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Attract Retirees

Hospital Closure Hurts A Town's Ability To Attract Retirees

When a rural community loses its hospital, health care becomes harder to come by in an instant. But a hospital closure also shocks a small town’s economy. It shuts down one of its largest employers. It scares off heavy industry that needs an emergency room nearby. And in one Tennessee town, a lost hospital means…

Reminder Bell

Reminder Bell Improves Incentive Spirometer Use After CABG

Following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, compliance with incentive spirometer use was improved by the SpiroTimer, an add-on use tracking device that sounds a reminder bell, researchers say. In an April 10 online paper in JAMA Surgery, Dr. Adam E. M. Eltorai of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and colleagues note that to reduce…

Stem Cells

First Cancer Treatment Made From Stem Cells

A new form of cancer immunotherapy has given to a University of California, San Diego Health patient in the first test of immune cells grown from stem cells. The patient, Derek Ruff, is being treated for stage four colon cancer; which recurred after a decade in remission. The disease continued to progress despite chemotherapy and…

Ribociclib

Ribociclib Breast Cancer: Survival But Also Severe Side Effects

In 2017, the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG); already examined the advantages and disadvantages of palbociclib in combination with an aromatase inhibitor versus the appropriate comparator therapy in patients with HR-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. At that time, the examination concentrated on the application as initial endocrine-based…

Epidemic

Anxiety 'Epidemic' Brewing on College Campuses

The number of 18- to 26-year-old students who report suffering from anxiety disorder has doubled since 2008; perhaps as a result of rising financial stress and increased time spent on digital devices; according to preliminary findings released by a team of UC Berkeley researchers. The percentage of all students nationally who reported being; diagnosed with…

Diagnose PTSD

Brain Scans Help Shed Light on The PTSD Brain

Celebrities and public figures have recently been more open about mental health conditions they deal with. This is a positive sign of shrinking stigma around mental illness, and it also helps in reducing it. The most recent in this line was Ariana Grande’s mention of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD … and a brain scan.…

Radio daignosis

Improving the Quality of Digital Pathology Imaging

There’s a low-tech problem troubling the high-tech world of digital pathology imaging. The issue: Even as digital pathology makes rapid advances worldwide with more physicians analyzing tissue images on “smart” computers to diagnose patients–there are no reliable standards for the preparation and digitization of the tissue slides themselves. Bioengineering researcher That means poor quality slides…

Australian Space Agency

Study Highlights Global Burden Of Emergency Diseases And Conditions

In terms of global health, most of the research has traditionally focus on primary care and disease prevention, and emergency care has not been a priority. They believe our study is among the first to identify the scope of the burden emergency medical conditions combining injuries; also strokes, heart attacks and lung infections impose overall…

Metabolite

Metabolite: Play A Role in Nicotine Addiction

A substance that scientists identify to screen people for nicotine use; may also play a role in smokers becoming addicted to tobacco. “When you smoke, nicotine is; converted into a metabolite called cotinine,” explained South Dakota State University Psychology Professor Brady Phelps. Even those who inhale secondhand smoke can test positive for cotinine. The metabolite…

The placenta

3-D Modelling Identifies Nutrient Exchange In The Human Placenta

The placenta is a temporary organ that connects the developing fetus via the umbilical cord to the uterine; wall to allow nutrient uptake, thermo-regulation, waste elimination; gas exchange via the mother’s blood supply; to fight against internal infection; to produce hormones which support pregnancy. Placentas are a defining characteristic of placental mammals but are in marsupials and some non-mammals with varying levels of development. Therefore…

AIDS

Novel Antibody Suppress HIV: For Up to Four Months

Regular infusions of an antibody that blocks the HIV binding site on human immune cells may have suppressed levels of HIV for up to four months in people undergoing a short-term pause in their antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens, according to a report published online in The New England Journal of Medicine. Results of the Phase…

Apps Lack Education

Most Diabetes Phone Apps Lack Education, Support Functions

Most diabetes apps miss opportunities to improve care and health outcomes by not providing real-time decision support or situation-specific education on blood glucose self-management, according to a research letter publish in the April 16 issue. There’s an app for pretty much everything these days—reading magazines (Diabetes Forecast has its own!), playing games, even flipping a…