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Environmental Intervention in older adult

Environmental Intervention Older Adults Significantly Reduce Doctor Visits

Environmental Intervention; The World Health Organization estimates that at least 300 million people suffer from asthma worldwide. Older adults ages 65 and over with asthma are the fastest growing age-group in the U.S. Studies in the United States show that asthma and other reactive airway diseases are under-diagnose among the elderly, that asthma relate morbidity…

Providing Critical Care

Providing Critical Care For Patients On Time

Providing Critical Care; Here for 80-year-old Nancy Livingston, a trip down the halls of Gundersen Moundview Hospital in Friendship comes with a degree of familiarity, and in late June she once again find herself in need of critical care. “This morning my neighbor brought me in after they decide maybe we oughta maybe get to…

Immunity Against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Immunity Against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Although the production of interferon gamma by CD4+ T lymphocytes may perform a central role in the development of the immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis; a subpopulation of T lymphocytes called Gamma-Delta (TCR-) also plays a significant role, not yet completely defined, in mycobacterial infections. Empirical data support that these cells promote important effector functions; such as…

Gastroenterology

Uncovers Origin of Cell Mask that Hides Stomach Cancer

A layer of cells that look like normal stomach lining on top of sites of stomach cancer can make it difficult to spot after removal of a Helicobacter pylori infection. Therefore In a recent study, researchers from Hiroshima University have uncovered the origin of this layer of cells: it is produced by the cancer tissue itself. Sites…

Emergency Room

Emergency Room Used To Treat Minor Injuries

Emergency Room; This incident in Fourth of July weekend rolls around every year and so are the opportunities to injure oneself. Doctors who have worked in the emergency room during the holiday weekend told ABC News that they often see the same types of incidents every Independence Day, including sunburns, poison ivy rashes, underage drinking and…

Schizophrenia

DNA Of People In India Reveals Causes of Schizophrenia

The DNA of thousands of people in India has identify a new clue in the quest for causes of schizophrenia; and for potential treatments known from 18 years study.University of Queensland and Indian researchers search the genomes of more than 3000 individuals and found those with schizophrenia were more likely to have a particular genetic…

Radiation therapy

Germans Use Spectroscopy to Cut Beam-Range Uncertainty

The researches find that the Measuring the energy of gamma rays emitted during helium-ion radiotherapy could provide real-time verification of the beam’s range in the patient. Researchers in Germany and Portugal have demonstrated a spectroscopy unit that can spot the signatures of 19 distinct nuclear transitions that occur when helium ions interact with various atomic…

Arthritis

Arthritis Can Affect Organs, Lower Life Expectancy If Left Untreated

Living with pain is not inevitable, said experts. “Many people think arthritis and related conditions, such as rheumatism and osteoarthritis; are an inevitable consequence of getting older, especially if there is a family history. This misconception is not only outdated, but dangerous. With modern medicine and techniques, one does not have to put up with…

Endocrine Tumors Was Relatively Identical From Clinical Point Of View

Endocrine Tumors Was Relatively Identical From Clinical Point Of View

Endocrine Tumors; Researchers have discovered two distinct sub types of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors known as pNETs that have dramatically different risks of recurrence following surgical treatment [or surgery]. The finding could yield predictive tests, ease anxiety in patients whose tumors are found to be unlikely to recur, while focusing vigilant follow-up monitoring on patients with…

Respiratory Conditions, With The Exception Of Pneumonia

Respiratory Conditions With The Exception Of Pneumonia

Respiratory Conditions; In this study the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommend that use of bacterial lysate medicines; which are authorize for the treatment of respiratory conditions, be restrict to the prevention of recurrent respiratory infections, with the exception of pneumonia. Bacterial lysate medicines should…

Air pollution

Air Pollution May Offset Health Benefits Of Walkable Cities

Higher density equals more walking. “This is an issue of life and death.” But a new Canadian study finds that air pollution can offset these benefits. One of the authors of the study, Nicholas Howell, is interview for St. Michael’s Hospital, where the research was done. Sprawl, in effect, kills. Less density equals more driving.…

Medical genetics

Increase in Body Weight due to Interplay Between Genes and Environment

The study find that the genetic predisposition to obesity are not only at greater risk of excess weight, their genes interact with an increasingly “obesogenic” environment; resulting in higher body mass index (BMI) in recent decades, finds a study from Norway published by The BMJ today. But the findings also show that BMI has increased…