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Cigarettes Users

The Quitting Tendency of E-cigarettes and Traditional Cigarettes Users

MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers conducted a study which suggested; that parents who use both traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes may be more receptive to smoking cessation interventions; than parents who only smoke traditional cigarettes. The researchers factors associated with dual use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes vs. cigarette-only smokers; assessed by self-report. The study also…

Blood Pressure

Stroke Is The Fifth Leading Cause Of Death In Most Countries

Strokes are common but not inevitable. There are ways you can reduce your risk, starting with your blood pressure. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of permanent disability, said Dr. Gary Bernardini, neurology chair at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens. Stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to…

Suicide Attempts

What’s Tinnitus? Ear Condition Shockingly Linked To Suicide Attempts

An unstoppable ringing, buzzing or hissing sensation felt in the ears in the absence of a visible source can make people want to kill themselves, a new study has found.The noise disturbance called tinnitus is not a separate condition to be treated by itself; so rather it’s symptomatic of other conditions like hearing loss, dementia…

Anesthesiology

Topical Anesthetic May Not Reduce Distress From Nasogastric

A nasal spray containing lidocaine and phenylephrine appears to be no better than placebo in relieving procedure-relate distress in infants and young children undergoing nasogastric-tube insertion, Australian researchers are find. “Having a nasogastric tube placed is really uncomfortable. There are studies in adults which suggest that they make it hurt less by using a numbing…

Mom and baby

Moms Overlook Postpartum Care After Giving Birth

The three trimesters of pregnancy are filled with doctor’s appointments, preparations and careful surveillance of the health of both mom and baby. However, in the months after their baby is born, known as the fourth trimester, priorities often shift for new moms, and their own health can fall to the bottom of their to-do lists.…

Nuclear medicine

PET and MRI Scans To Assess Brain Health Treatment

Carmichael and colleagues will use Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans to assess brain health in study participants. Because And to being a treatment center for cancer; Therefore Mary Bird Perkins has unique expertise with imaging technologies that can also permit assessment of brain health. The imaging technologies Approximately 200 Bogalusa…

Pharmacology

Study Predicts More Than 50% Rise in Chemotherapy

To deliver optimal treatment by 2040, a significant expansion of the chemotherapy workforce is needed. Between 2018 and 2040, therefore the number of patients requiring first-line chemotherapy treatment each year is predicted to rise from 9.8 million to 15 million (53%) globally; if there were full application of evidence-based guidelines. Because This is according to…

Chronic kidney disease

Thickening Of Blood Vessels After Kidney Transplant

Chronic kidney disease is a major health concern in this country afflicting more than eight million Americans. When kidney function declines to a certain level, patients have end-stage renal disease and require either dialysis or transplantation to sustain their life. Currently, more than 340,000 people are on dialysis; with 106,000 new patients added in 2006.…

Thimphu hospital

Neonatal Deaths At Thimphu National Referral Hospital

According to the hospital’s record, about 59 babies were admitting; at the NICU between January and April, this year. Of this, about 17 babies (28%) died. Of a total of 208 babies admitted to the NICU last year, 53 preterm deaths (25%) were recorded. But the death of eight babies at the Neonatal intensive care…

Clinical Trials

New Stroke Treatment Moves Toward Clinical Trials

A stroke treatment develop by researcher Byron Ford at the University of California, Riverside, has moved toward clinical trials. The treatment focuses on neuregulins, a family of naturally occurring proteins that has shown promise for treating stroke, a leading cause of death in the United States and the major cause of long-term disability. During stroke,…

Blood-brain barrier

Blood-Brain Barrier In The Fight Against Alzheimer's

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a highly selective semipermeable border that separates the circulating blood; from the brain and extracellular fluid in the central nervous system (CNS). The blood-brain barrier is formed by endothelial cells of the capillary wall, astrocyte end-feet ensheathing the capillary; pericytes embedded in the capillary basement membrane. The non-invasive procedure uses low-intensity focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain…

General medicine

You Should Include Natural Sources of Fiber in Your Diet

Interest in low-carb diets such as the ketogenic diet or Atkins has grown in recent years. However, like bad fats” and “good fats”; carbohydrates can also be segregated into “bad carbs” and “good carbs” depending on their sugar levels and fiber content. Studies show that eating foods that are high in fiber (such as whole…