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Nicotine

Most Of The Youngsters Unaware Of The Nicotine Consumption

As e-cigarette use soars in high schools across America, new research shows many people don’t understand; the amount of addictive nicotine they are inhaling with every puff. In a new survey, many teens said they regularly used e-cigarettes, but swore they only vaped nicotine-free products. However, urine tests for a “marker” of nicotine use came…

R and D

New Molecule Maps Cerebrovascular System

Brazilian and U.S. researchers have developed a molecule called FRW that proved capable of binding to blood vessels in the brain but not in other organs when injected into the bloodstream in tests with mice. They used the technique to produce the first ever complete map of the vasculature of the brain; paving the way…

Anesthesiology

Topical Anesthetic Not Reduce Distress From Nasogastric

A nasal spray containing lidocaine and phenylephrine appears to be no better than placebo in relieving procedure-related distress in infants and young children undergoing nasogastric-tube insertion; Australian researchers have found. “Having a nasogastric tube placed is really uncomfortable. There have been many studies in adults which suggest that we can make it hurt less by…

Gene Mutations

Tracing The History Of Aggrecan Deficiency In Gene Mutations

On Sunday, April 28, a team of researchers receive the 2019 Human Growth Award at the Pediatric Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting for their abstract, entitled “Clinical Characterization and Trial of Growth Hormone in Patients with Aggrecan Deficiency: 6 Month Data,” and present this at the PES Presidential Poster Session. Children’s Hospital Medical Center Eirene Alexadrou,…

Physical inactivity

Physical Inactivity Among Adults With Arthritis

Approximately one in four U.S. adults have arthritis. Severe joint pain and physical inactivity are common among adults with arthritis and are to poor mental and physical health outcomes. In 2017, marked state-specific variations in prevalences of arthritis, severe joint pain; physical inactivity was observed. Physical inactivity was more prevalent among persons with severe joint…

New HIV Testing

Kamari Partners Support New HIV Testing Programs In Africa

Kamari, a project building an ecosystem of mobile gaming and lotteries with existing licenses in over seven African countries, has partnered with Kinect, a blockchain-based health technology platform focused on advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to fund and promote new HIV testing programs in countries across the African continent. Kinect and Kamari,…

Haematology

Bioimpedance Device Measure for Assessing Lymphedema Risk in Women

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema, painful swelling in the arm after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a study led by Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, Martha Ingram Professor and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt University School…

Transvaginal mesh

Transvaginal Mesh for Prolapse Stirs Controversy

The ban on further sales of transvaginal mesh for pelvic organ prolapse (POP); imposed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month has some people cheering; some saying that an important choice for physicians has lost, and some saying that the decision came too late. The ruling pertains only to transvaginal mesh for…

Short sleep

Fingerprint Of Sleep Habits As Warning Sign For Heart disease

Chronic short sleep is with increased risk of arteries, heart disease, and thus increased morbidity and mortality. New research in Experimental Physiology may have figured out why lack of sleep increases susceptibility; to heart disease and allowing doctors to identify the patients who might need to change their habits before they develop the disease. In…

Pharmacology

Ribosome Biogenesis As New Treatment Strategy for Advanced Cancers

As tumors progress towards advanced stages they dedifferentiate, become more aggressive and lose the characteristics of the origin tissue. They also acquire the migratory capacity that allows the tumor to spread or metastasize to distant sites in the body; eventually causing patient death. For epithelial tumors, to metastasis the tumor cells undergo a process known…

Decision Support App

The Children's Home Of Cincinnati To Test Decision Support App

Clarigent Health, a technology company building a clinical decision support tool for mental health professionals, is partnering with The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, a leading provider of education and mental health treatment for children facing significant challenges, to complete a pilot study using Clarigent’s mobile decision support app. The Clarigent app uses artificial intelligence and…