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Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Improves Functional Outcome in Patients

In 20% to 30% of patients with lacunar strokes, early neurological deterioration (END) occurs within the first days after stroke onset. However; effective treatment strategies are still missing for these patients. The purpose of this study was to analyze efficacy of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients presenting with END. Effective treatment strategies Four hundred…

Opioid prescriptions

Opioid prescriptions: Relatively Rare In Medicaid-Enrolled Children

A new study describes trends in filled opioid prescriptions by patient and clinical characteristics for Medicaid-enrolled children. Findings from the study will present during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 – May 1 in Baltimore. “In this retrospective cohort study of Medicaid-enrolled children and young adults (1 to 21…

Opioid Overdoses

Fentanyl Could Help Reduce Opioid Overdoses

Opioid users fear accidental overdoses from street drugs laced with fentanyl; but unpredictable drug quality means they lack reliable strategies to avoid it; according to a team of researchers who suggest that fentanyl test strips may reduce overdose deaths. “The opioid crisis is one of the biggest issues in the United States right now,” said…

Eating Your Placenta

Mental Health Benefits To Eating Your Placenta

The placenta is a temporary organ that connects the developing fetus via the umbilical cord; to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, thermo-regulation, waste elimination; gas exchange via the mother’s blood supply; to fight against internal infection; to produce hormones which support pregnancy. Placentas are a defining characteristic of placental mammals, but are also found in marsupials and some non-mammals with varying levels…

Geriatrics

Promise for Reducing Health Care Use by Seniors

Incorporating community volunteers into the health care system shows promise in reducing health care usage by older adults and shifting health care from hospitals to primary care, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “They found that older adults who took part in the Health TAPESTRY program changed the way in which they used health care services,”…

Kidney damage

Prevent Kidney Damage In Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have discovered a way to prevent kidney failure; from occurring in people with multiple myeloma. Paul Sanders, M.D., a nephrologist in the Division of Nephrology at UAB, found that the development of chronic; progressive kidney damage can prevent by blocking a pathway activated in the kidney by…

Dasyatis akajei

Antioxidant Peptides From Protein Hydrolysate Of Dasyatis Akajei

Superfluous reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced under oxidative stress conditions and they can destroy all types of macromolecules; which further lead to many health disorders, such as cancer, diabetes mellitus, and inflammatory diseases. In addition, oxidative decomposition of unsaturated lipids causes food rancidity; shortens the shelf-life of food products. Antioxidant peptides (APs) from food…

ACL Injury

ACL Injury Typically Affects Active Young Adults

A tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in a knee is not just painful; at the moment the injury also increases a patient’s risk of developing osteoarthritis later. The team uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test results; finite element models, gait analysis and biochemical analysis to study ACL injuries; determine which stresses on cartilage may…

immune Haematology

Researchers Ready B Cells For Novel Cell Therapy

Scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute are paving the way to use gene-edited B cells a type of white blood cell in the immune system to treat a wide range of potential diseases that affect children; including hemophilia and other protein deficiency disorders; autoimmune diseases; and infectious diseases. If successful, their research would open the door…

General medicine

Protein Supplements Have ‘Detrimental Effects’ On Health and Lifespan

Amino acids have long been praised by bodybuilders and fitness fanatics for their muscle building properties and have even been marketed as the magic ingredient in many “high-protein; low-carbohydrate” diets. When proteins are break down during digestion, they release amino acids, which are use to create the proteins that make up every cell; tissue and…

Photo-catalytic Property of copper atom

Enhancing The Photo-catalytic Property of Copper Atom

Researchers demonstrated enzyme-like heterogeneous catalysis for the first time. They developed a highly active heterogeneous TiO2 photocatalyst incorporated with many single copper atoms. They used this catalyst for the photocatalytic hydrogen production; and found that the catalyst is as active as the most active and expensive Pt-TiO2 catalyst. What if there were no tunnels in…

Space medicine

International Space Station In Space Medicine And Biotechnology

The UAE and Russia are in discussions for cooperation in long-term experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) in space medicine and biotechnology; a top Russian space official has said. In an interview with Khaleej Times, Dmitry Loskutov, director-general of Glavkosmos the daughter company of Russia’s Space Agency Roscosmos said their joint work with UAE’s…