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Antimicrobial Frog Secretions

Study Unravels Mystery Of Antimicrobial Frog Secretions

Japanese scientists including researchers at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT); and Yokohama National University have identified the molecular mechanism that gives the skin secretions of a species of frog; effective antimicrobial properties. Their findings were published on February 20, 2019 in ACS Applied Bio Materials. The Bombina variegata frog, also known as Yellow Bellied…

General surgery

Percutaneous Ablation vs. Surgery for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Compared to surgery, percutaneous liver ablation interventions (IRs) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are associated with lower inhospital mortality, length of hospital stay (LOS), and hospitalization costs, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, HI. Locoregional liver interventions The study is conduct…

General medicine

Contract Mechanism That Allow Coca-Cola to ‘Quash’ Health Research

A study of over 87,000 documents obtained through Freedom of Information requests has revealed a contract mechanism that could allow Coca-Cola to “quash” findings from some of the health research it funds at public universities in the US and Canada. The study, published today in the Journal of Public Health Policy; identified several clauses in legal documents…

Bone Metastases

Likely Effective For Non-Spine Bone Metastases

Single-fraction stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT); seems to an effective option for patients with painful non-spine bone metastases and achieved higher pain response rates than standard multifraction radiotherapy (MFRT) in a phase 2 noninferiority study. The researcher aim was to test the hypothesis of equipoise between delivering a higher single fraction regimen; with advanced technology, SBRT;…

Vitamin B12

The Need Of Vitamin B12 Varies According To Age

In the ABCs of vitamins, vitamin B12 is often overlooked. But it’s essential for the making of nerve and red blood cells; as well as DNA along with many other body processes. Adults and teens need just 2.4 micrograms a day, but you can fall short even on this small amount. You’re at particular risk…

Japanese Rheumatoid

Shared Decision-Making: In Japanese Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Since the 1990s, shared decision-making (SDM) as a component of personalized patient care; has attracted a great deal of interest, in particular in North America and Europe. The introduction of informed consent rules, new demands regarding consumer advocacy and informed choice, “doctor shopping,” and advances in treatment options have together led to the transition of…

Epidermology

Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Pre-Cut Melons Expands

Twenty-four new illnesses link to an outbreak involving package melon distribute across 16 states are report by U.S. health officials Wednesday. The outbreak now includes 117 cases of Salmonella Carrau illness, including 32 cases so severe the patients require hospitalization; although no deaths have been report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in…

Teenagers

New Research Says The Ill Effects Of Social Media On Teenagers Is Overstated

New study has shown that social media has a “trivial” effect on teenagers in terms of life satisfaction. The study titled, “Social media’s enduring effect on adolescent life satisfaction” was published in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Applying transparent and innovative statistical approaches they show that social media effects…

Video Games

Playing Video Games Generally Not Harmful To Boys Social Development

The popularity of interactive video games has spark concern among parents, educators, and policymakers about how the games affect children and adolescents. Most research on the effect of gaming on youth has focus on problematic gaming and negative effects like aggression, anxiety, and depression. A new longitudinal study conduct in Norway look at how playing…

Arsenic

Arsenic: Drinking Water May Change Heart Structure

Drinking water that is contaminating with arsenic may lead to thickening of the heart’s main pumping chamber in young adults; a structural change that increases the risk for future heart problems; according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal. People drinking water from private wells, which are not regulated; need…

Haematology

Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) has been shown to infrequently occur in treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) using venetoclax with sufficient dose escalation. Recently, researchers analyzed real-world patterns of TLS and other outcomes with venetoclax for patients with CLL and reported their findings in Clinical Cancer Research. Infrequently occur in treatment In this multicenter, retrospective cohort analysis base…

Artery Wall Thickness

Women With Coronary Artery Wall Thickness At Risk Or Heart Disease

The thickness of the coronary artery wall as measured by MRI is an independent marker for heart disease in women. Previous research has found limitations in cardiovascular risk assessment for women. For instance, there is evidence that the commonly use Framingham Risk Score, which provides estimates of cardiovascular disease risk base on age, sex and…