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Mosquito borne disease

Gauging The Threat Of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses like yellow fever, dengue, Zika and chikungunya are rising around the world. Climate change has created conditions favorable to mosquitoes’ spread; but so have human travel and migration and accelerating urbanization, creating new mini-habitats for mosquitoes. In today’s Nature Microbiology, a large group of international collaborators combined these factors into prediction models;but…

Plaque Psoriasis

European Commission Approves Risankizumab For Plaque Psoriasis

The European Commission (EC) has approved risankizumab (Skyrizi, AbbVie) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy. The action comes 2 months after the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommend approval of the drug. Rizankizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that targets the p19…

Radiodaignosis

Dataset Bridges Human Vision and Machine Learning

Neuroscientists and computer vision scientists say a new dataset of unprecedented size comprising brain scans of four volunteers who each viewed 5,000 images will help researchers better understand how the brain processes images. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Fordham University, reporting today in the journal Scientific Data, said acquiring functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans…

Cervical disc

10 Years After Cervical Disc Replacement

Improvements sustained at 10 years for patients treated with the Mobi-C cervical disc; in the trial that led to its approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013, a new study shows. This included maintenance of scores for pain, neck disability, and neurologic status; with no worsening of radiographic adjacent segment degeneration…

Emergency Room

Emergency Room Patients Acuity Levels Not Always Consider

New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business reveals that Metro Vancouver emergency patient acuity levels sometimes come second to wait time targets; so largely due to doctors being unclear around existing emergency room prioritization guidelines. The study find that patient acuity levels are consider more seriously once wait time targets have passed. Decision…

Measles

Many Quarantined Due To Measles Scare At LA Universities

More than 1,000 students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities quarantine; but on campus or sent home this week in one of the most sweeping efforts yet by public health authorities; to contain the spread of measles in the U.S., where cases have reached a 25-year high . By Friday afternoon, two days…

Medical genetics

A Genetic will He-alp to Test For Obesity Risk

Scientists who recently announced an experimental genetic test that can help predict obesity got immediate pushback from other researchers, who wonder whether it is really useful. The story behind this back-and-forth is, at its core, a question of when it’s worth diving deep into DNA data banks when there’s no obvious way to put that…

Grunting Sounds

How Grunting Sounds Produce By Some Tennis Players

Exceeding noise levels of 100 decibels, the grunting sounds produce by some tennis players when hitting the ball are on a par with motorbikes or chainsaws. While fans react to these impressive exhalations with either annoyance or amusement, the habit has also been a source of intense debate among professionals. For instance, Serena Williams has…

16 Minutes Of Sleep

Just 16 Minutes Of Sleep Loss Harm To Next Day Work

Have you had a less-than-stellar performance review lately? Do you daydream, or are you making bad decisions? It might not be about your job but about your sleep. And it’s not all your fault. They each study different aspects of health and aging. A recent study they conducted found that poor sleep may inhibit judgment and lead…

Global Market

The Global Market For Aerospace Medicine

The Increasing technology and unmanned aerial vehicles have drastically changed the man-machine-interface; hence a shift of focus of the practice of aerospace medicine. Aerospace medicine is as a specialized field of medicine which is concerned; with the maintenance of health and performance of aircrew in space and aviation environment. Aerospace medicine promotes the safety and…

Massage

Massage Has A Mix Of Benefits For Both Mind And Body

The problem is it can be subjective and difficult to measure, said Deborah McIntyre, a member of the massage therapy team based at the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic. Massage has a mix of benefits for both mind and body, depending on the varying needs of the client, she said. It’s specific to what the…

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Weakens Skills That Cancer Survivors Need Master Reading

Researchers have identified factors that explain why severe hearing loss sets up pediatric brain tumor survivors for reading difficulties with far reaching consequences. The findings lay the foundation for developing interventions to help survivors become better readers. Researchers analyzed how 260 children and adolescent brain tumor survivors, including 64 with severe hearing loss, performed on skills that are the…