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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

“Paradigm Shift” For Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

New classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) represent a “paradigm shift” in how the disease is diagnosed and studied, the developers say. “The new criteria provide a simple, directed and highly accurate method for classifying SLE,” Dr. Sindhu Johnson from…

Major Forms Of Malnutrition Including Stunting Seen In Nepal

Major Forms Of Malnutrition Including Stunting Seen In Nepal

According to the study, major forms of malnutrition including stunting; and wasting are more prevalent among poor and uneducated people, the double burden has a stronger presence in the privileged population. The research points out that it is more prevalent in urban areas; than the rural areas in each of the four countries. For example,…

Electronic Cigarettes Disrupt Lung Function And Raise Risk Of Infection

Electronic Cigarettes Disrupt Lung Function And Raise Risk Of Infection

According to the present study, it is explaining that e-cigarettes currently are the most commonly consuming; tobacco substitute in the adolescent population. More than 3 million high school age adolescents as well as about 10 million adults in the U.S. are active users; where this stating that E-cigarettes disrupt lung function and raise risk of…

Radiation therapy

New Guideline Clarifies Role Of Radiation Therapy In Pancreatic Cancer

The study find that the guideline, which also outlines strategies to prevent and mitigate common side effects of pancreatic radiation therapy, is published online in Practical Radiation Oncology, the clinical practice journal of ASTRO. Despite being the 11th most common cancer diagnosed among U.S. adults, pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death, with an estimated 45,570 deaths…

Breathing

Seizure Linked To Lower Incidence Of Seizure-Related Breathing Problems

New research has found that higher levels of serotonin in the blood after a seizure are linked to a lower incidence of seizure-related breathing problems called apneas, when a person temporarily stops breathing. “Serotonin, a hormone that transmits signals between nerve cells in the brain, known to regulate breathing and waking from sleep; but what…

Socioeconomic Factors That Affect Fire Incidence Injury And Death

Socioeconomic Factors That Affect Fire Incidence Injury And Death

There is safety in numbers. That’s one of the key findings of a study published today in CMAJ Open that found a child’s risk of death or injury in a residential fire was greatly reduced in neighbourhoods with larger than average households. Led by researchers with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) at BC…

Children Are Diagnosed With Hearing Loss Within Weeks Of Birth

Children Are Diagnosed With Hearing Loss Within Weeks Of Birth

A unique Victorian databank that profiles children with hearing loss will help researchers globally understand why some children adapt and thrive, while others struggle. The Victorian Childhood Hearing Impairment Longitudinal Databank; which has collect information for eight years, is featured in the latest International Journal of Epidemiology. Children with hearing loss Its data shows that language…

alcohol

Informal Approach Key To Tackling Drinking In Pregnancy

International guidelines recommend the use of alcohol screening and brief interventions (SBIs); in antenatal care to identify drinking and offer support to women to reduce the risks. Typically, SBI involves a short conversation with a midwife; whilst women who are drinking more heavily can be offered specialist support. However, few studies have investigated their implementation.…

Mitochondrial DNA Revealing Unexpected Ancestral Connections

Mitochondrial DNA Revealing Unexpected Ancestral Connections

According to the study it explaining that the mitochondrial DNA revealing unexpected ancestral connections; This genetic material is finding inside mitochondria; the sub-cellular compartments or organelles where food is converted into energy. DNA from this organelle is passed down primarily from mothers to their children. During fertilisation, the father’s sperm transfers his chromosomal DNA into…

Osteoporosis

Effective Treatment With Osteoporosis At Risk Of Fragility Fractures

The combination of two osteoporosis drugs the potent antiresorptive drug denosumab and a high dose of the bone-growth  stimulating teriparatide substantially improves bone mineral density (BMD) at levels exceeding those seen with any other treatment, offering potentially effective treatment for those with osteoporosis at high risk of fragility fractures, say the authors of a new study. “However, the…

Geriatrics

Lack Of Sexual Activity In Older Adults Linked To Health Problems

The lack of sexual activity and function among older adults is linked to poorer health outcomes, including cancer, coronary heart disease (CHD), and fair or poor self-rated health, a new sexual science study found. Over the last years, life expectancy in high-income countries has increased. For instance, a boy born in 1900 is expect to…

Online Information

Online Information On Diabetic Retinopathy Lacks Accuracy

Patients at risk for Diabetic Retinopathy or with a new diagnosis of DR may attempt to supplement information; from their ophthalmologist and primary care physicians by conducting research on the internet. The Pew Research Center found that 72% of adults who use the internet search for health-related material. Studies have found that online information can…