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Palliative care

Palliative Care In Patients With ESKD: Racial And Ethnic Disparities

Palliative care is team-based care focused on improving quality of life; and reducing suffering for people with serious illness and their families. Palliative care which better aligns medical treatments with patients’ goals and wishes; aggressively treats distressing symptoms, and improves care coordination; is associated with shorter hospital stays and lower costs; according to research published…

Overweight

Abundant Screen Time Linked With Overweight Among Children

A recently completed study indicates that Finnish children who spend a lot of time in front of screens; have a heightened risk for overweight and abdominal obesity, regardless of the extent of their physical activity.  Lifestyle factors, such as low levels of physical activity; and a greater amount of time spent in sedentary behaviors have…

Gut

Gut Throws Cells Overboard When Chemical Insults Build Up

A team of Duke researchers has discovered that cells lining the gut of zebrafish and probably humans too have a remarkable defense mechanism when faced with certain kinds of toxins: they hit the eject button. “The gut has the challenging job of handling all the chemicals; that we consume or produce, and some of those…

Video-Enabled Tablets

Veterans With Video-Enabled Tablets Improves Mental Health Care

A Veterans Health Administration (VHA) program; provides video-enabled tablets to veterans with mental disorders leads to improved access and continuity of care. A new study published online in Psychiatric Services in Advance finds that video-enabled tablets; can improve mental health care access for patients who experience barriers because of geographic, social, or health-related circumstances. About…

Sensors

Wearable Motion Sensors Could Potentially Reduce Stillbirths

The device, which uses the same commercial sensors used in smartphones to horizontally or vertically orient the device; can record vibrations sent through a mother’s abdomen when her baby’s heart beats or when the fetus squirms and kicks. Lauded by physicians, the device could potentially reduce an estimated 2.6 million stillbirths per year worldwide. The…

Hematology

Method For Direct Detection Of Circulating Tumor Cells In Blood

The new study find that the Tumor cells circulating in blood are markers for the early detection and prognosis of cancer. However, detection of these cells is challenging because of their scarcity. In the journal Angewandte Chemie; scientists have now introduced an ultrasensitive method for the direct detection of circulating tumor cells in blood samples.…

Philippines Officials Over Dengue Vaccination Deaths

Philippines Officials Over Dengue Vaccination Deaths

As Philippines standing on its ban on the world’s first dengue vaccine while declaring a nationwide epidemic from the mosquito-borne disease; that it saying has killing hundreds this year. over the deaths of children injecting with its Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine. Dengvaxia in a mass immunisation programme; but Sanofi disclosed a year later that it could…

Compensating For New Antibiotics Represents Progress In Attention

Compensating For New Antibiotics Represents Progress In Attention

According to the study an interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship involving the comprehensive blood culture; identification testing decreased broad spectrum antibiotic use. This involving raise reimbursements for novel antibiotics; a meaningful step in confronting the threat of infections resistant to older medicines. But the collaboration with the antimicrobial stewardship team, implementing a new protocol to treat…

Radio diagnosis

Advanced Imaging Studies, Including CT, MRI, PET, And Nuclear

The researches find that the Physicians may spend between 80 and 100 hours a year on phone calls to get denied prior authorizations approved: waiting on hold, waiting to speak with a medical director, or trying to convince a medical director to overturn their denied CT or MRI. The request may still be denied, possibly…

High Risk For Psychosis Who Regularly Using Cannabis

High Risk For Psychosis Who Regularly Using Cannabis

The study providing that the first evidence of a blunting response to stress inducing dopamine signaling; in the brain’s prefrontal cortex in individuals at high risk for psychosis who regularly using cannabis. But the little is knowing about the effects of cannabis on brain neurochemistry; and specifically about its impact on dopamine signaling. Cannabis is…

Flagship Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance Scheme

Flagship Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance Scheme

As the study data stating that the coronary angioplasty; dialysis among top 5 procedures performing under the Ayushman Bharat scheme. Coronary angioplasty and dialysis are among the top five medical procedures; that beneficiaries have undergone under the Centre’s flagship Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme, the government informing in the recent study. But the percutaneous transluminal…

Persistent Inflammation In Sepsis Survivors Linked To Mortality Rates

Persistent Inflammation In Sepsis Survivors Linked To Mortality Rates

One out of four sepsis patients who survive their hospital stay have elevated levels of inflammation a year after discharge; also they are at higher risk for major health problems and death, according to a study led by physician scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System.…