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Gastroenterology

Intestinal Microbes Affect The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

The study find that the intestinal microbes, collectively termed the gut microbiome, may affect the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Therefore As reported today in Nature; progression of an ALS-like disease was slowed after the mice received certain strains of gut microbes or substances known to be secreted by…

Family medicine

Practitioners Filling Post-ACA Primary Care Gap

The study find that the Primary care practices may be relying on advanced practitioners (APs) to accommodate new Medicaid beneficiaries following the passage of the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Primary care is a term used for the activity of a health care;…

Laser Activated Microrobots To Deliver Drug Therapy

A Laser Activated Microrobots To The Deliver Drug Therapy

The microrobot concept is really cool because you can get micromachinery right to where you need it. Micro- and nanorobots that can be navigating into hard-to-reach tissues have drawn extensive attention for the promise to empower various biomedical applications; such as disease diagnosis, targeted drug delivery, and minimally invasive surgery. It could be drug delivery,…

Hematology

Blood Samples From Breast Cancer Patients

The study find that the developed a chip made of carbon nanotubes that can capture circulating tumor cells (CTCs) of all sizes and types, and can do so with far greater sensitivity than existing technologies. The unique design of the device makes it possible to easily identify and even culture the Blood cells; which could make…

Geriatrics

The Dentist Decline In Old Age, Especially Among Minorities

The researches find that the disparities in dental visits for U.S. adults by race and country of birth; with immigrants and racial and ethnic minorities less likely to access care. Oral health is increasingly recognized as an essential part of healthy aging. It is closely related to overall health status and quality of life, and regular…

Immune hematology

Immune Cell Behavior Contribute To Heart Disease and Failure

The researches find that the Differentiation of cells in the human immune system is critical to give them the ability to perform specific tasks that, like a biological goaltender, help protect the body from foreign invaders. A new study, led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, provides evidence that when circulating anti-inflammatory white blood cells…

Congenital Heart Defects Are The Most Common Human Birth Defect

Congenital Heart Defects Are The Most Common Human Birth Defect

Congenital Heart Defects; Each year, 9 months of dreams and anticipation shared by millions of parents-to-be turn to despair and fright when learning their child is born with a birth defect; an often-devastating event affecting one out of 20 children born worldwide. The formation of our organs, limbs, and face are the result of carefully…

New Genome Heralds Change In Lyme Disease Infections

New Genome Heralds Change In Lyme Disease Infections

The rodent Peromyscus leucopus is the natural reservoir of several tick-borne infections, including Lyme disease. As Lyme disease increases, researchers have taking a significant step toward finding new ways to prevent its transmission. But with 2.45 billion of those letters, representing nucleotides that form DNA’s basic structural unit, its genome is similar in size to that…

Research On Adhesive Dressings To Accelerate Wound Closure

Research On Adhesive Dressings To Accelerate Wound Closure

A new, scalable approach to speeding up wound healing has been developed based on heat-responsive hydrogels; that are mechanically active, stretchy, tough, highly adhesive and antimicrobial active adhesive dressings (AADs). As skin injuries are painful and can compromise the integrity and protective function of the skin; resulting in infections. Most treatments for skin wounds involve…

Meal Timing Strategies

Appetite And Body Fat Can Be Maintained By Meal Timing Strategies

The study is the first to show how meal timing affects 24-hour energy metabolism; when food intake and meal frequency are matched. They suspect that a majority of people may find meal timing strategies helpful for losing weight; or to maintain their weight since these strategies naturally appear to curb appetite, which may help people…

Hospitals Increased Risk For Opioid Abuse And Overdoses

Hospitals Increased Risk For Opioid Abuse And Overdoses

U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the drugs, according to a federal audit made public Monday. The report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General does not draw conclusions about…

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Prevent Pre-cancerous

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Prevent Pre-cancerous

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of viruses that are extremely common worldwide. The human papillomavirus vaccination are highly effective at preventing pre-cancerous cervical lesions when giving in a 3 dose schedule. One dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has comparable effectiveness to two or three doses for preventing cervical pre-cancer. The study finding women…