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Mortality In Children

Depression Increases Hospital Use And Mortality In Children

Children with depression admitted to the hospital for other illnesses like pneumonia, appendicitis or seizure disorders, stay longer, pay more and are at greater risk of death, a Rutgers New Jersey Medical School study finds. The study, which appears in the Journal of Affective Disorders. Child mortality, also known as child death, refers to the death…

Albendazole Treatment

Albendazole Treatment And The Harmful Effect On The Microbiome

A new study has identified no major differences between the microbiomes of people infected; with roundworm or hookworm and uninfected peers. The investigators found no evidence that curing either of these infections with albendazole treatment has a harmful effect on the microbiome; but they identified specific changes that result from curing hookworm infections and from…

Antimicrobial Dosing Regimens

Evolution And Ecology Inspire Antimicrobial Dosing Regimens

Taking an evolutionary view can inspire new ideas in clinical microbiology. For example, evolutionary studies can reveal why some antimicrobial dosing regimens; but are better than others in preventing the development of drug resistance. Looking at microbial communities, rather than just pathogenic micro-organisms, can also lead to new insights. That is why clinicians, bioinformaticians analysing…

Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh

Measles Outbreak in Morang, Dang and Kapilvastu raises concern

Two weeks ago, the World Health Organisation published an alarming report that measles cases across the world rose 300 percent in the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year. “While this data is provisional and not yet complete, it indicates a clear trend;” said the United Nations health agency. Nepal…

Right Ear

Buzzing In Ear Alerted Boy To Very Unwelcome Visitor

Connecticut 9-year-old knew something was wrong. Three days after a routine day in the school playground, he felt something “foreign” in his right ear and persistent buzzing noises. Doctors who examine the boy’s ear at Yale-New Haven Hospital quickly ascertained the cause: An eight legged visitor, a tick, had taken up residence on his eardrum,…

During Pregnancy

Mobile Prenatal App Show To Reduce In Person Visits During Pregnancy

Using the mobile app Baby scripts reduce in person prenatal care visits while maintaining patient and provider satisfaction, according to research published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth by physician researchers from the George Washington University (GW). A mobile app has find to reduce in-person care visits during pregnancy while maintaining patient and provider satisfaction, according…

Low-Income Infants

Many Low-Income Infants Receive Formula In The First Few Days

The World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding; for the first six months of life. However, new research led by George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services found high rates of mixed breastfeeding; early introduction of formula among their sample of low-income, predominately Hispanic immigrant women participating in…

Haematology

Platelets The Chameleons of Cancer Biology

Have you ever been in a classroom and wonder to yourself whether the information being present is wrong During graduate school, I audit a medical school class in which the professor remark that at some point in the students’ medical training, a fact would be present that later may be show to be incorrect. New…

TB Resistance

Harvard Undergrad's AI Model Helps To Predict TB Resistance

One of the greatest challenges in treating tuberculosis the top infectious killer worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is the bacterium’s ability to shape shift rapidly and become resistant to multiple drugs. New tests that can quickly and reliably detect resistance to the most commonly use drugs before a patient begins treatment are…

Blood-based biomarkers

Personalized Treatment Of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified blood-based biomarkers; that may determine which patients will benefit from continued hormonal therapy for advanced prostate cancer. The results are published in the journal JAMA Oncology. The researchers envision that this discovery may eventually result in a test that contributes to more personalized treatment of the disease. Prostate…

Pharmacology

3 Year Old Son After Discontinuing Chemotherapy

Two Florida parents have lost custody of their young son and could face neglect charges over their decision to discontinue the child’s potentially life-saving cancer treatment.  Three-year-old Noah McAdams was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in early April and struggled through chemotherapy, according to his mother. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia “He had vicious mood swings making…

Family medicine

High Rates of Indigenous People In Jail Is A Health Crisis

The overincarceration of Indigenous people in Canada is a health crisis, causing more years of life to be lost than premature death from heart disease; injuries and cancer, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Indigenous people make up a large part of the jail population in Canada. Non-Indigenous people “The overincarceration of Indigenous people…