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Antibiotics

Large Number Of Common Antibiotics Found In River

Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times; the first ever global study has discovered. Researchers looked for 14 commonly used antibiotics in rivers in 72 countries across six continents; and found antibiotics at 65% of the sites monitored. Metronidazole, which is used to treat…

COPD

Women Are Affected By COPD Harder Than Men

Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appear to have a harder time than men with the progressive lung disorder, a new study suggests. Smoking is its leading cause, and while women report smoking less than men, those with COPD have more trouble breathing, more frequent flare-ups and a poorer quality of life, researchers find.…

Diagnostic Test

FDA OKs First Diagnostic Test for Prosthetic Joint Infections

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first test to help detect peri-prosthetic joint infection in the synovial fluid of patients being evaluated for revision surgery. But the Synovasure Lateral Flow Test Kit (CD Diagnostics Inc) detects human alpha defensins in the synovial fluid of patients who have undergone total joint replacement. The…

Rheumatoid arthritics

Need to Know About Alternatives to Surgery

The study find that the Arthritis in the knees can strike people as young as 45; with symptoms severe enough to limit activities and harm quality of life. What can be done about it First; know that inactivity isn’t the answer. You need to move, so try low-impact exercises like walking and swimming. Researchers are…

Ophthalmology

3D Printing Cornea Tissue to Combat Blindness

The researches find that the 3D printed cornea tissue to facilitate the healing of wounds in the eye. Therefore Using a novel hydrogel, the company’s bioprinted tissue promotes scarless healing of wounds in the cornea through a regenerative process. Corneal opacities are estimate by the World Health Organization (WHO) to account for 7% of all…

Enzyme Levels

PDIA1 Enzyme Levels Diagnose Cardiovascular Disease

The investigation was conduct under the aegis of the Center for Research on Redox Processes in Biomedicine (Redoxome); one of the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs); fund the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). Redoxome is host USP’s Chemistry Institute. Measuring the blood plasma levels of an enzyme called PDIA1 could one day become; a…

Exercise

Brain Health Can Be Managed By Exercise

There’s a lot you can learn from your elders, starting with the results of a multi-year study of exercise and brain health in seniors. Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Miami compared results of two sets of brain scans and tests measuring memory and thinking skills in 876 seniors. The tests were done…

urology

Prostate Cancer Disappears With Equal Access

The study find that the prostate cancer in an analysis that looked at how black and white men had fared when treated in settings where patients had standardized access to care. Previous research found that black men were nearly 2.5 times more likely to die of prostate cancer when compared with non-Hispanic white men; note…

Healthcare setting in Sri Lanka

A Premier Tertiary Healthcare Setting Of Sri Lanka

Aims of the study were to assess the length of morphologically normal kidneys ultrasonically and to build models to predict the renal lengths with the view of preparing prospective context-specific normograms. Accurate prediction of reference ranges of renal lengths facilitates clinical decision making. But currently a single renal-length-reference chart is use for both kidneys; which…

Human DNA Helps Viruses Cause Cancer

Human DNA Helps Viruses Cause Cancer

The researchers discovering that viruses can exploit the body’s DNA ;dampening its antiviral immune response and allowing infection to take hold more easily. But in some cancer Research UK-funded scientists have discovered that stretches of human DNA act as a traitor to the body’s defenses by helping viruses infect people and trigger cancer-causing diseases; per…

Family medicine

Federal Non-Discrimination Protections in Health Care

The study find that the the administration’s efforts to use federal rules to dismantle civil rights protections in health care for vulnerable populations; particularly transgender and gender non-conforming patients. Therefore  A propose rule; because issue today by the Department of Health and Human Services; would weaken existing regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s non-discrimination in…

Geriatrics

New Neurons Continue to Form in Old Age

The  researchers examining post-mortem brain tissue from people ages 79 to 99 find that new neurons continue to form well into old age. Therefore The study provides evidence that this occurs even in people with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease; although neurogenesis is significantly reduce in these people compare to older ; adults with normal…