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Firearm Mortality

Firearm Mortality Highest In Young Men

Firearms are a leading contributor to mortality in men aged 15-34 years in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia, according to an observational study using national data for 106.3 million deaths, including 2.5 million firearm deaths in these 4 countries, published in The Lancet Public Health journal. Although the number of firearm deaths has report at the…

Kidney

Scientists Engineer Vascularized Kidney Tissue

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) researchers have show the feasibility of bioengineering vascularized functional renal tissues for kidney regeneration, developing a partial augmentation strategy that may be a more feasible and practical approach than creating whole organs. The use of this scaffold system address the challenges associate with vascularization and may be an…

Sunburns

Homemade Sunscreens Used For Sunburns

Social media and other online tools have change the way people seek from sunburns and share health information. Recent consumer interest in natural, organic, and ethically made personal care products has led to an increase of share recipes for homemade products including sunscreen. A new study conduct by researchers at the Center for Injury Research;…

Hearing Aids

Lower Cost Alternatives To Hearing Aids Option For Some Patients

Over-the-counter (OTC) personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) may be useful lower-cost alternatives to hearing aids (HAs) for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss, a study publish online May 16 in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery shows. The results indicate that basic and premium HAs were not superior to the PSAP in patients with mild to moderate hearing impairment,…

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…