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The Burden Of CDI Among Older Adults Is Greater Those With Underlying Cancer

The study find that the older adults with cancer have increased odds of developing Clostridiodes difficile infection (CDI), according to a study published in the September issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mini Kamboj, M.D., from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and…

Cyst growth

Researchers Examine Cyst Growth In Patients, Polycystic Kidney Disease

For people with polycystic kidney disease (PKD); life can be a constant cycle of symptoms: aches and pains, abdominal swelling, kidney stones, high blood pressure. At worst, the disease frequently leads to a suite of major issues; including kidney failure, cyst growth in the liver and vascular problems, including strokes. According to the National Institutes…

Skin Patch Delivers Melanoma Medication In One Minute

Skin Patch Delivers Melanoma Medication In One Minute

Researchers have developed a fast-acting skin patch that can deliver medication to treat melanoma in one minute. The research was presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall 2019 National Meeting and Exposition. Not only does this research have promising implications for an effective melanoma vaccine, but the technology could also be applied to other vaccinations…

Nuclear medicine

Non-Uniform Attenuation Correction In A Dynamic [18F]-FDOPA Brain PET/MRI Study

The researches find that the PET (positron emission tomography) biokinetic modelling relies on accurate quantitative data. One of the main corrections required in PET imaging to obtain high quantitative accuracy is tissue attenuation correction (AC). Incorrect non-uniform PET-AC may result in local bias in the emission images; and thus in relative activity distributions and time…

Mitochondria Cause Telomere Damage In The Cells

Mitochondria Cause Telomere Damage In The Cells

Study in a cell showing that runaway mitochondria cause telomere damage in cells; the first concrete evidence for the long-held belief that sick mitochondria pollute the cells they are supposing to be supplying with power. This involving a causal experiment to kick off a mitochondrial chain reaction that wreaks havoc on the cell, all the…

E-cigarette Juul And The Vaping Devices Addicting Youth

E-cigarette Juul And The Vaping Devices Addicting Youth

Recent study data showing that e-cigarette; Juul and the vaping devices addicting youth. As most of the young people are not aware; that these products contain nicotine, let alone such high amounts; putting them at risk for lifelong addiction. By this researchers finding the correlation between vaping cannabis and other tobacco use. But many of…

Cancer screening

Fighter Pilots Are Pushed To Cancer Screening

Navy fighter pilots and Former Air Force Are called on the military to cancer screening; as there is an increase in deaths from the disease because of the radiation emitted in the cockpit.  “They are dropping like flies in our 50s from aggressive cancers,” said retired Air Force Col. Eric Nelson, a former F-15E Strike…

Evolution Of Microbes To Conquer And Colonize The Intestine

Evolution Of Microbes To Conquer And Colonize The Intestine

The study showing that bacterial sex driving evolution of microbes to conquer; and colonize the gut in the body. Bacterial sex drives evolution of microbes to conquer and colonize the gut. This discovery constitutes a paradigm shift and opens the possibility to design phage targeting therapies capable of dealing with the aftermath of infection and…

Smartphone Based Method For Detecting Low Levels Of Norovirus

Smartphone Based Method For Detecting Low Levels Of Norovirus

The study explaining that simple smartphone based method for detecting extremely low levels of norovirus; as norovirus the highly infectious microbe that causes about 20 million cases of food poisoning in the United States each year goes a long way. Just 10 particles of the virus can cause illness in humans. Advancing in rapid monitoring…

Multiple sclerosis

Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Bear Burden Of Rising Drug Prices

Over the course of a decade, out-of-pocket costs for multiple sclerosis drugs; rose more than seven fold for Medicare Part D beneficiaries, according to a JAMA Neurology study published today by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. Using Medicare claims data from 2006-2016; the researchers looked at trends in multiple sclerosis drug prices over time.…

Overdose Deaths

In New York City There Is Decrease In Overdose Deaths

Health officials said that in New York City there is decrease in overdose deaths; slightly last year after years of alarming increases. There are about 1,444 fatal overdoses citywide last year, down 2.6% from 2017; according to data released by the city Health Department. The number had rising since 2010, when it was a comparatively…