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Bladder Cancer

Urine Tests For Bladder Cancer Improve Patient Outcomes

Two new urine tests appear to accurately detect bladder cancer, determine its severity and detect its recurrence, investigators report. The tests look at activity and levels of V1, a gene variant upregulated in bladder cancer that dissolves natural sugars in the mucosal lining of the fist-size bladder, making it more vulnerable to cancer. Investigators hope…

Tree Disease

Tangible Landscape Help Forest Stakeholders To Fight Tree Disease

When a new, more aggressive strain of the pathogen that causes sudden oak death turned up in Oregon, scientists and stakeholders banded together to try to protect susceptible trees and the region’s valuable timber industry. Sudden oak death is a serious threat. Since 1994, the disease has killed millions of trees in California and Oregon.…

Cardiac Arrest

Women Are Less Resuscitated And Survive Cardiac Arrest Than Men

Women who have a cardiac arrest outside the hospital setting are less likely to receive resuscitation from bystanders and more likely to die than men, according to new research publish in the European Heart Journal today. The researchers, led by cardiologist Dr. Hanno Tan (MD, Ph.D.) at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), find that…

Family medicine

Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations

The study find that the Health care is different from other goods and services: the health care product is ill-define, the outcome of care is uncertain; large segments of the industry are dominate by nonprofit providers; and payments are make by third parties such as the government and private insurers. Many of these factors are…

Kratom

Kratom Used During Pregnancy Might Have Adverse Effect On Babies

In the past couple of years, two newborn babies in Buffalo experienced withdrawal; as a result of their exposure to kratom in utero. One was describe in a case report by University at Buffalo physicians; published earlier this month in the Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. It was titled “Natural drugs, not so natural effects; neonatal…

Pathogens

Pathogens Use Sophisticated Molecular Machinery To Infect Hosts

Gastric cancer, Q fever, Legionnaires’ disease, whooping cough though the infectious bacteria; that cause these dangerous diseases are each different, they all utilize the same molecular machinery to infect human cells. Bacteria use this machinery, called a Type IV secretion system (T4SS), to inject toxic molecules into cells; and also to spread genes for antibiotic…

Children

Computer Based Training Study In Children With Fragile X Syndrome

No significant difference in outcomes was observe in children and adolescents with fragile X syndrome (FXS) receiving adaptive versus nonadaptive in-home cognitive training, according to a study publish online April 15 in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The cognitive phenotype of FXS is characterize by prominent deficits in executive function (EF), including problems with working…

Aviation medicine

Space Tourism Is About to Push Civilian Astronaut Medicine

The study find that In a new paper; a trio of space medicine experts kickstart that process by reviewing some critical aspects of the field for general practitioners who may find themselves caring for patients planning flights. Therefore “Historically; space medicine is the purview of doctors that took care of highly selected populations of astronauts…

Athletes

Commonly Female Athletes Have Naturally Higher Testosterone Levels

Top performing female athletes are more likely to have naturally occurring higher testosterone levels, which sporting regulations should take into account, according to findings to be presented in Lyon; so at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019. The researchers show that top female athletes are more likely to have higher testosterone levels…

Pediatrics

Earlier Bedtimes Help Kids Fight Obesity

The researches find that childhood obesity rates high, many studies have investigated lifestyle factors that can make a difference which ones increase the risk and which ones reduce it. Beyond diet; a lack of sleep has been linked to weight gain both in adults and children; so it’s important that kids get enough shuteye; even with…

Radio therapy

Proton Therapy Lowers Risk of Side-Effects

The researches find that the Cancer patients getting proton therapy instead of traditional photon radiation are at a significantly lower risk of experiencing side-effects from their radiation therapy; while cure rates are almost identical between the two groups. Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania conducted the largest review of…

Sleep

Eliminating Extended Work Shifts Improves Sleep Duration For Physicians

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was base primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first year residents who…