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Radio therapy

New Way Of Concentrating Radiotherapy Dose In Tumors

The study find that the A new way of concentrating radiotherapy dose in tumors, while minimizing damage to healthy cells, has been proposed in research led by scientists at the University of Strathclyde. The study proposes that focusing high-energy particle beams on a small spot deep inside the body could potentially enable clinicians to target…

Trend Of Pulmonary Tuberculosis In Jiangsu

Seasonality And Trend Of Pulmonary Tuberculosis In Jiangsu

Forecasting the seasonality and trend of pulmonary tuberculosis is important for the rational allocation of health resources; however, this foresting is often hampered by inappropriate prediction methods. Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease cause by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, with the most common form being pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). Although the global TB incidence has decline by…

Music Therapy

Brains Become Synchronised During Music Therapy

For the first time researchers have been able to demonstrate that the brains of a patient; and therapist become synchronised during a music therapy session, a breakthrough that could improve future interactions between patients and therapists. The research, publish; in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, carry out by Professor Jorg Fachner and Dr. Clemens Maidhof…

Palliative Care System Provided For Cape Town Kids

Palliative Care System Provided For Cape Town Kids

Children’s hospice an oasis for those in need and Face to face with Joan Marsten. On a leafy street in Rondebosch, Cape Town, Rohan House is taking shape. For children’s palliative care specialist Dr Michelle Meiring this is a dream come true. The seven-bedroom, five-bathroom double-storey property will soon be demolish and rebuilt to municipal specifications.…

Emotion

Novel Tool To Assess Mixed Emotion Experiences In Adolescents

When faced with emotional challenges or traumatic experiences; they may well have different, mixed feelings both at the same time and sequentially. In adolescence, when complex emotions are experienced as part of everyday life; the effect of challenge or trauma combined with difficulty expressing emotional complexity can exacerbate a given situation and limit the communication…

Lower Dementia Risk In Black Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Lower Dementia Risk In Black Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

As the type 2 diabetes mellitus is almost twice as prevalent among African Americans as non-Hispanic whites. Metformin use is associating with a substantially lower risk for dementia; among younger African-American patients with diabetes comparing with sulfonylurea initiation. Diabetes is a risk factor for dementia. But according to the research studies; medical record data to…

The Senescence Of The Human Mammary Epithelial Cells

The Senescence Of The Human Mammary Epithelial Cells

The study trying to study the reasons cells age; so that we might be able to design treatments for better aging. But a cellular senescence is a mechanism by which epithelial cells permanently withdraw from the cell cycle in response; to stresses including telomere shortening, DNA damage, or oncogenic signaling. Senescent cell contribute to both…

Immune hematology

Patients With Advanced Cancer Treated With The Immunotherapy

The researches find that the Cancer Immunotherapy at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center reports favorable five-year survival rates from the first multidose clinical trial of the immunotherapy drug nivolumab (anti-PD-1) as a treatment for patients whose previous therapies failed to stem their advanced melanoma, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) or non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The…

Transfusion medicine

The Importance Of Blood Thinners After Hospitalization

A study conducted by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers is attempting to create new guidelines for the use of blood thinners in the weeks following hospitalization. The study, published in the Public Library of Science; found that extending the duration of blood thinners in a patient’s post-discharge period continued to prevent blood clots; including fatal ones.…

Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty

Low Revision Risk In Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty

Unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA) is perform in patients with single-compartment arthritis to decrease pain and increase functional activity. Patients with symptomatic knee arthritis have a progressive decline in their daily functioning and sports related activities; with 75% of patients no longer participating in activities that they did before symptom onset. Patients are also living longer…

Brain Activations That Impact Voices To Identify Better Treatments

Brain Activations That Impact Voices To Identify Better Treatments

Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, often comes up in lists of greatest fears. Such anxiety can often impact voice control leading to stammering or feeling like there is a “frog in your throat.” A researcher from the University of Missouri has found that there is more to vocal issues than just feeling nervous…

Vaccination Induced A Robust Immune Response

Vaccination Induced A Robust Immune Response

The vaccination procedure which is safe, well-tolerated, and induced a robust immune response in a Phase 1 first-in-human; As the GLS-5300 MERS CoV vaccine was well tolerating with no major side effects reporting by the volunteers. More than 85% of volunteers exhibiting a detectable immune response to MERS CoV after just two vaccinations. This vaccination…