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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…

Neurologic Diseases

Drugs Plays Role In Treating Neurologic Diseases

Out-of-pocket costs for drugs used to treat neurologic diseases including dementia and Parkinson’s disease (PD) have increased exponentially over the past 13 years with the most dramatic increase for multiple sclerosis (MS) medications, new research shows. Investigators found that average out-of-pocket costs for patients on MS drugs were 20 times higher in 2016 than they were in 2004.…

Knee Replacements

Risk Factors For Patients Undergoing Knee Replacements

In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males; so those with chronic pulmonary disease, diabetes, liver disease; also a higher body mass index…

Anesthesiology

Extreme Cold, Requires Only Local Anesthesia,

The study find that the Percutaneous ultrasound-guided breast cryoablation is a minimally invasive technique that kills targeted tissue with extreme cold; therefore requires only local anesthesia; and takes less than 45 minutes to complete Breast cryoablation using percutaneous ultrasound (US) guidance is a minimally invasive technique that kills target tissue with extreme cold. The procedure requires…

Immune Haematology

New Insights About How Intestine Maximizes Nutrient Uptake

The researches find that the As food enters the intestine, it embarks on windy, lengthy journey. For most of the route, its surroundings don’t appear to change much. But new research from Rockefeller’s Daniel Mucida shows that the food processing canal consists of compartments that pace the immune system’s reactions to the food passing through…

Perinatal Death Increased in Home Compared With Hospital Births

Perinatal Death Increased in Home Compared To Hospital Births

Babies born outside of hospital were around three times more likely to die than those born in hospital; according to new research from Israel. “This study matches the findings of larger studies conducted; in the United States and confirmed our hypothesis that childbirth in non-hospital settings; is far more dangerous than in hospitals,” said coauthor…

Digital Health

Study Shows Digital Health Relate Websites Helps Patients

In the dizzying swirl of health-related websites, social media and smartphone apps, finding a reliable source of health information can be a challenge. A group of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University schools of medicine and public health, as well as the university’s Apply Physics Laboratory, have mapped out a course to navigate that complicate…

Murray valley encephalitis virus

Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus

The virus is very rare and having chances of contracting the disease is extremely low, but not being is the best defense. Murray Valley encephalitis virus is named after the Murray Valley in south-eastern Australia. The virus was first isolated from patients who died from encephalitis during an outbreak there in 1951. Western Australian health authorities recently issued…

Radio therapy

Proton Cancer Therapy Cuts Side Effects

the study find that the proton therapy resulted in cure rates similar to those of X-ray radiation therapy; the study finds. Study is the first major side-by-side comparison of side effects related to proton therapy and X-ray radiation therapy. Therefore It included almost 1,500 patients receiving combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy for lung, brain, head…