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Ambulance Service To Maintain Emergency Services

Punjab Emergency Service Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer has returned after visiting National Ambulance Service of Ireland to maintain emergency services in Pakistan according to international standards. The Emergency Services Academy is collaborating with National Ambulance Service College of Ireland to achieve global standards for the provision of quality pre hospital emergency care in Pakistan.…

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Simple Blood Test Unmasks Concussions Absent On CT Scans

The researchers find that the Many patients with concussion have normal CT scans and are discharged from the hospital without follow-up. But a blood test that is currently under development; and costs a fraction of the price of a brain scan may flag concussion in these CT-negative patients; enabling them to be evaluate for long-term…

Concussion Symptoms

Football Players Have Experienced Concussion Symptoms

Former professional football players who have experienced concussion symptoms, including loss of consciousness, disorientation or nausea after a head injury, are more likely to report low testosterone and erectile dysfunction (ED); so according to research published Aug. 26 in JAMA Neurology. The research base on a survey of more than 3,400 former NFL players representing…

Palliative Care Rising For Inpatients

Rates Of Palliative Care Rising For Inpatients With ESKD On Dialysis

Palliative Care; Among patients with ESKD, transplantation is associated with longer survival, better quality of life, and cost savings compare with treatment with chronic dialysis. Remarkably, the benefits of transplantation are applicable to most patients with ESKD; also only a minority of patients with ESKD have absolute contraindications to transplantation such as active malignancy, uncontrolled infection,…

Therapies Against The Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Gene Therapies Against The Human Immunodeficiency Virus

According to the study it is explaining that suppression of HIV; by using adenovirus mediating gene therapy. Therapies against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has repeatedly demonstrated the potential of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bn-Abs) as successful therapeutic agents. Injection of such antibodies leads to a decrease in viral concentrations in blood. However, repeating injections are…

Weight Loss App Support Health Professional To Treat Obesity

Weight Loss App Support Health Professional To Treat Obesity

Weight loss app target at children and teenagers aged 8-17 has spark concern among health professionals and parents around the world. More than 90,000 people have signed an online petition calling for withdrawal of an app called Kurbo. Kurbo was launch in 2014. WW (formerly Weight Watchers) bought it last year and have recently relaunch…

Hospitals Increasing Rates Of Multidrug Resistant Pathogens

Hospitals Increasing Rates Of Multidrug Resistant Pathogens

Hospitals across the world continue to observe increasing rates of multidrug resistant pathogens and Clostrioides difficile infection; leading to significant morbidity, mortality, and hospital costs. In fact, these trends have become so alarming that the World Health Organization has labeled multidrug-resistant pathogens as one of the top 3 threats to modern health care. An association…

Restless Leg Syndrome

People With Restless Leg Syndrome Faces Suicide And Self-Harm Risk

Using Big Data, the researchers found that people; with restless leg syndrome (RLS) had a 2.7- fold higher risk of suicide or self-harm, even when the researchers controlled for such conditions as depression, insomnia, diabetes and others. The study was published today (Aug. 23) in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open.…

Invasive Procedure To Treat Non Cancerous Thyroid Nodules

Invasive Procedure To Treat Non Cancerous Thyroid Nodules

Mount Sinai West has begun offering a minimally invasive procedure to treat non-cancerous thyroid nodules that are symptomatic and would have otherwise required invasive surgery for removal. The procedure is called radio frequency ablation (RFA). It offers eligible patients a much quicker recovery, less pain and risk of infection, and no scarring. The thyroid nodules…

High Intensity Exercise Are Risk Factor For Irregular Heart Rhythm

High Intensity Exercise Are Risk Factor For Irregular Heart Rhythm

Exercise is important for health and well being. But past studies suggest high intensity exercise may be a risk factor for an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation that sometimes leads to stroke. So, are athletes who develop A Fib at higher risk for stroke. Researchers in Sweden looked at men and women who complete…

Seafarers Face The Highest Risks Of Workplace Injury

Seafarers Face The Highest Risks Of Workplace Injury or Death

The shipping industry is vital to the existence of the global trade economy, yet seafarers face one of the highest risks of workplace injury or death. Understanding the causes and reducing the frequency of occupational injuries not only benefits the seafarers but directly benefits the shipping companies by reducing premiums, liabilities and legal costs. Risk…