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Candida bloodstream infection

Ophthalmic Screening After Candida Bloodstream Infection

Candidiasis is an infection (candidiasis) that can cause by various species of Candida yeast. Unlike Candida infections of the mouth and throat (oral candidiasis) or vagina (Candidal vulvovaginitis); invasive candidiasis is a serious, progressive, and potentially fatal infection that can affect the blood (fungemia), heart, brain, eyes, bones, and other parts of the body Although candida bloodstream infection is…

Muscle Regrowth

Injections, Exercise Promote Muscle Regrowth

By injecting cells that support blood vessel growth into muscles depleted by inactivity; but researchers say they are able to help restore muscle mass lost as a result of immobility. The research, conducted in adult mice, involved injections of cells called pericytes (PERRY-sites); but promote blood vessel growth; and dilation in tissues throughout the body.…

Cancer Therapeutics

Advanced Nanotechnology Might Boost Cancer Therapeutics

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers presented innovative new strategies for using tiny particles the size of a DNA molecule; hence the width of a human hair to boost cancer treatment as part of the Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence/National Cancer Institute site visit on Tuesday. The researchers, who are members of the Carolina…

Radio diagnosis

A Survey of Fourth-Year Radiology Residents

Residents who passed the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Core Examination perceived the value of a range of preparation resources as higher than those who failed; according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu; HI. The study was conducted to assist program directors and…

HIV/TB co-infection in children

Award Winning Study On HIV/TB Co-Infection In Children

About a third of us are walking around with the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB) in our bodies; but most do not actually end up with TB. For children living with HIV – about 2 million at last estimate – it’s a different story. They’re much more likely to develop TB, and about 40,000 HIV-positive…

Normal In Old Age

Nearly Half Of Public Wrongly Believe Heart Failure Is Normal In Old Age

Low awareness of heart failure among patients and the public is highlighted in surveys to be presented during Heart Failure 2019 the annual congress of the Heart Failure Association (HFA), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), taking place in Athens, Greece from 25 to 28 May. Today’s preview, on Heart Failure Awareness…

Lie Detector

Brain Imaging Lie Detector Can Be Beaten With Simple Techniques

People have certain physical ‘tells’ when they conceal information and studies show that good liars can prevent these ‘tells’ being detected by displaying physical red herrings of their own. But scientists have now shown that even a brain imaging technique called fMRI, which in theory is much harder to trick; so can be beaten by…

General surgery

Use of Skin Cancer Surgery Curbed With Awareness Effort

Sometimes a little gentle peer persuasion goes a long way toward correcting a large problem. That’s the message from researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and seven collaborating health care organizations which report that a “Dear Colleague” performance evaluation letter successively convinced physicians nationwide to reduce the amount of tissue they removed in a common surgical treatment…

Olympic Running

Olympic Running Sensation Lower Her Testosterone Levels

A court ruling requiring Olympic running sensation Caster Semenya to lower her testosterone levels goes to the heart of a dilemma facing the sports world: How to avoid discrimination against intersex or transgender athletes while ensuring that competitions are fair. The challenges faced by Semenya a South African woman who reportedly has some intersex traits…

Ovary Syndrome

Researchers Identify Mechanisms Of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

A first of its kind study using family base genetic analysis has confirm a gene involved in male hormone production, DENND1A, plays a major role in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The discovery will enable personalize medicine approaches to PCOS, including better disease prediction. The findings are available online in The Journal of…

Mental health services

Providing Mental Health services Across EU Countries

Access to inpatient care for young people with mental health issues varies significantly across Europe; with mental health services providing up to fifty times more beds depending upon the country you live in. The UK is 18thout of 28 countries in Europe for the number of inpatient beds available per 100,000 young people; despite having…

Emergency Hospital

Dogs Can Help Improve Mood Of Patients In Emergency Hospital Care

A visit from a dog can reduce the distress of patients waiting for emergency treatment in hospital, a study by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows. Patients who spent 10 minutes with a visiting therapy dog a four year old springer spaniel named Murphy–reported they felt more comfortable, happier and less distress while waiting for…