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Geriatrics

In Older Adults Anger is More Harmful Than Sadness

An older person’s physical health than sadness; potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer; according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. “As most people age; they simply cannot do the activities they once did; or they may experience the loss of a spouse…

Anesthesiology

Ketamine: Anesthetic For Animals To Drugs Used By The Young

The study shows that Ketamine, categorize as a “dissociative anesthetic;” is used in powder or liquid form as an anesthetic, usually on animals. It is inject, consume in drinks, snorted; or added to joints or cigarettes. At high doses, users experience an effect referred to as “K-Hole;” an “out of body” or “near-death” experience. Due…

Transfusion medicine

Lymphoma Cells Grow Uncontrollably

The study shows that lymphoma is generally easily treatable today, many aspects of the disease still remain a mystery. A team at the Max Delbrück Center led by Professor Claus Scheidereit has now identified an important signaling molecule in the biology of this lymphoma; lymphotoxin-alpha (LTA). It helps the cancer to grow unimpeded for example;…

Gym

Gym For A Strength Training Workout

You don’t have to go to the gym for a strength-training workout. With these three moves, your own body weight provides the resistance needed to develop key muscles. Start with the classic wall sit. Press your back into a wall and slide it down the wall as you walk your feet out in front of you, bending…

Dementia

Effectiveness Of Cognitive Tests For Diagnosing Dementia

Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a group of symptoms; with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 % of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke; is the…

Ovarian cancer

Precise Diagnosis And Treatment Of Ovarian Cancer

Oncologists may soon have an accurate and inexpensive way of differentiating between types of ovarian cancer; that will improve how patients are treated; thanks to findings from a national research study co-led out of the University of Alberta. “One of the issues with ovarian cancer is that we cannot fully decipher between subtypes,” said Lynne…

Teen Growing Up

Teen Growing Up In Areas Of Income Inequality

The study, published today in the journal JAMA Pediatrics; was conducting by an international team led by Prof. Frank Elgar, of Mcgill University, and other Canadian researchers together with scholars from Ireland, Poland, Romania, and Israel. The researchers utilized 35 years of data from the World Health Organization’s; Health Behaviors in School-Aged Children (HBSC) study, a…

Bone Cells

Bone Cells Suppress Cancer Metastases

In breast cancer, there are cases of women and men whose cancer returns in their bones 20-30 years after they were treated for their primary disease and thought they were cancer-free. What was happening in bones that allowed the cancer cells to remain there for up to 30 years; alive but in a sleeping state,…