. According to WHO,…

Radiation therapy

Proton Therapy Shows Excellent Outcomes, Minimal Side Effects

Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed the largest cohort to date of pediatric patients with high-risk neuroblastoma treated with proton radiation therapy (PRT), finding both that proton therapy was effective at reducing tumors and demonstrated minimal toxicity to surrounding organs. High-risk neuroblastoma…

General medicine

Chocolate Series of Workshops Aims to Promote Interest in Science

This project has been coordinate by the Scientific Communication Unit of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) and the Catalan Chemical Research Institute (ICIQ). It is published jointly by Publicacions URV and the Piscina, un petit oceà publishing house, with illustrations by Armand. The story is present at the Public Library of Tarragona in an…