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Novel Imaging Test

Novel Imaging Test To Predict Immunotherapy Response In Kidney Cancer

Novel Imaging Test shows promise for identifying kidney cancer patients most likely to benefit from immunotherapy. In a study publish today in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, investigators with the UT Southwestern Medical Center Kidney Cancer Program develop a new test to illuminate kidney cancers that may respond to checkpoint inhibitors. Immuno therapy drug…

Nuclear medicine

PET/CT May Be Useful for Challenging Cases

The study find that the PET/CT may be indicated in difficult cases and when first-line tests are negative or discordant, researchers suggest. Therefore “Identifying parathyroid glands correctly before a surgical procedure is essential to perform minimally invasive surgery,” note Dr. Luis Alejandro Boccalatte of Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires and colleagues. 18F-fluorocholine PET/CT “First-line tests…

Caffeine

Algorithm Provides Customized Caffeine Strategy For Alertness

Caffeine; A web-based caffeine optimization tool successfully designs effective strategies to maximize alertness; while avoiding excessive consumption, according to preliminary results from a new study. Using multiple sleep-deprivation and shift-work scenarios, the researchers generated caffeine-consumption guidance; using the open-access tool 2B-Alert Web 2.0, and then they compared the results with the U.S. Army guidelines. Their analysis found…

Back Pain

Back Pain Patients Are Pioneer New Model Of Care In New Zealand

Back Pain; Researchers are pioneering a new model of care for patients with back pain in New Zealand, in a bid to address what is a costly and growing problem. University of Otago researchers, together with their colleagues at AUT have working to develop the stratify care model for management of low back pain (STarT Back)…

Feasibility Of Using Molecular Tumor Markers

Feasibility Of Using Molecular Tumor Markers

This research study demonstrating the feasibility of using molecular tumor markers as the basis for selecting the chemotherapeutic agents to use in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Based on these promising results a larger phase II clinical trial; has been initiating using molecular bio markers to guide the choice of second line therapies. In addition,…

Pharmacology

Treatment Stops in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

The researches find that the adults with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance has find that disease progression in adults slow during medical treatment but resume after treatment stopped. Youth on the same treatment had markedly poorer outcomes with continued disease progression both during and after the treatment. Impaired glucose tolerance This research, funded…

Exercise Guidelines

Exercise Guidelines For People Helps To Reduce Cancer

Exercise Guidelines; A decade old treatment recommendation for people with cancer to take a “slowly slowly” approach to exercise has been replaced with new guidelines recommending a personalised exercise program including high-intensity workouts to achieve the best treatment outcome. Led by QUT Research Fellow Professor Sandi Hayes, researchers from QUT and Edith Cowan University (ECU)…

Arthritis Therapies

Expanding Arthritis Therapies Top Agenda at EULAR

Arthritis Therapies; much-needed options for the treatment of osteoarthritis will be in the spotlight at the upcoming European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress 2019. But an aging world population highlights the lack of effective osteoarthritis treatments, said John Isaacs; MBBS, PhD, from Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne; United Kingdom, who is chair of the…

Family medicine

Families and Schools Prevent Substance Use Among Trans Youth

The study find that the Strong Families and school connections are helping prevent transgender youth from smoking cigarettes and using marijuana, even among those targeted by violence. Therefore That’s the key finding of a new national study led by researchers in the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC); but in the school of…

Hostile

Hostile Intent And Aggression In Children And Youth

Hostile Intent; Children who tend to attribute hostile motives to other people are more likely to display aggression, however, the strength of this relationship varies. A new meta-analysis sought to determine the relation between attributing hostile intent and aggressive behavior. It found that the relation between the two is the strongest in tasks that are…

India’s public health spending is among the world’s lowest

India’s public health spending is among the world’s lowest

India’s public health spending is among the world’s lowest; With a fifth of the world’s population; India’s public expenditure was 1.02% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015; India Spend reporting in June 2018. In 2017, terrorism claiming the lives of 766 Indians, or 0.007% of all deaths; while health reasons claiming 6.6 million Indians; or 90% of…

Formula

Giving Formula Initially Might Not Impact Breastfeeding

Formula; A study has lodged a new kink in the breastfeeding dilemma that adds to the angst of exhausted new parents; While most newborns lose weight in the first days of life; do you or don’t you offer a little formula after breastfeeding if the weight loss is more than usual? For years, the answer…