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Premenstrual syndrome

Women Suffer From Premenstrual Syndrome

Many women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but some experience a severe and possibly disabling subset of PMS known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). “It is important for our patients to understand that there’s help for PMDD,” said Dr. George Henning, a family medicine physician with Penn State Health. “There are effective treatment measures that…

Health policy in India

Compare Existing Products While Porting Health Insurance Plan

“I had taken a floater policy from a private general insurance company in India seven years back, for my son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters for Rs 300,000. Additional bonus sum insured is Rs 210,000. Its renewal of Rs 22,600 for one year is due. I am not happy with the insurance provider and want to…

Heal Damage

Exploring New Ways To Heal Damage After A Heart Attack

For people who survive a heart attack, the days immediately following the event are critical for their longevity and long-term healing of the heart’s tissue. Now researchers at Northwestern University and University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) have design a minimally invasive platform to deliver a nanomaterial that turns the body’s inflammatory response…

Midshaft Clavicle

Cannulated Intramedullary Devices For Midshaft Clavicle Fixation

Midshaft fractures account for 80% of clavicle fractures. Traditionally, even displaced fractures managed with conservative treatments based on the satisfactory results of several previous studies. However, recent studies have reported unsatisfactory results of conservative treatments. A more aggressive attitude with surgical treatment had been suggested. Surgical implants of midshaft clavicle fixation can summarize into two…

Skin Disease

Dermcidin May Play Role In The Pathogenesis Of Skin Disease

Dermcidin, an anti-microbial peptide normally find in human sweat, may play a role in the pathogenesis of this chronic skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), according to a research team from the George Washington University (GW). Their findings were recently publish in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. Skin as a part of the innate host Dermicidin, also…

Olfactory Brain

How Olfactory Brain Influences Memory Formation

The olfactory bulb is a neural structure of the vertebrate forebrain involving in olfaction; the sense of smell. It sends olfactory information to be further processed in the amygdala; the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) and the hippocampus where it plays a role in emotion, memory, and learning. The bulb is dividing into two distinct structures: the…

Radiodaignosis

Patients Getting X-ray Reports Sans Envelopes At City Hospital

Patients have been getting their X-ray reports without envelopes at the Civil Hospital for the past over one year. The demand for envelopes was submitted to the District Health Department authorities on a number of occasions; but nothing has been done in the matter till now. Radiology experts have said touching X-ray films with hands…

Drones

Drones That Supply Medicines And Blood

Want to capture images and data in remote areas? Think drones. Want some form of a delivery done? Think drones. The Indian government’s policy regulatory framework for drone usage is yet to frozen, but that has not stopped startups from looking at using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in our day-to-day lives.  Enter Redwing Aerospace, a Bengaluru-based…

Physicians

Zocdoc's New Per Patient Fee Hits A Nerve With Some Physicians

Online appointment service Zocdoc has anger not only Stadtmauer but also some of its other physician subscribers especially in New York with a new pricing policy in certain areas that will charge a fee each time a new patient makes an appointment through the service. The company, found in 2007, previously charge physicians a $3000…

Kids Life Lessons

Playing Team Sports Is A Great Way To Teach Kids Life Lessons

Playing team sports is a great way to teach kids life lessons about leadership, teamwork and how to socialize with peers. Sports are also a great way to build self-esteem and gain physical skills. Most important, they’re fun. But too many nearly three quarters of young athletes are specializing in just one activity as early as…

Ankylosing spondylitis

Differentiation Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells In Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a common autoimmune disease that affects the axial skeleton; one of its critical pathogenic features is new bone formation at local sites of entheses; which is confined to the periosteal bone compartment, outside the cortical bone lining. In recent years, many researchers have investigated the mechanism of pathological osteogenesis in AS. However,…

Outbreak

Changing Climate May Affect: Animal-to-human Disease Transfer

Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer. However, researchers from The University of Queensland and Swansea University have been looking at how different environments provide opportunities for animal-to-human diseases — known as zoonotic diseases — to interact…