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16 Minutes Of Sleep

Just 16 Minutes Of Sleep Loss Harm To Next Day Work

Have you had a less-than-stellar performance review lately? Do you daydream, or are you making bad decisions? It might not be about your job but about your sleep. And it’s not all your fault. They each study different aspects of health and aging. A recent study they conducted found that poor sleep may inhibit judgment and lead…

Global Market

The Global Market For Aerospace Medicine

The Increasing technology and unmanned aerial vehicles have drastically changed the man-machine-interface; hence a shift of focus of the practice of aerospace medicine. Aerospace medicine is as a specialized field of medicine which is concerned; with the maintenance of health and performance of aircrew in space and aviation environment. Aerospace medicine promotes the safety and…

Massage

Massage Has A Mix Of Benefits For Both Mind And Body

The problem is it can be subjective and difficult to measure, said Deborah McIntyre, a member of the massage therapy team based at the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic. Massage has a mix of benefits for both mind and body, depending on the varying needs of the client, she said. It’s specific to what the…

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Weakens Skills That Cancer Survivors Need Master Reading

Researchers have identified factors that explain why severe hearing loss sets up pediatric brain tumor survivors for reading difficulties with far reaching consequences. The findings lay the foundation for developing interventions to help survivors become better readers. Researchers analyzed how 260 children and adolescent brain tumor survivors, including 64 with severe hearing loss, performed on skills that are the…

Haematology

Boy With Leukemia to Receive Potentially Life-Saving Treatment

Having a child or sibling with a life-threatening medical condition is beyond terrible, but how much worse would it be to know that there was a treatment that could potentially save their life that you simply couldn’t afford? Fortunately for one Malaysian family; the kindness and generosity of Internet strangers have helped them give their 11-year-old…

Reducing Health Care

Community Volunteers Shows Promise For Reducing Health Care

Incorporating community volunteers into the health care system shows promise in reducing health care usage by older adults and shifting health care from hospitals to primary care; so according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). They find that older adults who took part in the Health TAPESTRY program change the way; which they…

Family medicine

Primary care is Experiencing Physician Shortages

Imagine a health care system where every time you want your annual checkup, you must see a cardiologist to get your heart checked, an ENT to get your ears and throat checked, a GI doc to get your abdomen checked, and so on and so forth. Sounds pretty terrible and needlessly expensive, right his hypothetical…

Smoking Risk

Smoking Risk Linked To Disadvantages In Life

The more disadvantages you face, the more likely you are to smoke and have difficulty quitting according to a new USC study; in JAMA Internal Medicine that sheds light on populations that are resistant to anti-smoking efforts. In a U.S. nationally representative survey of 278,048 adults; people were asking about smoking and their experience with…

Biological Processes

New 3D Microscope Visualizes Fast Biological Processes

Researchers have combined their expertise to develop a new type of microscope. The revolutionary new light-field microscopy system makes it possible to study fast biological processes; creating up to 200 3D images per second. Initial tests have already delivered new insights into the movement of blood cells in a heart. “Many important biological processes occur…

Muricidae Molluscs

The Biosynthetic Origin Of Tyrian Purple In Muricidae Molluscs

Many marine invertebrates produce secondary metabolites that contribute to a suite of ecological roles; including paralyzing their prey and preventing predation, pathogens, surface fouling, and competitors. Beyond the ecological roles of the secondary metabolites; these chemicals also provide opportunities that aid human society in the form of novel bio-products. A large number of marine natural…

Radiotherapy

Ultrasonography Should Be Included in Hemophilia Care Strategy

Point-of-care ultrasonography enables improved diagnostic accuracy, and allows for more targeted treatment and better monitoring of therapy response in hemophilia patients with joint complications, a study suggests. The study, a review of publish articles, “Point-of-care Ultrasonography in Orthopedic Management of Hemophilia: Multiple Uses of an Effective Tool,” was published in the HSS Journal. More targeted treatment Hemarthrosis (bleeding…

General medicine

Researchers Develop Smart Pill Bottle to Keep Drugs Safe

A smart pill bottle that sends wireless alerts when it detects tampering, overdose or unsafe storage conditions is just one of many potential health applications for new sensor technology being developed by a team at KAUST. Digital technology offers opportunities to improve traditional approaches to issues threatening human health. For example; networks of tiny wearable…