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Viruses Impacts

Viruses Impacts Susceptibility To Future Infections

The findings, published in eLife, help to address a fundamental question in infectious disease biology: why are some individuals genetically resistant to infection; while others are genetically susceptible? Answering this question has potential implications for reducing disease, for example where genetic variation plays a role in a mosquito’s ability to transmit malaria. “Whether you look at humans…

Fibrocytes

Fibrocytes Might Be Used For Regenerative Therapies

A new study by a University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researcher shows that someday; fibrocytes may be used for regenerative therapies for people who need to have their vocal folds; or other tissues rebuilt after damage or loss. Nathan Welham, associate professor of surgery; and colleagues published their study of fibrocytes…

Microbiology

Technology Support Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

The incorporation of information technology (IT) into an antimicrobial stewardship program help improve efficiency of the interventions and facilitate tracking and reporting of key metrics, including outcomes, according to a Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) white paper published in the society’s journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Reporting of key metrics Antimicrobial resistance…

Geriatrics

Robopets' Provide Comfort and Reduce Loneliness of Older Care

Researchers found evidence that ‘robopets‘ can provide comfort and pleasure and reduce agitation and loneliness. Funded by NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South West Peninsula PenCLAHRC), the study also found that robopets increase social interaction with other residents, family members and staff, often through acting as a stimulus for conversation.…

Health And Aging

Links A General Intelligence Health And Aging

The relations among intelligence, health, and aging have well established by Deary and his colleagues (2010). One of the most comprehensive demonstrations of these relations is based on more than 70,000 people who followed from childhood to the age of 79 years. The key finding was that each 1-standard-deviation increase in intelligence at age 11…

Concussion Injuries

Female Athletes At Greater Risk For Post Concussion Injuries

A study of more than 300 collegiate athletes show a significant association for the women between reported, unreported, and “any” concussions and knee injuries, and between unrecognized concussions and lateral ankle sprains. The men only show a significant association between unrecognized concussion and any type of lower extremity injury. The results suggest that “females are…

Cancer Patients

Immunotherapy Is Right Choice For Colorectal Cancer Patients

Foundational research by a City of Hope physician scientist and his colleagues could one day help metastatic colorectal cancer patients decide whether to choose immunotherapy or chemotherapy as their first treatment option. Immunotherapy is the new, hot thing, but sometimes traditional chemotherapy can be a better choice, said Marwan Fakih, M.D., senior author of the…

Healthy Life

Older Adults With Obesity May Have Fewer Years Of Healthy Life

A team of researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School find that older adults with obesity could expect fewer years of remaining life, at age 60, 70 and 80, with no limitation in physical function and no limitation in activities of daily living compare to individuals of normal weight. The results of this study are publish in…

Asthma

New Data Shows It's Tough To Have Lung Disease

People with asthma have the lowest overall health literacy according to a first of its kind national health survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The survey uses a survey tool develop by Swinburne’s Distinguish Professor of Health Sciences Richard Osborne. Alongside people with mental health and behaviour problems; so those with asthma indicate…

Health Care In India

Modicare Might Provide Highest Quality Health Care In India

The government must take a more active approach in not just helping Indians pay for healthcare; but making sure they are getting the highest quality care possible, the researchers write in the report. India’s ambitious health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat; but marks a significant step towards universal health coverage but the government should ensure; that…

Brain Implants

Experimental Brain Implants Studied As Opioid Deaths Rise

Patient Number One is a thin man, with a scabby face and bouncy knees. His head, shaved in preparation for surgery, is wrapped in a clean, white cloth. Years of drug use cost him his wife, his money and his self-respect; hence before landing him in this drab yellow room at a Shanghai hospital; so…

Skin Cancer

Sunscreens Are Safe, Effective To Use As Defense Against Skin Cancer

The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) today reassure Australians that sunscreens are safe and effective to use as a line of defence against skin cancer. The results of the study release yesterday should not undermine public confidence in sunscreens. Skin cancers are cancers that arise from the skin. They are due to the development of abnormal cells that have the ability…