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Smartphone Apps Designed For Opioid Users

New Smartphone Apps Designed For Opioid Users

A new smartphone apps puts a network of information and support about opioid and other substance use disorders into the hands of users, their loved ones and health care providers. The app, Help Near and Now (or HeNN), was developed by a multidisciplinary team at the University of Delaware, along with industry partners Greenline Business…

Epilepsy

Hope For ‘Intractable’ Epilepsy In Children By Two Ways

About 470,000 children are living with epilepsy in the U.S. While there are over a dozen anti-seizure medications that can be prescribed, approximately 30% of children do not respond. These children have what medical professionals call intractable, or uncontrollable. As a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Chris Dulla at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences…

Liver Disorder

Study Says That In Pregnancy Treatment For Liver Disorder Is Ineffective

In a paper published in The Lancet, the team of scientists carried out a trial (called PITCHES); at 33 hospital maternity units in England and Wales between December 2015 and September 2018. 605 pregnant women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy(ICP) which is liver disorder; recruited with half receiving ursodeoxycholic acid (known as ‘urso’), the current…

Sports Has Become Year Round Endeavor For Many Youths

Sports Has Become Year Round Endeavor For Many Youths

There was a time not long ago when young athletes who were looking to recharge their batteries and gear up for their next season took their training a little easier in the summer. But these days, playing a sports has become a year-round endeavor for many youths, who feel pressure to focus exclusively on one…

Yellow Lens Glasses

Yellow Lens Glasses Do Not Improve Night Driving

Some marketing materials for yellow-lens night-driving glasses claim that they increase night time road visibility; and reduce oncoming headlight glare (HLG). However, there is no scientific evidence to support these claims. Detection of pedestrians and negative effects of headlight glare; are not improved by wearing yellow lens glass while driving at night. A single-center cohort…

Transfusion medicine

Adult Blood Stem Cells That Are The Source Of All Cells

The researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit long-lived blood stem cells to reverse the clinical symptoms observed with several blood disorders, including sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia. It’s the first time that scientists have specifically edited the genetic makeup of a specialized subset of adult blood stem cells that are the source of all…

Minimum Cost Effectivness For People With Ayushman Bharat Scheme

Minimum Cost Effectivness For People With Ayushman Bharat Scheme

According to pradhan mantri jan arogya yojana scheme; the free hospital care to India’s nearly 100 million poor and marginalising families. Pradhan mantri jan arogya yojana has to bear the hospital expenses of people with unhealthy behaviours, for injuries or sickness on account of the negligence of other government agencies and for treating conditions associated…

Care Management Including Physician Follow Up

Care Management Including Physician Follow Up

Care management; More than 1 million sepsis survivors are discharged annually from acute care hospitals in the United States. Although the majority of these patients receive post-acute care (PAC) services, with over a third coming to home health care (HHC), sepsis survivors account for a majority of readmissions nationwide. Effective interventions are needed to decrease…

Pharmacology

Potential Target For Therapies To Prevent Severe Allergic Reactions

The researches find that the Allergies can be life-threatening when they cause anaphylaxis; an extreme reaction with constriction of the airways and a sudden drop in blood pressure. Scientists have identified a subtype of immune cell that drives the production of antibodies associate with anaphylaxis and other allergic reactions. Therefore The research is find by…

Identifying Human Genes That Malaria Parasites Control Infection

Identifying Human Genes That Malaria Parasites Control Infection

The study identifying an new weapons against malaria; most drug development has focusing on the parasites that causing the disease. Instead of targeting the malaria parasite directly; the idea is to discover drugs aiming at the human cell machinery conscripting to do malaria’s dirty work. By the identifying more than 100 human genes that malaria parasites…

Bladder Cancer

Nivolumab And Ipilimumab Shows Promising Efficacy For Bladder Cancer

Nivolumab showed durable antitumor activity among patients with metastatic bladder cancer; both alone and combined with ipilimumab, according to extended follow-up from the CheckMate 032 study. Nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb) combined with high-dose ipilimumab (Yervoy, Bristol-Myers Squibb); yielded the greatest antitumor activity of all regimens evaluated and had a tolerable safety profile. “However, the approval…

Female Emergency Doctors Less Than Male Doctors

Female Emergency Doctors Less Than Male Doctors

Female emergency doctors; As few as one-third of academic emergency medicine (EM) physicians are female and these physicians face significant disparities in representation and academic rank by gender. That is the conclusion of a study to be publish in a March 2019 special issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) titled: “Influence of Gender on the Profession…