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Proton Therapy

Accuracy, Safety And Tolerability Of Proton Therapy

Today (Tuesday, 23 April) marks the beginning of a new era in treatment planning at the University Proton Therapy Dresden of the University Hospital in Dresden (Germany): For the worldwide first time, a new approach increases the accuracy, safety and probably also the tolerability of proton therapy. The range prediction procedure was develop and extensively…

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Could Be Safely Performed In Obese Patients

“Tummy tuck” surgery (abdominoplasty) can be safely perform in obese patients; with no increase in complications compared to non-obese patients; reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®; the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). “Abdominoplasty, with or without concurrent liposuction; in obese patients is a…

Autistic Children

Autistic Children Linked To Reduced Brain Connectivity

Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interaction; communication and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs during the first three years of their child’s life. These signs often develop gradually, though some children with autism reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace before worsening. Autism is with a combination of genetic…

tumor growth

Hole-forming Protein May Suppress Tumor Growth

Sometimes cells need to die. The process of cell death is encoded within the genome of all higher organisms to kill off cancerous cells, and as a normal part of development to shape a mass of embryonic cells into the organism it will become. Now Jefferson researchers show a gene called gasdermin E, which is…

Public health

Insights on Marijuana and Opioid Use in People with Cancer

A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana; and rates of use in the U.S. have increased over time. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that patients with cancer are more likely to use prescription opioids than adults without cancer. Pain is a…

The Bone Marrow

Role Of Rare, Influential Cells In The Bone Marrow

Researchers have defined the roles of various cells in the bone marrow that are thought to control; the fate of the nearly half million blood cells that develop there each day. Scientists at NYU School of Medicine behind the new work say little had been known; about the fraction of cells examined in the study,…

the secret superpower

Revealed: The Secret Superpower That Makes C. difficile Deadly

A new discovery about dangerous Clostridium difficile diarrhea has identified; a new way that the bacteria – and possibly others like it – cause severe disease. “C. diff” is the most common hospital-acquired infection; the Centers for Disease Control estimate it results in 453,000 cases per year; with 29,300 associated deaths. The new finding from…

Pediatric Blood

New Pediatric Blood Pressure Guidelines Identify More Kids At Higher Risk

New guidelines that classified more children as having elevate blood pressure are better at predicting which kids are likely to develop heart disease when they reach adulthood; so according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. The guidelines were issue by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2017 and endorse by…

Mental Health Problem

Legal Profession Has Mental Health Problem Which Is An Issue

Set in a fictional firm in New York, the TV series Suits glamorises the life of lawyers working in a modern corporate firm. One of the main characters, Harvey Specter, dresses impeccably in an expensive designer suit and expects others around him to do the same. The lawyers in the firm are hugely ambitious; so…

Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Different Than Child Trauma

Legislators, caregivers and the media increasingly recognize that childhood adversity poses risks to individual health and well-being. The original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study has help raise public awareness about this critical public health issue. However, as the use of ACEs questionnaires for identifying potentially harmful childhood experiences has gained popularity; hence it is important to understand how…

Moms Of Children

Sleep Problems, Exhaustion Worse In Moms Of Children With Eczema

Mothers of children with eczema sleep poorly, and the worse their child’s eczema, the worse their sleep problems, according to new findings. Mothers really are a wonder both in real life and between the covers of our favorite books. Moms in children’s literature have done it all, from vanquishing evil forces to pioneering; so on…

Older Patients

Unblocking Arteries After Heart Attack May Be Lifesaver

Among heart attack patients 75 years and older, the oldest of those patients were less likely than younger patients to receive a procedure to open blocked arteries. But, older patients were more likely to survive heart attacks if they have the procedure, called percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI, according to a new research letter in…