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Cancer Care

Sparse Treatment Options Complicate Cancer Care For Immigrants

Edgar carries a red folder bulging with paperwork, bills and medical records. Before his lung cancer diagnosis in September, he had about $11,000, he said; money he was saving to purchase a used truck and to pay an immigration attorney to pursue legal residency. By February, it was gone, and Edgar was relying on friends…

Outbreak

New Bombali Ebolavirus Found in Kenyan Bat

Researchers have identified Bombali ebolavirus in an Angolan free-tailed bat captured in the Taita Hills, southeast Kenya. No ebolaviruses have been; previously reported from wildlife in countries along the east coast of Africa. There is no current evidence; that Bombali ebolavirus infects people. Until recently, five ebolavirus species were; known, with three of these —…

Psoriasis Arthritis

Risk Scores In People With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are two of the most prevalent rheumatic diseases which have an impact on the health system. Among the repercussions of these diseases, their relationship with an increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD); morbidity, and mortality stands out, owing to the role played by inflammation in both pathologies. Thus, it…

Neurofeedback

Short-Term Neurofeedback Training With Motor Imagery

Neurofeedback (NFB) also called neurotherapy or neurobiofeedback; is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of brain activity most commonly electroencephalography (EEG) in an attempt to teach self-regulation of brain function. Typically, sensors are placed on the scalp to measure electrical activity, with measurements displayed using video displays or sound. Less than one hour of brain training with neurofeedback leads…

a protein derived from mosquitoes

Protection from Zika Virus: Derived from Mosquitoes

By targeting a protein found in the saliva of mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus, Yale investigators reduced Zika infection in mice. The finding demonstrates how researchers might develop a vaccine against Zika and similar mosquito-borne viruses, the study authors said. The research was published in Nature Microbiology. AgBR1 exacerbated Zika infection in mice There is…

Clamour on health care

Wanted: Clamour on Health Care in India

As the general elections approach, political parties scramble to add last-minute, pious healthcare promises to their manifestos. Healthcare ranks low on the State’s agenda. But just as risks for irreversible disease grow when personal health is neglected, systemic neglect of healthcare can lead to an irreversibly inequitable health system. Healthcare in the United States of…

Beta-Thalassemia

The Efficacy And Cost Of Curative Gene Therapy For Beta-Thalassemia

Gene therapy offers the promise of a cure for beta-thalassemia and a new study has shown that it is associated; with fewer complications and hospital admissions over 2 years than treatment; allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The study, which analyzes and compares the effectiveness and cost of gene therapy versus (HSCT) in patients; with…