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Radiation Sinusitis

Post Radiation Sinusitis Is Associated With Recurrence

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a common cancer in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. For early stage NPC, the standard treatment is radiotherapy (RT) alone. For the advance stage of the disease, a combination of chemotherapy and RT is necessary. Due to advances in RT techniques, improvements in treatment outcomes have been achieved. In the past decade,…

Intimacy

Returning To Intimacy After Childbirth

An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy. Although an intimate relationship is commonly a sexual relationship, it may also be a non-sexual relationship involving family, friends, or acquaintances. Emotional intimacy involves feelings of liking or loving one or more people, and may result in physical intimacy. Physical intimacy is by romantic love, sexual activity, or other passionate attachment. These…

Cranberry

Cranberry Oligosaccharides: Responsible For Preventing UTIs

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract the bladder and the urethra. Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. Infection is limited to your bladder can painful and annoying.…

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Guidelines On Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation (AF), released two guidelines on juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). One guideline aims to provide therapeutic approaches for non-systemic polyarthritis, sacroiliitis, and enthesitis; and the other focuses on the screening, monitoring and treatment of JIA with associated uveitis. Juvenile arthritis (JA) is a common,…

Immune hematology

Immunotherapy Trial Show Promise in Treating Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid cancer in children, and patients with high-risk disease are challenging to treat. In a promising development, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine released initial findings from the first two patients treated in a Phase 1, first-in-human clinical trial of a new form of immunotherapy to treat neuroblastoma using…

Cigarette

Diabetes Drug Could Help Smokers Kick The Habit

Phillip Robinson has gone from 10 cigarettes a day to one or two every other day after enrolling in a smoking cessation clinical trial launched by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). To help smokers quit, researchers are using a drug known more for helping people with diabetes control…

General surgery

Injectable Composite Material Designed for Better Plastic Surgery

A team of plastic surgeons and material scientists has made an important advance in treating the common clinical problem of soft tissue loss. They have invented a synthetic soft tissue substitute that is well tolerated and encourages the growth of soft tissue and blood vessels. This new material retains its shape without being too dense;…

Health in Bhutan

A Total of 379 Health Workers’ Practicing License Suspended

Bhutan Medical and Health Council (BMHC) suspended 379 medical and health professionals’ license to practice for failing to renew their certificate of registration. The suspension list includes six doctors, a dental surgeon, 37 pharmacists, 120 nurses, 205 paramedical professionals, four drungtshos and six menpas. BMHC’s registrar general, Sonam Dorji, said a practising medical and health…

Health in India

Why Your Doctor’s Lab Coat Could Be Bad for Your Health!

When we think about doctors, the white lab coat is often one of the first things that come to mind. In fact, many of us do not feel comfortable seeing doctors who dress without them. Yet this symbol of the medical profession may be a breeding ground for deadly bacteria. New research suggests that the lab coat…

proteins from host cells

Disease-causing Nibbling Amoeba Hides by Displaying Proteins

A parasitic amoeba that causes severe gut disease in humans protects itself from attack by biting off pieces of host cells and putting their proteins on its own surface, according to a study by microbiologists at the University of California, Davis. “We’re very excited about how this ties into amoebic infection and into broader themes…

Driving Accidents

Later School Start Times Significantly Reduce Teen Driving Accidents

A new study to be presented at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand in Bangkok shows a significant decrease in teen driving accidents when school start is delayed. Researchers from Farwaniya Hospital in Kuwait and Boston Children’s Hospital study the impact of a 50-minute delay in high school start times in one of the largest school districts…

Pharmacology

Effectiveness of Cancer Treatment by Predicting Gene Interactions

While network algorithms are usually associated with finding friends on social media, researchers at the University of Sussex have shown how they could also be used improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment; by predicting the interactions between genes. There are over 12 million newly diagnosed cases of cancer globally each year and this figure only continues…