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Antibiotics

Prophylactic Antibiotics: Infection Rates After Childbirth

Administering just a single dose of antibiotics after an assisted birth; could prevent women from experiencing painful infections. In a major trial involving 3,420 women at 27 units across Britain; a single dose of antibiotics given within six hours of childbirth almost halved the number of infections; among mothers whose births medically assisted using forceps…

Gastroenterology

Link Between Herbicide and Human Liver Disease

Researcher find that liver disease in animal models. In a new study, the first of its kind; therefore researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report an association between the herbicide and negative effects upon the human liver. Fatty liver disease is also referr to as Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)…

Black Community

Harm Of Sexual Abuse In The Black Community

To understand this harm, The general idea of cultural betrayal trauma theory is that some minorities develop what I call “(intra)cultural trust” love, loyalty, attachment, connection, responsibility and solidarity with each other to protect themselves from a hostile society. Within-group violence, such as a black perpetrator harming a black victim; is a violation of this…

Brain circuits

Neural Circuit Modulates Memory Strength

Learning to avoid negative experiences requires an interplay of two distinct brain circuits, one to interpret and drive learning, and the other, unexpectedly; to dial in the strength of that memory, a new fruit fly study shows. “This kind of gain control is probably present in many levels of the nervous system; in many organisms,”…

Anesthesiology

Ketamine That Promises to Heal Depression

The study find that Ketamine is a drug used in human and veterinary medicine. Because Its hydrochloride salt is sells  as Ketanest, Ketaset, and Ketalar. Pharmacologically; ketamine is classify as an NMDA receptor antagonist. Therefore At high; fully anesthetic level doses; ketamine has also been find to bind to opioid μ receptors type 2 in culture…

Diet with fish

Health Benefit: Substituting Red And Processed Meat With Fish

The average Dane will gain a health benefit from substituting part of the red and processed meat in their diet with fish; according to calculations from the National Food Institute; Technical University of Denmark. Men over 50 and women of childbearing age, in particular, would benefit from such a change in diet. Fish is an…

Space environment

Regulation Of Energy Balance During Space Flight

Humans have been present in space for more than 50 years. Data generated during human spaceflights have demonstrated that the space environment; by microgravity, 90-min light/dark cycles, and confinement; impacts almost all physiological systems inducing a myriad of adaptive responses. These alterations of the body’s physiology can jeopardize crew health and performance and thereby impact…

Ear Infections

First Smartphone App That Can Hear Ear Infections In Children

Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health. This condition occurs when fluid builds up in the middle ear behind the eardrum and is infected. This buildup is also common in another condition called otitis media with effusion. Any kind of…

Alcohol Consumption in India

Economic And Health Impact Of Alcohol Consumption in India

The health and economic consequences of alcohol consumption was assessing mainly in developing countries. This study aims to estimate health impact and economic burden attributable to alcohol use in India. Alcohol related health impact and economic burden obtained from the studies conducted in developed countries; cannot be generalizing to India because of the different socioeconomic milieu…

HIV/AIDS

Differences In Rates of HIV/AIDS Within African Nations

Despite the rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) since 2000; HIV/AIDS is still the most common cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa; according to data from the Global Burden of Disease. A new scientific paper reveals striking variation in HIV prevalence at provincial and district levels. The paper, published in Nature, provides precise geographic estimates…

Herpes

The Line Between Different Recombinant Versions Of Herpes

The line between the human herpes simplex viruses—HSV-1 and HSV-2—is blurrier than previously thought, according to a new study published this week in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Researchers found that HSV-1 and HSV-2 are mixing together to result in several new, different recombinant versions of herpes. “The main implication is that HSV-1 and HSV-2 are…

Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits Could Prevent Cancer Cases In Brazil

Lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight and obesity, unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are associated with a third of all deaths caused by 20 types of cancer in Brazil, according to a new epidemiological study. Published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, the study shows that lifestyle risk factors account for 114,497…