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Consequences On Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy

Consequences On Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy

The study describing that consuming alcohol use during pregnancy; can have a variety of harmful consequences on the fetus. Lifelong effects include growth restriction, characteristic facial anomalies, and neurobehavioral dysfunction. According to study no amount of alcohol use during pregnancy has been proven safe. By this a recent survey of midwives and nurses who provide…

Geriatrics

‘Tickle’ Therapy Could Help Slow Ageing

The study find that the Tickling’ the ear with a small electrical current appears to rebalance the autonomic nervous system for over-55s, potentially slowing down one of the effects of ageing, according to new research. Scientists found that a short daily therapy delivered for two weeks led to both physiological and wellbeing improvements; but including…

Top Hospitals List Based On Their Performance In Delivering Care

Top Hospitals List Based On Their Performance In Delivering Care

For the fourth consecutive year, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, claimed the number one spot in the annual honor roll of best top hospital published today by US News & World Report. Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston holds the number two spot this year (up from number four last year) in the magazine’s annual honor…

Parasites Sticking To Mosquito Guts Blocking Disease Transmission

Parasites Sticking To Mosquito Guts Blocking Disease Transmission

The study finding a group of microorganisms known as kinetoplastids including the parasites; that cause devastating diseases such as African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease, and leishmaniasis. For each species, this includes a stage in which parasites adhere to insect tissue via a hemidesmosome-like structure. They share an ability to adhere to the insides of their…

Testing For Viral Hepatitis Infection Transmission

Testing For Viral Hepatitis Infection Transmission

The study showing that the ongoing transmission of the viral hepatitis with more than 50 000 newly diagnosing cases of hepatitis B and hepatitis C each year. These figures do not provide the full picture of the epidemiological burden, as ECDC estimates that around 9 million Europeans live with chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C.…

Teenagers

Art Therapy Might Reduces Teenagers Headaches

Teenagers report higher levels of stress than adults; and cite school as the highest contributing factor, according to the American Psychological Association’s annual report. A summary from 2013 concluded that while stress among Americans was not new; “what’s troubling is the stress outlook for teens in the United States.” In response, recently some schools have…

General medicine

FDA Grants Approval For Generic Versions

The researches find that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved multiple applications for first generics of Lyrica (pregabalin) for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy; for the management of postherpetic neuralgia; but as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial onset seizures in patients 17 years of age and…

Vitamin D

Vitamin D Supplements Linked To Less Cartilage, Joint Loss

Among patients with knee osteoarthritis, higher intake with both vitamins D and C is associated with less cartilage degeneration, while supplementation with vitamin Dalone over 4 years is linked with significantly less progression of knee joint abnormalities. “Various vitamin deficiencies have identified in subjects with OA, including decreased vitamin C and D serum levels,” Gabby…

Medical genetics

Genome Sequencing Transform Salmonella Detection

The researches find that the most common organisms responsible for symptomatic and serious food poisoning. Methods to detect this have evolved from crude microscopic identification to serotype detection. Now scientists at Cornell University and the Mars Global Food Safety Center (GFSC), Beijing report that they can use high-resolution whole genome sequencing technology to safely and consistently…

Emergency Medical Services Do Underrepresentation Of Women

Emergency Medical Services Do Underrepresentation Of Women

Here women and minority groups are underrepresented in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the US and workforce diversity is not likely undergo big changes anytime soon, according to a new ten-year study of almost 700,000 newly certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics, published in Prehospital Emergency Care. “A diverse healthcare workforce can reduce health…

Transfusion medicine

Stem Cell Transplantation Chance Of Survival Increases

The researches find that the The IQWiG report is now available for the first indication investigate; stem cell transplantation. According to the findings; studies based on registry data show that there is indeed a correlation between treatment results and the frequency of the service provided (stem cell transplantation). This applies in particular to the survival…

Antibiotic Resistant Strains Of Klebsiella Pneumoniae

Antibiotic Resistant Strains Of Klebsiella Pneumoniae

The study finding that antibiotic resistant strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae; an opportunistic pathogen that can cause respiratory and bloodstream infections in humans; are spreading through hospitals. But Certain strains of K. pneumoniae are more resistant to the carbapenem antibiotics; that representing the last line of the defence in treating infections and are therefore regarding as extremely…