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Bioimpedance Device Measure for Assessing Lymphedema Risk in Women

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema, painful swelling in the arm after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a study led by Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, Martha Ingram Professor and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt University School…

Transvaginal mesh

Transvaginal Mesh for Prolapse Stirs Controversy

The ban on further sales of transvaginal mesh for pelvic organ prolapse (POP); imposed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month has some people cheering; some saying that an important choice for physicians has lost, and some saying that the decision came too late. The ruling pertains only to transvaginal mesh for…

Short sleep

Fingerprint Of Sleep Habits As Warning Sign For Heart disease

Chronic short sleep is with increased risk of arteries, heart disease, and thus increased morbidity and mortality. New research in Experimental Physiology may have figured out why lack of sleep increases susceptibility; to heart disease and allowing doctors to identify the patients who might need to change their habits before they develop the disease. In…

Pharmacology

Ribosome Biogenesis As New Treatment Strategy for Advanced Cancers

As tumors progress towards advanced stages they dedifferentiate, become more aggressive and lose the characteristics of the origin tissue. They also acquire the migratory capacity that allows the tumor to spread or metastasize to distant sites in the body; eventually causing patient death. For epithelial tumors, to metastasis the tumor cells undergo a process known…

Decision Support App

The Children's Home Of Cincinnati To Test Decision Support App

Clarigent Health, a technology company building a clinical decision support tool for mental health professionals, is partnering with The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, a leading provider of education and mental health treatment for children facing significant challenges, to complete a pilot study using Clarigent’s mobile decision support app. The Clarigent app uses artificial intelligence and…

Ophthalmicus

Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Among Older Adults

More Americans are with eye complications of shingles, but older adults can call the shots; on whether they are protected from the painful rash that can cost them their eyesight. Among a group of 21 million adults, occurrences of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO); when shingles get in the eyes, tripled during a 12-year-period, according to…

Ebola Deaths

Ebola Deaths in DRCongo Reported To Reach 26

A total of 26 people died of Ebola in a single day in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province, the highest daily toll since its outbreak nearly nine months ago, the health ministry said Tuesday. The current outbreak is the second deadliest on record, after the epidemic that struck West Africa; but in…

Sunscreens

Sunscreens Can Work Their Way Into The Bloodstream

Sunscreens are one of the most essential means to protect oneself from the harmful UV rays of the sun and protect oneself from skin cancer. Skin cancer, say health officials, remains one of the most common cancers diagnose in the United States. Millions of people use sunscreens with an SPF of over 15 when stepping…

Community Space

Community Space: Medicine To Start A Transformative Renovation

As the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine prepares to start a transformative renovation this year; Director and Head Librarian Elaine Martin is excited about creating new ways to serve the academic and personal; needs of the Harvard Medical School community. Mindful that she is at the helm of an institution with a storied past;…

TBI Victims

Public Health Initiative Increases Survival Rates Of Severe TBI Victims

The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative led by University of Arizona researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients has double the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and triple the survival rate among those who were intubated. The Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care Project, or EPIC; so is the first…

Kinesiology

Postpartum: Depression And Exercise With Kinesiology Expert

May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in nine mothers in the U.S. will experience symptoms of postpartum depression. In addition to her research tied to exercise and mental health; Lewis is also conducting studies tied to high-intensity interval training (HIIT); for improving physical activity…

Radio daignosis

Portable Imaging System Develop in Mass Screening

Scoliosis conditions are detect early and monitor frequently, thanks to the portable imaging system develop by PolyU’s experts in scoliosis research. The first-of-its-kind palm-sized 3-D ultrasound imaging system for radiation-free scoliosis assessment, name Scolioscan Air makes possible accurate, safe and cost-efficient mass screening. Scoliosis is one of the most prevalent spinal diseases affecting adolescents. Portable…