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Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Among Older Adults

More Americans are with eye complications of shingles, but older adults can call the shots; on whether they are protected from the painful rash that can cost them their eyesight. Among a group of 21 million adults, occurrences of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO); when shingles get in the eyes, tripled during a 12-year-period, according to…

Ebola Deaths

Ebola Deaths in DRCongo Reported To Reach 26

A total of 26 people died of Ebola in a single day in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province, the highest daily toll since its outbreak nearly nine months ago, the health ministry said Tuesday. The current outbreak is the second deadliest on record, after the epidemic that struck West Africa; but in…

Sunscreens

Sunscreens Can Work Their Way Into The Bloodstream

Sunscreens are one of the most essential means to protect oneself from the harmful UV rays of the sun and protect oneself from skin cancer. Skin cancer, say health officials, remains one of the most common cancers diagnose in the United States. Millions of people use sunscreens with an SPF of over 15 when stepping…

Community Space

Community Space: Medicine To Start A Transformative Renovation

As the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine prepares to start a transformative renovation this year; Director and Head Librarian Elaine Martin is excited about creating new ways to serve the academic and personal; needs of the Harvard Medical School community. Mindful that she is at the helm of an institution with a storied past;…

TBI Victims

Public Health Initiative Increases Survival Rates Of Severe TBI Victims

The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative led by University of Arizona researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients has double the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and triple the survival rate among those who were intubated. The Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care Project, or EPIC; so is the first…

Kinesiology

Postpartum: Depression And Exercise With Kinesiology Expert

May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in nine mothers in the U.S. will experience symptoms of postpartum depression. In addition to her research tied to exercise and mental health; Lewis is also conducting studies tied to high-intensity interval training (HIIT); for improving physical activity…

Radio daignosis

Portable Imaging System Develop in Mass Screening

Scoliosis conditions are detect early and monitor frequently, thanks to the portable imaging system develop by PolyU’s experts in scoliosis research. The first-of-its-kind palm-sized 3-D ultrasound imaging system for radiation-free scoliosis assessment, name Scolioscan Air makes possible accurate, safe and cost-efficient mass screening. Scoliosis is one of the most prevalent spinal diseases affecting adolescents. Portable…

Radio therapy

Promising New Techniques for Cardiovascular PET

In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications volume 4, issue 1, pp. 13-24(12) ;, Austin A. Robinson, MD and Jamieson M. Bourque, MD, MHS from the Cardiovascular Division and the Cardiovascular Imaging Center, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA consider emerging techniques for cardiovascular PET. Consider emerging techniques…

Gastroenterology

Protein-Digesting Enzyme Help Improve Metabolic Health

Blocking the action of an enzyme involved in protein digestion may improve metabolic health, according to a new study published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. The paper is chose as an APS select article for May. Trypsin an enzyme that bonds to proteins is the primary enzyme responsible…

Medical genetics

Genome Editing Helps Decipher a Congenital Liver Disease

Congenital hepatic fibrosis (CHF) is a rare genetic disease that causes malformation and fibrosis (scarring) of the liver. Occurring in roughly one out of every 20,000 births, CHF can lead to an enlarged liver; impaired blood flow to the intestines (portal hypertension); infection of the bile ducts and liver failure. In severe cases, a liver…

Physically Active

Well Being Associate With More Physically Active Lifestyle In Midlife

Men and women with high mental well being at the age of 42 were more physically active at the age of 50 compared to those who got lower scores in mental well-being at age 42. Different exercise activities are related to the different dimensions of well-being in midlife. Physical activity or exercise can improve your…

Health Insurance

Universal Health Coverage For All On World Health Day

The World Health Organization marks April 7 as World Health Day. The WHO’s primary goal is to achieve universal health coverage for all anybody, regardless of their age, income, or pre-existing health condition, should be able to avail medical treatment and hospitalization without financial difficulties. While universal health coverage exists in some countries, in India,…