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Gram-Negative Bacteria

Biology Of Antibiotics In Gram-Negative Bacteria

Bacteria have fascinating properties. They adapt excellently to their respective environment, and they existed long before humans. Their toughness has led to the fact that bacteria have successfully spread all over the world for three billion years; even in places where humans could not survive, for example in the hottest springs and in the coldest…

Geriatrics

Over-70s Still in Work More Than Doubles in a Decade

The study find that the  people aged over 70 who are still working has more than doubled in a decade to nearly half a million; new research has shown. The number of those aged over 70 who are in full- or part-time employment has been steadily rising year on year for the past decade; according…

Congenital syphilis

The Deadly Effects Of Congenital Syphilis

Syphilis is a bacterial infection spread through oral, vaginal and anal sex. It is treatable and curable with antibiotics. Syphilis causes sores that are usually painless but can spread the bacterium to other people. It can also be passed from an infected pregnant woman to her fetus, risking miscarriage, stillbirth or birth deformities. The second…

Researchers Found Social Inequalities In Children's Body Mass index

Researchers Found Social Inequalities In Children’s Body Mass Index

Researchers from Trinity College have found  social and economic inequalities in children’s body mass index (BMI); emerge during the pre-school years and across childhood and into early adolescence. These are the striking findings of a study publish in the international, peer-review journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology today. The findings arise from Trinity’s involvement with the…

Carpal Arch

Investigation Of Sex Based Differences In The Carpal Arch

The carpal tunnel is formed by the transverse carpal ligament (TCL) at its volar boundary and the carpal bones at its medial, lateral, and dorsal boundaries. The tunnel serves as a passageway for the median nerve and digit flexor tendons. The median nerve is situat beneath the TCL and provides motor and sensory function to…

Contribution Of Non coding Mutations To Autism Risk

Contribution Of Non Coding Mutations To Autism Risk

Many mutations in DNA that contribute to disease are not in actual genes; but instead lie in the 99% of the genome once considered “junk”; Even though scientists have recently come to understand that these vast stretches of DNA do in fact play critical roles; deciphering these effects on a wide scale has been impossible…

Sports

Guidance Updated for Sports Physicals

Updated guidance for the sports physical examination includes expand sections on female athletes and athletes with disabilities and a new section on transgender athletes. The recommendations also include information on legal and ethical issues regarding these exams. The publication, “Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) Monograph, 5th Edition; which was jointly produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American…

Sri Lanka

Time Series Analysis In The Health Division of Sri Lanka

Dengue has become a major public health problem in Sri Lanka with a considerable economic burden. As a response, in June, 2014, the Ministry of Health initiated a proactive vector control programme; but in partnership with military and police forces, known as the Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) programme; that was target at high-risk Medical Officer of Health (MOH)…

Radio diagnosis

Ultrasound ‘Lung Comets’ Reveal Subclinical Congestion

The researches find that the lung ultrasound (LUS) examinations, which show likely subclinical pulmonary congestion; in outpatients with heart failure (HF). therefore The blinking appearance of “B lines” on LUS images, an artifact cause by echo differences between tissue and accumulated fluid; is a confirmed diagnostic and prognostic indicator of congestion. More B lines; But…

Reasons For Delay In Pelvic Organ Prolapse Revealed

Reasons For Delay In Pelvic Organ Prolapse Revealed

Pelvic organ prolapse is very common – affecting about 40 per cent of women over 40 years of age. It occurs when pelvic organs; the bladder, bowel or womb – descend into the vagina, causing distressing symptoms that adversely affect quality of life. The condition often causes pain and discomfort, incontinence, sexual difficulties and psychological…

Emergency Room

Hospitals Fall Short In Teaching Fall Prevention To Departing Patients

Falls are a leading cause of hospitalizations and emergency room visits among older adults; but until now, little was known about the relationship between falls and hospital readmissions. A new University of Michigan study found that in people 65 or older, fall relate injuries within a month of hospital discharge rank as high as the…

Air Pollution leads to birth defects

Air Pollution Linked To High Risks For Birth Defects

A study came from the Texas A&M University researchers that shows that the harmful particulate matter present in the atmosphere due to air pollution could lead to birth defects and even still births during pregnancy. They used animal models to prove their theories. The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings…