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Medical Lab Tests

Top 25 Medical Lab Tests Around The World

A recent study can help governments understand which diagnostic laboratory tests are most important when developing universal health coverage systems. Researchers from five countries found that diagnostic laboratory tests are used similarly around the world, even though the institutions they studied differed in terms of poverty levels, health systems and prevalence of disease. “Even though poorer countries have many…

Maternal Nutrition

Maternal Nutrition Practices in Uttar Pradesh, India

Despite strong policy and program commitment, essential maternal nutrition services are not reaching enough women in many countries. This paper examined multi-factorial determinants (personal, family, community, and health services) associated with maternal nutrition practices in Uttar Pradesh, India. Data were from a household survey of pregnant (n=667) and recently delivered women (n=1,835). Multivariable regression analyses were conduct to examine the…

Maxillary Sinusitis

Radiographic Characteristics Of Odontogenic Maxillary Sinusitis

Odontogenic pain originating from the maxillary sinus can pose a diagnostic challenge for the clinician. As the roots of the maxillary posterior teeth are close to the floor of the sinus, along with common innervation, there is a probable reason for pathosis of the sinus to cause dental symptoms. It is believe the breach of…

Immune hematology

E-cigarettes Weaken Immune System’s Response

The study find that the immune system differently. Researchers noted that e-cigarette use may specifically impair patients’ adaptive antiviral immune response. Because “While both cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor are inhaled; therefore  there is some evidence that suggests the immune system responds differently to these products, but no one has look at e-cigarettes and viral…

Cancer Cells

Novel Therapeutics Target And Destroy The Cancer Cells

An article in Cancer Research suggest that senescent cells are of significant importance in further research seeking to better understand how tumor cells evade existing cancer therapies and hide in a state of dormancy and to inform the development of novel cancer therapeutics. Scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center may have uncovered a primary method…

Psychotic Disorders

Brain Network Connectivity In Patients With Psychotic Disorders

Researchers from McLean Hospital and Yale University have published findings of their study of large scale systems in the brain, findings that could improve understanding of the symptoms and causes of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and other mental illnesses. Their paper, “Functional Connectomics of Affective and Psychotic Pathology, details their investigation into brain network connectivity in…

Human DNA

Chewing Gums Reveal The Oldest Scandinavian Human DNA

There are few human bones of this age, close to 10,000 years old, in Scandinavia, and not all of them have preserve enough DNA for archaeogenetic studies. In fact, the DNA from these newly examine chewing gums is the oldest human DNA sequenced from this area so far. The DNA derive from three individuals, two…

Hormone Treatment

Mild Thyroid Problems In Adults Against Hormone Treatment

Thyroid hormones should not be routinely offer to adults with a mildly underactive thyroid gland (known as subclinical hypothyroidism), said a panel of international experts in The BMJ. Their strong recommendation against hormone treatment is base on new evidence that it does not improve quality of life, or symptoms including low mood and fatigue. Better decisions…

Air Quality

Air Quality Was Improved Leads To Fewer New Asthma Cases In Kids

Improved air quality in the Los Angeles region is linked to roughly 20% fewer new asthma cases in children, according to a USC study that tracked Southern California children over a 20-year period. The research expands on the landmark USC Children’s Health Study, which a few years ago found that children’s lungs had grown stronger…

Maternity And child health

Autism is Not Linked to Eating Fish in pregnacy

The study find that the assumption that mercury exposure during pregnancy ;is a major cause of autism using evidence from nearly 4500 women who took part in the Children of the 90s study. Therefore Using analysis of blood samples; reported fish consumption and information on autism and autistic traits from one of the largest longitudinal…

Lung Cancer

Brigatinib’s Rare Side Effects May Help Lung Cancer Patients

Brigatinib is a next-generation ALK inhibitor that earned FDA approval in 2017 as a second line therapy after treatment with crizotinib for ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer. Recently, clinical trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the 2018 World Conference on Lung Cancer show its promise as a first-line…

Sun Protection

Campaign For People To Protect Themselves From Sun

The pain Sara Langill felt in her right hip didn’t concern her much, until she felt a lump as she massage tendons near her hip flexors following a soccer game. They felt this thing that felt like a rubbery grape,” recalls Langill, 33. Thinking it might be a hernia, she went to the doctor. Within…