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Vitamin D supplementation

Vitamin D: Hypercalcemia In Patients With Kidney Transplants

A small study conducted by researchers in Ireland shows the use of Vitamin D supplementation; among patients with a kidney transplant does not worsen cases of hypercalcemia. Persistent hyperparathyroidism, common among transplant patients, often leads to hypercalcemia and “often co-exists with vitamin D insufficiency,” Irene Lynch Cronin, BSc, of the department of clinical nutrition and dietetics…

Health Campaign

NA Conducts Five-Day Health Campaign In Rupandehi

Nepal Army conducted a five-day-long health campaign in Majhgawa village of Rupandehi district from April 17 to 21, 2019. More than 7,000 people received general treatment and free medicine while Nepal Army doctors; performed surgeries on a total of 68 patients suffering from various ailments. Nepal Army had mobilised its medical personnel for health checkup…

Cytomegalovirus

New Viral Molecular Evasion Mechanism Used By Cytomegalovirus

A study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens describes a new viral molecular evasion mechanism used by cytomegalovirus to interfere in the immune response of the infected host. The recent study, led by the lecturer Ana Angulo; from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Barcelona; and the August Pi i Sunyer…

Infants

Researcher Advocates For Hearing Screenings For Infants

Parents can have their newborns’ hearing tested quickly and easily in fact, the screening can happen moments after birth, as soon as the baby’s ears are cleared. It’s something that might not be on the radar for new parents, but this preventative step can significantly improve communication outcomes for little ones. Dr. Steve Aiken, associate…

Mesenchymal Stem

Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Undergoing Chondrogenesis

Biodegradable magnesium (Mg)-based materials are promising candidates for substituting permanent implants; for orthopedic application as a second surgery and chronic inflammation will be avoided. Furthermore, as an element, Mg is essential to the human body and, like metal, has mechanical properties close to the ones of bone. Special emphasis should given to children, a sector…

Anatomy

Nanofiber-Hydrogel Composite Allows Soft Tissue to Regenerate

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has developed a gel that, when injected into test animals, allowed new soft tissue to grow replacing lost tissue. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine; the group describes their work developing the gel and how well it worked in test rats and…

Immune hematology

Tumor Mutations Predict Response to Immunotherapy

Mismatch repair deficiency refers to a characteristic of some cancer cells that create a large number of mutations; or changes, in certain genes when their mismatch repair proteins are unable to correct mistakes make when DNA is copied and pass on to daughter cells. Tumor cells with many such mutations create what is know as…

General medicine

The Money and Politics of Prescription Drugs

If there’s one area of health care where Republicans and Democrats might strike a deal, it’s prescription drugs. President Donald Trump has floated a plan to cut drug prices. Democratic and Republican ideas abound in Congress, where lawmakers have put more than 40 bills on the table. In 2018, 39 states passed 94 laws targeting pricing and…

Hormone Replacement

Compound Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Scrutinized by Panel

The meeting follows a September 26, 2018, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement that the NASEM would conduct two studies relate to compound drugs in collaboration with the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Centers for Regulatory Science and Innovation. The studies are intend “to help inform the public and the agency’s policies regarding…

General surgery

Getting Older Patients Through Surgery

Earlier this month, she wound up at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where a new member of the orthopedic trauma team made sure Chun, who needed surgery for her infection, got the kind of special attention that helps prevent major complications among seniors. Geriatrician Mark Simone specializes in helping patients whose age puts them at higher…

Vaccine Injury

Governments Urged To Adopt Compensation For Rare Vaccine Injury

Research led by The University of Western Australia has found that that most countries with mandatory childhood vaccination; policies don’t have no-fault vaccine injury compensation schemes to care for rare victims of vaccines. Lead researcher Katie Attwell, from UWA’s School of Social Sciences; said no-fault compensation schemes enabled governments to address unintended consequences of vaccination.…

Microalgae

Marine Natural Products From Microalgae

The advent of the -omics era, and the development of the related technologies for the acquisition and analysis of the number of big datasets available; has revolutionized biological research. This holistic approach promises to discover and understand new patterns and has diverse and important applications in the field of biotechnology. In the last decade, growing…