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Good Nutrition

Researchers To Blame For Good Nutrition Misinformation

The search for “scientific truth” is never direct. Rather, hills, curves and even the occasional U turn describe the journey. They experience this firsthand as an author of a report publish recently; so in the Journal of The American Medical Association studying the diets of nearly 30,000 individuals. They find evidence of higher rates of…

Radio daignosis

Hospital Cuts MRI Wait Times By 60% in Past Year

In less than a year, patients needing an MRI at Markham Stouffville Hospital have seen a dramatic improvement in waiting times. Try a 60 per cent jump; or an average of 20 days quicker; to get an MRI at MSH down from 51 days in April 2018 to 31 days in April 2019. According to…

Transfusion medicine

The Brave Needs a Blood Transfusion Every Week to Stay Alive

The Ross-shire tot has a blood cancer so rare it affects only one in every 250,000 children  and her only hope of a cure is a bone marrow transplant. Unbeknown to her; she already owes her life to more than 120 strangers is donate blood in the past three months, and her devastated parents know…

Microfluidic Device

New Organ-On-Chip Breakthrough Study

A simple innovation the size of a grain of sand means we can now analyze cells; and tiny particles as if they were inside the human body. The new micro-device for fluid analysis will enable more tailored experiments in drug development and disease research via new ‘organ-on-chip‘ systems. It could also transform water contamination testing…

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever Research In The Philippines Evolving Over Time

Communicable diseases including dengue continue to be major causes of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have review 60 years of publish literature on dengue in the country to identify trends in previous studies and areas where more research is needed. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease…

Media Use

Scientists Find Link Between Digital Media Use And Depression

Adolescents in China who either spend more time on screen activities, such as watching TV or surfing the Web, or less time on non-screen activities, including physical activity, are at risk and significantly more likely to experience depression, according to a new study in the journal Heliyon. A greater association with depression in girls over boys…

Retinal Ganglion Cells

Marine-Steroid Derivative Protects Retinal Ganglion Cells

Retinal ischemia has well-recognized as a key pathological factor for various eye diseases, including acute glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal arterial occlusion. Among these, acute glaucoma is the most common and hazardous eye disorder, especially in East Asian ethnicities. Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injuries of the retina in glaucoma are mainly by the rapid elevation and reduction…

Movements of Cells

Discovering The Protein Responsible Movements of Cells

Researchers from Southwestern Chair of the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics; have suggested that the protein responsible for the crawling movements of cells; but also drives the ability of cancer cells to grow when under stress. The protein is actin, which is also a key component of the contraction apparatus of muscles throughout the body.…

Cigarettes Users

The Quitting Tendency of E-cigarettes and Traditional Cigarettes Users

MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers conducted a study which suggested; that parents who use both traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes may be more receptive to smoking cessation interventions; than parents who only smoke traditional cigarettes. The researchers factors associated with dual use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes vs. cigarette-only smokers; assessed by self-report. The study also…

Blood Pressure

Stroke Is The Fifth Leading Cause Of Death In Most Countries

Strokes are common but not inevitable. There are ways you can reduce your risk, starting with your blood pressure. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of permanent disability, said Dr. Gary Bernardini, neurology chair at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens. Stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to…

Suicide Attempts

What’s Tinnitus? Ear Condition Shockingly Linked To Suicide Attempts

An unstoppable ringing, buzzing or hissing sensation felt in the ears in the absence of a visible source can make people want to kill themselves, a new study has found.The noise disturbance called tinnitus is not a separate condition to be treated by itself; so rather it’s symptomatic of other conditions like hearing loss, dementia…

Anesthesiology

Topical Anesthetic May Not Reduce Distress From Nasogastric

A nasal spray containing lidocaine and phenylephrine appears to be no better than placebo in relieving procedure-relate distress in infants and young children undergoing nasogastric-tube insertion, Australian researchers are find. “Having a nasogastric tube placed is really uncomfortable. There are studies in adults which suggest that they make it hurt less by using a numbing…