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Health And Aging

Links A General Intelligence Health And Aging

The relations among intelligence, health, and aging have well established by Deary and his colleagues (2010). One of the most comprehensive demonstrations of these relations is based on more than 70,000 people who followed from childhood to the age of 79 years. The key finding was that each 1-standard-deviation increase in intelligence at age 11…

Concussion Injuries

Female Athletes At Greater Risk For Post Concussion Injuries

A study of more than 300 collegiate athletes show a significant association for the women between reported, unreported, and “any” concussions and knee injuries, and between unrecognized concussions and lateral ankle sprains. The men only show a significant association between unrecognized concussion and any type of lower extremity injury. The results suggest that “females are…

Cancer Patients

Immunotherapy Is Right Choice For Colorectal Cancer Patients

Foundational research by a City of Hope physician scientist and his colleagues could one day help metastatic colorectal cancer patients decide whether to choose immunotherapy or chemotherapy as their first treatment option. Immunotherapy is the new, hot thing, but sometimes traditional chemotherapy can be a better choice, said Marwan Fakih, M.D., senior author of the…

Healthy Life

Older Adults With Obesity May Have Fewer Years Of Healthy Life

A team of researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School find that older adults with obesity could expect fewer years of remaining life, at age 60, 70 and 80, with no limitation in physical function and no limitation in activities of daily living compare to individuals of normal weight. The results of this study are publish in…

Asthma

New Data Shows It's Tough To Have Lung Disease

People with asthma have the lowest overall health literacy according to a first of its kind national health survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The survey uses a survey tool develop by Swinburne’s Distinguish Professor of Health Sciences Richard Osborne. Alongside people with mental health and behaviour problems; so those with asthma indicate…

Health Care In India

Modicare Might Provide Highest Quality Health Care In India

The government must take a more active approach in not just helping Indians pay for healthcare; but making sure they are getting the highest quality care possible, the researchers write in the report. India’s ambitious health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat; but marks a significant step towards universal health coverage but the government should ensure; that…

Brain Implants

Experimental Brain Implants Studied As Opioid Deaths Rise

Patient Number One is a thin man, with a scabby face and bouncy knees. His head, shaved in preparation for surgery, is wrapped in a clean, white cloth. Years of drug use cost him his wife, his money and his self-respect; hence before landing him in this drab yellow room at a Shanghai hospital; so…

Skin Cancer

Sunscreens Are Safe, Effective To Use As Defense Against Skin Cancer

The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) today reassure Australians that sunscreens are safe and effective to use as a line of defence against skin cancer. The results of the study release yesterday should not undermine public confidence in sunscreens. Skin cancers are cancers that arise from the skin. They are due to the development of abnormal cells that have the ability…

Mortality

Open Heart Surgery Outperforms Stents In Patients With Multivessel Disease

Our data demonstrate a significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and this benefit is consistent across virtually all major patient groups; so suggesting that CABG should be consider in broader patient populations, not just in cases of patients with diabetes and left ventricular dysfunction; which is what is commonly practice. Those…

Haematology

Drug May Help Overcome Ibrutinib Resistance in Mantle Cell Lymphona

A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center demonstrated how a small molecule drug discovered at the institution may help overcome resistance to treatment with ibrutinib in patients with mantle cell lymphoma. The drug, IACS-10759, is the first therapy to be develop from concept to clinical trial by MD Anderson’s Therapeutics Discovery…

Medical genetics

Genetic Mutation May Not Be as Bad as You Think

Most people think carrying a gene variant associated with a disease means automatically getting that disease, according to Sekar Kathiresan; director of the Center of Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. That, he says, is not necessarily the case. In the early days of testing human genes; researchers began to ask a key question: How…

General surgery

Invasive Weight-Loss Procedure Shows Promising Results

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), a relatively new, minimally invasive weight-loss procedure, resulted in significant total body weight loss in the first long-term study to follow patients’ progress over five years, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2019. Researchers hope these results will help solve a serious “treatment gap” for more than 100…