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Bangladesh

Attempts To Improve Public Health In Bangladesh Appear To Have Misfired

Public health has improved markedly in Bangladesh over the past three decades. Life expectancy at birth is approximately 70 years, just above the World Health Organization’s world average of 69 years. Maternal mortality, infant and child mortality, and malnutrition rates have all decline substantially; also Bangladesh is on track to achieve its Millennium Development Goals…

Fertility

Factors That Impact Fertility Preservation Decisions

The last thing on most teens’ minds is whether or not they want to have kids someday. But transitioning transgender adolescents are forced to consider whether to preserve their sperm or eggs at a young age. Whether or not they pursue fertility preservation is influencing by certain key factors; such as their family values, gender…

Affordable Palliative Care

Fintech Firm Uses Analytics To Offer Affordable Palliative Care

Newly launched fintech health start-up Alignd uses real-time data analytics to bring alternative and affordable palliative care to the South African market. Alignd works in collaboration with medical schemes to provide financial solutions to palliative patients, improving the quality of life for patients with serious or life-threatening diseases such as cancer. Patients who meet the clinical criteria The company uses…

Blood cancer

The Leukemia Atlas: Researchers Unveil Proteins

Only about one in four people diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia survive five years after the initial diagnosis. To improve that survival rate; researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; created an online atlas to identify and classify protein; signatures present at AML diagnosis.…

Cardiac Condition

Cardiac Specific Comorbidity Index Beats Generic Indexes

For patients admitted to the hospital with a cardiac condition, a cardiac-specific comorbidity index outperforms generic indexes for predicting mortality, according to study published online March 18 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. In medicine, comorbidity describes the effect of all other conditions an individual patient might have other than the primary condition…

Pharmacology

Unique Partnership to Deliver Cancer Treatments

Scientists at Christiana Care Health System’s Gene Editing Institute and NovellusDx, an Israeli biotechnology company, have deployed a breakthrough CRISPR gene-editing tool to successfully engineer multiple edits simultaneously to fragments of DNA extracted from a human cell, according to a new study published today in The CRISPR Journal. The tool can rapidly reproduce; in a human…

General medicine

The Newest Member of NutriRECS International Consortium

Texas A&M AgriLife has become the fifth and newest member of the NutriRECS international consortium. Because The goal of the consortium is to improve the methodology and rigor by which dietary guidelines are developed, establish a higher standard for providing nutrient and dietary guideline recommendations; Therefore and improve public policy and health outcomes. Dietary guidelines…