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Sugary Drinks

Not Drinking Enough Water Leads To High Consumption of Sugary Drinks

Kids and young adults who drink no water throughout the day; but it may consume twice the amount of calories from sugary drinks; than those who drink water, according to Penn State researchers. Asher Rosinger; assistant professor of biobehavioral health and director of the Water, Health, and Nutrition Lab; said the results—published today (Apr. 22)…

Spontaneous Labor

Expensive To Health Care System Than Spontaneous Labor

Expectant parents wait 40 weeks for the arrival of their new baby; but what if labor was induced one week earlier? Conventional wisdom holds that inducing labor at 39 weeks would cost-prohibitive to a health care system. However, the results of a joint study between the University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare show inducing…

Marmot Meat

Dies Of Plague After Eating Raw Marmot Meat

The Tarbagan marmot (Marmota sibirica) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is in China (Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang); northern and western Mongolia, and Russia (southwest Siberia, Tuva, Transbaikalia). In the Mongolian Altai, the range overlaps with that of the Gray marmot. The species was classified as endangered by the IUCN in 2008. The tarbagan marmot has eaten for centuries in the native…

Emergency Readiness

U.S. Improves Emergency Readiness, But Gaps Persist

The United States’ ability to deal with major health emergencies quickly has improved significantly in recent years, researchers say. In 2019, America scored 6.7 on the 10-point National Health Security Preparedness Index. That’s a 3.1% improvement over the last year, and up 11.7% since the index was created in 2013. The findings show the nation…

Nuclear medicine

Practical Clinical Applications of Cardiac FFR-CT Analysis

In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications volume 4, issue 1, pp. 31-42(12) ;Talal Alzahrani, MD, Ahmed Tashkandi, MD, Abdullah Sarkar, MD, Claudio Smuclovisky, MD, James P. Earls, MD and Andrew D. Choi, MD, from the Division of Cardiology, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA; Department of Medicine, University…

Nicotine

Most Of The Youngsters Unaware Of The Nicotine Consumption

As e-cigarette use soars in high schools across America, new research shows many people don’t understand; the amount of addictive nicotine they are inhaling with every puff. In a new survey, many teens said they regularly used e-cigarettes, but swore they only vaped nicotine-free products. However, urine tests for a “marker” of nicotine use came…

R and D

New Molecule Maps Cerebrovascular System

Brazilian and U.S. researchers have developed a molecule called FRW that proved capable of binding to blood vessels in the brain but not in other organs when injected into the bloodstream in tests with mice. They used the technique to produce the first ever complete map of the vasculature of the brain; paving the way…

Anesthesiology

Topical Anesthetic Not Reduce Distress From Nasogastric

A nasal spray containing lidocaine and phenylephrine appears to be no better than placebo in relieving procedure-related distress in infants and young children undergoing nasogastric-tube insertion; Australian researchers have found. “Having a nasogastric tube placed is really uncomfortable. There have been many studies in adults which suggest that we can make it hurt less by…

Gene Mutations

Tracing The History Of Aggrecan Deficiency In Gene Mutations

On Sunday, April 28, a team of researchers receive the 2019 Human Growth Award at the Pediatric Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting for their abstract, entitled “Clinical Characterization and Trial of Growth Hormone in Patients with Aggrecan Deficiency: 6 Month Data,” and present this at the PES Presidential Poster Session. Children’s Hospital Medical Center Eirene Alexadrou,…

Physical inactivity

Physical Inactivity Among Adults With Arthritis

Approximately one in four U.S. adults have arthritis. Severe joint pain and physical inactivity are common among adults with arthritis and are to poor mental and physical health outcomes. In 2017, marked state-specific variations in prevalences of arthritis, severe joint pain; physical inactivity was observed. Physical inactivity was more prevalent among persons with severe joint…

New HIV Testing

Kamari Partners Support New HIV Testing Programs In Africa

Kamari, a project building an ecosystem of mobile gaming and lotteries with existing licenses in over seven African countries, has partnered with Kinect, a blockchain-based health technology platform focused on advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to fund and promote new HIV testing programs in countries across the African continent. Kinect and Kamari,…