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Effects Of Dance

Effects Of Dance Intervention On Global Cognition

According to Alzheimer’s disease International (ADI 2016), as a result of the demographic aging, by 2030 there will be 65.7 million people suffering from dementia worldwide and by 2050 there will be 115.4 million. In this sense, cognitive decline has emerged as one of the most common agerelated health problems for older adults and is…

Cancer Stem Cell

DGCR5 Promotes Cancer Stem Cell Like Properties

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma remains the sixth most common cancer worldwide (Chu & Kim, 2008). Although great progress has made in the treatment for laryngeal squamous carcinoma, the overall survival rate still remains low. The overall 1‐ and 2‐year survival rates for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma patients without treatment are only 56.4% and…

Emergency

Visits to the Emergency Department Reach New High in CDC Data

A record high 145.6 million patients visited US emergency departments (EDs) in 2016, the most recent year for which data are available, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In contrast, 136.9 million ED visits were record in 2015, noted the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in a news release about the…

Skin Cancer

Researcher Uncover Mechanisms To BRAF Inhibitors In Melanoma

Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of skin cancer, but recent advances in targeted therapies have improved the prognosis for many patients. Unfortunately, for some patients these positive outcomes are not long lasting, due to the development of drug resistance and tumor recurrence. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers discover a mechanism by which melanoma…

Science and technology

Nonspecialists To Deliver Mental Health Care in Low-Income Countries

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 the March/April issue of Harvard Review of “There is immense potential to leverage the increasing availability and reach…

antiviral protein RIG-I

mRNA: Inhibits Immune Functions of Antiviral Protein

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a hepatotropic virus, with about 80 million chronic infections confirmed worldwide. HCV infection leads to the development of chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and in some instances, hepatocellular carcinoma. The recent development of highly potent direct-acting antiviral drugs (DAAs), targeting viral proteins, facilitates virus elimination in >90 percent of treated individuals. However,…

Radio daignosis

X-Ray Disc Centrifuge Enables High-Resolution Particle Size

Testa Analytical Solutions e.K reports that its BI-XDC X-Ray Disc Centrifuge is enabling scientists to make accurate, high resolution particle size distribution measurements, from nanometers to tens of micrometers, without time consuming calibration or absorption correction. Because Based on the principle of photosedimentation; the BI-XDC measures the size of particles according to the time the…

Health policy in india

AIIMS To Carry Out Oral Health Survey For National Policy

Once the policy is notified, the ministry will work on a national strategic implementation framework with detailed implementation points. “The draft policy will be out for public consultation in about a month or so,” said the ministry official. The Union health ministry has commissioned the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to conduct a…

General medicine

New Way to Make Food Taste Salty But With Less Sodium Chloride

Washington State University researchers have found a way to make food taste salty but with less of the sodium chloride tied to poor health. “It’s a stealth approach, not like buying the ‘reduced salt’ option, which people generally don’t like,” said Carolyn Ross, a Food Science professor at WSU. “If we can stair-step people down,…

Diagnosis

FDA Warns of Consumer Devices: Claim to Diagnose Concussion

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public not to use medical devices marketed to consumers that claim to help assess, diagnose or manage head injury, including concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or mild TBI. In a new safety communication; the FDA warned that such tools; such as apps on a smartphone marketed…

Diet in pregnancy

Healthy Diet: Significantly Reduces Risk Of Having A Small Baby

Diet in pregnancy, whether balanced and healthy or unhealthy; can have important implications for birth weight and later life health. In Wales, recent statistics indicate that 11.4% of live births were classified as high birth weight (HBW); with a general shift towards heavier babies. Despite this general increase in birthweight; 6.9% of live births classified…

Sports medicine

Expert Tips for Reducing Running Injuries

Most runners are enthusiastic about their sport and take steps to work out safely. But injuries like stress fractures and muscle strains, among others, are common and can sideline you, sometimes for weeks if not months. Researchers point to hard heel-toe landings as one key injury risk factor. This type of landing increases vertical load rate…