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MRI Scan

New Contrast Agent Might Make MRI Scan Safer

MRI Scan; Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have taken a key step forward in developing a new; possibly safer contrast agent for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams. Contrast enhanced MRI is a widely use diagnostic tool with over 30 million procedures perform annually. Currently, gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are using for this…

Link Between Blood Transfusions With Dangerous Digestive Disease

Link Between Blood Transfusions With Dangerous Digestive Disease

The study linking that the blood transfusions with dangerous digestive disease in preemies; The physicians have long suspecting that red blood cell transfusions given to premature infants with anemia may put them in danger of developing necrotizing enterocolitis or NEC; a potentially lethal inflammatory disease of the intestines. However, solid evidence for the connection has been…

Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Dementia

Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Dementia

If everyone was more aware of dementia, it could improve comfort in a love one’s dying days, say Canadian geriatricians who found distressing medical procedures were common among nursing home residents, especially men. The geriatric researchers publish a study Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open on 27,000 nursing home residents in Ontario with advance…

Indian Government To Launch The Universal Insurance Plan

Indian Government To Launch The Universal Insurance Plan

As the government to launch the universal insurance plan; the Punjab Government is all set to launch universal health insurance scheme Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (SSBY). The government had extended the Prime Minister’s Sehat Bima Yojana; beyond BPL families to a total of 42.5 lakh families with effect from July 1, 2019. Universal insurance plan…

Harassment

Residency Bullying: Trainer On Trainee Harassment Common

Bullies sometimes wear white coats, and they may be in charge of educating the next generation of doctors. In a survey administered to a national cohort of internal medicine residents, 14% reported that they had been subjected to repeated harassment; by someone in a position of authority at some point during their residency, researchers report…

Biological System That Manages Cells Responsing To The Opioid Drug

Biological System That Manages Cells Responsing To The Opioid Drug

As the researchers finding biological system; that manages cells responsing to the opioid drug exposure. Study discovering a biological system that manages cells’ response to opioid drug exposure. The unexpected discovery offers new ideas for improving the safety of the one of the most effective, and most abused, group of pain medications. Their system relies upon…

Researchers Find The Silent Strokes Common After Surgery

Researchers Find The Silent Strokes Common After Surgery

Canadian researchers have discovered that covert or silent strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive decline one year later. While an overt stroke causes obvious symptoms, such as weakness in one arm or speech problems that last more than a day, a covert stroke is…

Contact lens

Patients Recall Few Suggestions For Contact Lens Wear, Care

An estimated 45 million U.S. residents enjoy the benefits of contact lens wear; but many of them might be at increased risk for complications stemming from improper wear and care behaviors. One of the most serious complications of contact lens wear is a corneal infection known as microbial keratitis; which can sometimes result in reduced…