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Treatment for Gama-Sarcoglycanopathy

Treatment For Gamma-Sarcoglycanopathy

Gamma-Sarcoglycanopathy (LGMD2C) is one of the most common limb-girdle myopathies. It affects less than 10 people per 1,000,000 and is characterized by progressive muscle weakness in the pelvis (pelvic girdle) and shoulders (scapular girdle), linked to mutations in the SGCG gene encoding gamma-sarcoglycan. There is currently no cure for this neuromuscular disease. Sarcoglycanopathies are rare…

Anxiety

Rate Of Depression And Anxiety Rising With Senior Health

Manitoba seniors are staying physically healthy longer, but their mental health may be worsening, a massive study of health data by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at the University of Manitoba has find. It found that seniors are living longer, experiencing fewer heart attacks or strokes, and staying longer in the community that…

Hematology

Boy to Complete Full Treatment for Leukemia

The researches find that the boy who is at the center of a legal battle between doctors and his parents is in remission according to his mother. Therefore Taylor Bland announced on Facebook and Go Fund Me that her son Noah is “cancer free” after completing the induction phase of chemotherapy. Additionally, Bland stated the…

Nuclear medicine

PET-CT Scanning is Integral to Treating Patients

The study find the cancer patients in Thames Valley will receive a poorer service because NHS England has decided to take a contract for PET-CT scanning away from Oxford university hospitals (OUH) ; buttrust and hand it to the private firm In Health. Therefore They have heavily criticised NHS England’s behaviour and judgment over the…

Omega-3 Fish Oils

Omega-3 Fish Oils and Inflammation: Beyond Heart Health

Omega-3s and other healthy oils are the building blocks for cell membranes. When a healthy cell becomes damaged, the torn cell membrane becomes the chemical signals to bring in the repair crew. The repair crew are the white bloods cells, and the inflammatory mediators that cause swelling and redness. For an acute injury, the inflammatory…

Lung Transplant

Double Lung Transplant; The Rare Surgery

After her second double-lung transplant in 2012, Cassie Stanley was able to travel to Miami, Mexico and Las Vegas, root for her beloved Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, work as a nanny and land a job as a paraprofessional at her local elementary school. But then, about a year ago, when Stanley and her boyfriend…

Skeletal Muscle Formation

3D Genome Regulates Onset Of Skeletal Muscle Formation

A new study from the University of Minnesota Medical School clarifies how the three-dimensional organization; but the genome is regulate at the onset of skeletal muscle formation. Although the DNA sequence of the genome is a linear code, like a long sentence; the actual DNA molecule twists and folds in 3D space. With some sequences…

India’s Healthcare

Staff Shortages In India’s Healthcare Delivery System

Public spending on healthcare has not crossed 1.28% of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the last decade. With disease transition where more Indians afflict lifestyle diseases; than communicable diseases–under way, human resource shortages and a continuing fund crunch affect India’s health goals. This is the concluding part of a four-part IndiaSpend-Observer Research Foundation series on…

Alzheimer's

Coat Of Proteins Makes Facilitates Plaque Formation In Alzheimer’s

New research from Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet shows that viruses interact with proteins in the biological fluids of their host which results in a layer of proteins on the viral surface. This coat of proteins makes the virus more infectious and facilitates the formation of plaques characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.…

pharmacology

Patients with Pancreatic Cancer Miss Out on Treatment

The researches find that the prolonging survival with treatment; one-third of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer do not see a medical oncologist; and even more do not receive cancer-directed treatment Pancreatic cancer has a high death rate and is often diagnosed in advanced stages. Pancreatic cancer is a malignant neoplasm of the pancreas. Each year in…

Pro Athletes

Study Analyzes Mortality Risks Among Pro Athletes

Professional football players appear to have a somewhat elevated risk of death, including higher risk of succumbing to cardiac and neurodegenerative diseases, compared with professional baseball players of similar age, according to new research. The findings raise important questions about sport-specific differences in disease development and the mechanisms that drive the elevated risk. Such mechanisms…

Nurse Anesthetists

Invaluable Role Of CRNAs And Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) have been providing anesthesia care in the United States (US) for nearly 150 years. But historically, anesthesia care for surgical patients was mainly provided by trained nurses under the supervision of surgeons; until the establishment of anesthesiology as a medical specialty in the US. Currently, all 50 US states utilize…