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Football Player Gets Brain Damage From Number Of Years

Football Player Gets Brain Damage From Number Of Years

Brian Duncan doesn’t know why his brain still works as well as it does. Duncan, 67, got his bell rung more than once during his life as a professional football player, an amateur boxer and a bull rider at Texas rodeos. He remembers one time he got slammed into the ground by L.C. Greenwood, a…

Traumatic Brain Injury May Cause Changes In The Olfactory Function

Traumatic Brain Injury May Cause Changes In The Olfactory Function

It has been previously known that major traumatic brain injury (TBI) may cause a broad range of side effects, including loss of the sense of smell. Now, researchers reveal that it’s true even for minor concussions. Researchers at the University of Montreal in Canada that even mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may cause changes in…

New Technology Can Improve Sound Quality For Hearing Implant Users

New Technology Can Improve Sound Quality For Hearing Implant Users

New technology can improve sound quality for hearing implant users by a life-changing amount. Current technology sounds metallic music sounds like “a crash”. Audio quality of new system is 90-100% of original signal – ie almost perfect hearing. Multiple store versions mean high accuracy even if part of system drops. Dr Wim Melis from the…

Age-related

New Age-Related Macular Degeneration In Untreated Fellow Eyes

Incidence of conversion to neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD); in untreated fellow eyes of patients who are treated for nAMD in 1 eye with anti–vascular endothelial growth factor agents provides important prognostic information; to clinically manage patients. New age-related macular degeneration (AMD); develops in about a quarter of fellow eyes to those treated for neovascular…

Cardiovascular health

Time To Promote Cardiovascular Health In Early Pregnancy

During the early stages of pregnancy, cardiovascular health can lead not only to a healthier pregnancy; also it can improve long term heart health of woman says researchers. The findings, publish in the Journal of the American Heart Association, underscore the importance of entering pregnancy in optimal health. They also suggest an opportunity for health care…

Vaginal microbiome

Ovarian Cancer Risk Influenced By Vaginal Microbiome

Women under the age of 50 who have diagnosed with ovarian cancer; or carry the BRCA1 mutation that increases ovarian cancer risk were found to have lower levels of protective bacteria in their cervico-vaginal microbiome; when compare with healthy controls and nonmutation carriers. The fact that the microbiota deficient in protective lactobacilli species; in women…

Vaginal Ring For HIV Prevention Suggests Women

Vaginal Ring For HIV Prevention Suggests Women

An preventive study on the open-label a vaginal ring for HIV prevention suggesting women. This vaginal ring intending to be using for a month at a time finding the majority of women needing the ring being offering; with measures of adherence also indicating that women are willing to use it to protecting themselves against HIV.…

Hormone Replacement Therapy Among Women

Hormone Replacement Therapy Among Women

After years of studying the twists and turns of hormone replacement therapy among women, Montreal-based epidemiologist Christel Renoux, MD, PhD, shifted her focus to its use in aging men a path that’s proving no less controversial. “There is a passionate debate around testosterone replacement therapy; you have strong; so strong believers it is really having…

Obesity

Adolescents Who Skip Breakfast May Develop Obesity

A paper published in Scientific Reports describes how researchers affiliated; with the University of São Paulo’s Medical School (FM-USP) in Brazil and colleagues at institutions in Europe evaluated behaviors; leading to weight gain in adolescents. Childhood obesity can favor the premature emergence of health issues such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The main…

Children Focus Less On Time Limits And More On With Digital Media

Children Focus Less On Time Limits And More On With Digital Media

The amount of time children spends playing video games on and off his phone has increased. Luke has gained weight and recently started refusing to play on his sports team after school, preferring to stay home and interact with peers online. His grades at school have also declined. Recently, Luke and his younger brother got…

Nuclear medicine

Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Post-therapy PET/CT Images

The researches find that the radiomics-based differentiation of local recurrence versus inflammation from post-treatment nasopharyngeal positron emission tomography/X-ray computed tomography PET/CT images The standard-of-care treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy. Despite significant improvement in local control due to improved treatment techniques, local recurrence still accounts for about 28 % of…

Protein Switch Allows Unprecedented Control Over Living Cells

Protein Switch Allows Unprecedented Control Over Living Cells

A new study regarding the artificial protein switch; that can work inside living cells to modify or even commandeer the cell’s complex internal circuitry. The switch is dubbing LOCKR; short for Latching, Orthogonal Cage/Key pRotein. Studying LOCKR’s design and demonstrate several practical applications of the technology. The study showing that LOCKR can be programming to…