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Major Reporting On Diabetic Retinopathy Seen In Sri Lanka

Major Reporting On Diabetic Retinopathy Seen In Sri Lanka

The study stating major reporting on the diabetic retinopathy; irreversible and leading to the vision impairment. According to the Health Ministry it is showing that Sri Lanka; like most countries in the West and Asia is now experiencing a diabetes explosion. The International Diabetic Federation of South East Asia of which Sri Lanka is one…

Menopause

Social Stress Tied To Lower Bone Density After Menopause

Older women who are under a lot of social strain may be more likely to develop brittle; fracture-prone bones after menopause than their counterparts with worry-free lives, a recent study suggests. Researchers followed 11,020 postmenopausal women over six years, giving them periodic bone mineral density (BMD) tests and mood assessments. Participants rated their level of…

Immune hematology

A Serious Autoimmune Disease Often Develops In Childhood

The results published in the scientific journal Nature Communications suggest that genetic risk can shape an individual’s response to environmental factors in the development of autoimmune diseases. Both hereditary and environmental factors play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes; a serious autoimmune disease that often develops in childhood or adolescence. Once developed, type…

Palliative Care Program With Patients To Develop Advance Care Plans

Palliative Care Program With Patients To Develop Advance Care Plans

Athens, Ga.-headquartered St. Mary’s Health System is expanding their hospital base palliative care program outside of their walls and into patients’ homes in three Georgia counties. St. Mary’s has offered palliative care for its inpatients for a number of years. In 2010, the hospital installed two dedicated palliative care suites that include space for patient…

Using Cellphone To Take Break During Mentally Challenging

Using Cellphone To Take Break During Mentally Challenging Tasks

Cellphone addiction is common in today’s world (Roberts, Yaya, & Manolis, 2014), leading to a host of potential complications, including poor sleep, depression, and anxiety (Demirci, Akgönül, & Akpinar, 2015). Not only do the vast majority of adults own a cell phone (upward of 85%), but they increasingly reach for their phones during every in…

Space Traveller

Space Travel Has Significant Impact On The Brain

An international team of Russian and Belgian researchers, including scientists from HSE University, has found out that space travel has a significant impact on the brain: they discovered that cosmonauts demonstrate changes in brain connectivity related to perception and movement. Some areas, such as regions in the insular and parietal cortices; work more synchronously with…

Football Scores A Health Hat-trick For 55-70 Year Old Women

Football Scores A Health Hat-trick For 55-70 Year Old Women

Physical fitness is a strong mortality predictor and exercise training is now considered a cornerstone in the non-pharmacological prevention and treatment of lifestyle diseases, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. A new study from the University of Southern Denmark shows that football is a surprisingly efficient type of physical training for female prediabetes patients, with…

Technologies For Tuberculosis Testing Could Help Millions Of Patients

Technologies For Tuberculosis Testing Could Help Millions Of Patients

Affordable technologies for tuberculosis testing could help millions of patients in poverty or remote settings. Researchers will develop diagnostic tests that require low implementation and running costs and minimal training and expertise. The technology will be use by doctors to interpret test results, log location details of patients and transmit data for reporting cases. The…

Language

Genetic Link Between Children’s Language And Mental Health

A new study suggests there may be genetic explanations for why some children with poor language also have poor mental health. The University of York-led study examined genetic variants;’ in six genes that thought to contribute to language development in children. The researchers used Polygenic scoring, a statistical technique which adds up the effect of…

Some Escherichia Coli's Can Cause Severe Life Threatening Diarrhea

Some Escherichia Coli’s Can Cause Severe Life Threatening Diarrhea

The research study revealing that the Escherichia coli’s secreting an weapon; in the launching of some infections. But most of the types of Escherichia coli are harmless; but the ones that are not some they can cause severe life-threatening diarrhea. Worldwide, more than 500,000 children die every year from diarrheal diseases, and pathogenic strains of E. Coli…