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Human papillomavirus

Evidence Grows For An HPV-Heart Disease Connection

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the country. In several studies, it’s also linked to the nation’s leading cause of death cardiovascular disease. There are more than 150 strains of HPV, including the ones responsible for cancers of the cervix; penis, anus and the back of the throat. In…

Special Soap

A Special Soap Might Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois are testing a surprisingly simple strategy against the dangerous; antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill thousands of people each year; washing patients with a special soap. The efforts—funded with roughly $8 million from the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; are taking place at 50 facilities in…

Functional disability

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Affected By Functional Disability

Patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis often are affected by functional disability a year or two before the disease is diagnosed; according to new Mayo Clinic research. The results of the study, suggest that daily activities such as eating, dressing, and walking are affected early in the course of the disease and that most rheumatoid arthritis…

Transfusion medicine

Comparison On Point of Care Tests For Blood's Ability to Clot

During big procedures like open heart surgery, patients need anticoagulants to prevent dangerous blood clot formation and regular bedside monitoring to make sure the drugs aren’t also causing problems like excessive bleeding. Investigators comparing some common bedside testing platforms to quickly determine how fast blood is clotting, called activated clotting time, or ACT; suggest other…

Nepal's Hospitals

Nepal's Hospitals Yet To Recover From Earthquake

Nepal’s oldest maternity hospital is still recovering from the April 2015 earthquake; its main building had to be demolishing after earning a red sticker because of its structural damage. Soon, it will move into a new seismic-resistant wing, designed to withstand future earthquakes. For now, the hospital is working out of temporary cramped quarters offering…

Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing Of Breast Cancer Decreases Cost Of Care

A new study suggests that Oncotype DX-guided treatment could reduce the cost for the first year of breast cancer care; in the U.S. by about $50 million (about 2% of the overall costs in the first year). The study by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and National Cancer Institute researchers was publishing April 24; in…

Nuclear medicine

Experience of 18F-rhPSMA-7 PET Imaging in High-Risk

BURLINGTON, Mass. & OXFORD, England (BUSINESS WIRE)- May 6, 2019- Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging diagnostics company; today announced results from early clinical experience in Germany with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging using a lead radiohybrid Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen-targeted compound ( 18 F-rhPSMA-7) by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in two…

Physician Suicides

Five Things To Know About Physician Suicides Rates

Physician suicide is an urgent problem with rates higher than suicide rates in the general public, with potential for extensive impact on health care systems. A Five things to know about practice article in CMAJ(Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides an overview of this serious issue. Mortality is higher physicians Suicide is the only cause of…

Geriatrics

Working Into Old Age May Not Salvage Your Retirement

Working longer allows you to ramp up savings in your 401(k) and hold off on claiming Social Security benefits. Extending your career isn’t always in the cards, however.  Older workers who develop health conditions may exit the workplace earlier than anticipated. Newly disabled workers in their 50s and early 60s experience an average 50% decline…

Gene Elimination

Gene Elimination Prevents Development Of Pancreatic Cancer In Mice

The action of a gene called ATDC is required for the development of pancreatic cancer, a new study finds. The work builds on the theory that many cancers arise when adult cells; to resupply cells lost to injury and inflammation switch back into more “primitive,” high-growth cell types; like those that drive fetal development. When…

Panic disorder

Action Of Psychotherapy In Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder by reoccurring unexpected panic attacks. Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something terrible is going to happen. The maximum degree of symptoms occurs within minutes. There may ongoing worries about having further attacks and avoidance of places where attacks have…