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Perceptions of HCPs and People with Obesity Revealed

The disconnect between perceptions of health care providers (HCPs) and people with obesity (PwO) is revealed in a new international study (the ACTION-IO study) presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2019) in Glasgow, UK; and published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Among the study’s findings are that while 71% of…

Nuclear medicine

Zero TE Skull MRI in Patients With Head Trauma

Zero TE (ZTE) skull magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a possible option for clinical use in patients with skull lesions and may be helpful in managing radio sensitive trauma patients; according to a study to be present at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, HI. The study is conduct…

Risk Of Psoriasis

Study Shows Higher Weight Increases Risk Of Psoriasis

Studies have link psoriasis and higher weight, but the causal relationship between the two has been unclear. What triggers what? Higher BMI may contribute to increase inflammation of the skin, which can exacerbate psoriasis, but it could also be that psoriasis leads to a person being less physically active and thus gaining weight, explains Mari…

Stem Cells in lab

Differences Between Stem Cells Grown On Different Biomaterials

The genes necessary for the growth and survival of stem cells are influencing the biomaterials; on which they are culture, researchers at the University of Toronto have found. The study by researchers at the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research found that different substrates; but used to coat the surface of the lab dish…

Candida bloodstream infection

Ophthalmic Screening After Candida Bloodstream Infection

Candidiasis is an infection (candidiasis) that can cause by various species of Candida yeast. Unlike Candida infections of the mouth and throat (oral candidiasis) or vagina (Candidal vulvovaginitis); invasive candidiasis is a serious, progressive, and potentially fatal infection that can affect the blood (fungemia), heart, brain, eyes, bones, and other parts of the body Although candida bloodstream infection is…

Muscle Regrowth

Injections, Exercise Promote Muscle Regrowth

By injecting cells that support blood vessel growth into muscles depleted by inactivity; but researchers say they are able to help restore muscle mass lost as a result of immobility. The research, conducted in adult mice, involved injections of cells called pericytes (PERRY-sites); but promote blood vessel growth; and dilation in tissues throughout the body.…

Cancer Therapeutics

Advanced Nanotechnology Might Boost Cancer Therapeutics

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers presented innovative new strategies for using tiny particles the size of a DNA molecule; hence the width of a human hair to boost cancer treatment as part of the Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence/National Cancer Institute site visit on Tuesday. The researchers, who are members of the Carolina…

Radio diagnosis

A Survey of Fourth-Year Radiology Residents

Residents who passed the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Core Examination perceived the value of a range of preparation resources as higher than those who failed; according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu; HI. The study was conducted to assist program directors and…

HIV/TB co-infection in children

Award Winning Study On HIV/TB Co-Infection In Children

About a third of us are walking around with the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB) in our bodies; but most do not actually end up with TB. For children living with HIV – about 2 million at last estimate – it’s a different story. They’re much more likely to develop TB, and about 40,000 HIV-positive…

Normal In Old Age

Nearly Half Of Public Wrongly Believe Heart Failure Is Normal In Old Age

Low awareness of heart failure among patients and the public is highlighted in surveys to be presented during Heart Failure 2019 the annual congress of the Heart Failure Association (HFA), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), taking place in Athens, Greece from 25 to 28 May. Today’s preview, on Heart Failure Awareness…

Lie Detector

Brain Imaging Lie Detector Can Be Beaten With Simple Techniques

People have certain physical ‘tells’ when they conceal information and studies show that good liars can prevent these ‘tells’ being detected by displaying physical red herrings of their own. But scientists have now shown that even a brain imaging technique called fMRI, which in theory is much harder to trick; so can be beaten by…

General surgery

Use of Skin Cancer Surgery Curbed With Awareness Effort

Sometimes a little gentle peer persuasion goes a long way toward correcting a large problem. That’s the message from researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and seven collaborating health care organizations which report that a “Dear Colleague” performance evaluation letter successively convinced physicians nationwide to reduce the amount of tissue they removed in a common surgical treatment…