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Potential Use Of A Nuclear Technique To Fight Dengue Mosquitoes

Potential Use Of A Nuclear Technique To Fight Dengue Mosquitoes

As the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is exploring the potential use of a nuclear technique to fight dengue mosquitoes. Bangladesh is facing its worst dengue outbreak since 2000 and is now planning to test a nuclear technique to help stop the mosquitoes that spread the disease; it tweeted on 8 September. The technique is…

Study Showing Misrepresenting The Current Influenza Season

Study Showing Misrepresenting The Current Influenza Season

According to the researchers, the media has misrepresenting the current influenza season basing on testing numbers rather than test positivity rates; generating unnecessary fear in the community. that so far the 2019 influenza season had been moderate; in stark contrast to media headlines such as Mutant flu crisis and Exclusive Jab fail fears as killer strain takes…

DMARDs

DMARDs, Disease Duration Linked To Diminished Drug Response In RA

Longer disease duration and a greater number of previous DMARDs in a patient’s history; associated with decreased response rates to adalimumab plus methotrexate among patients with rheumatoid arthritis; according to data published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. A delay in initiating disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) can negatively affect long-term outcomes; and associated with greater…

Breathing Ailment People Who Vape Consider Avoiding E-cigarettes

Breathing Ailment People Who Vape Consider Avoiding E-cigarettes

According to the study, researchers determining that; Health officials are recommending people who vape consider avoiding e-cigarettes; while they investigate more cases of a breathing ailment linked to the devices. Health Commissioner Howard Zucker issued an alert Saturday morning as the state looks into the cause of 34 severe illnesses found among mostly young vapor-product…

Cancer cells

Researchers Found Over 80% Of Cancer Cells In Zero Gravity Conditions

Australian researchers are planning to send cancer cells to space; after initial research on Earth suggests microgravity has a remarkable effect on cancer cells. “A lot of people around me started getting cancer; and that really motivated me to investigate cancer cells,” Joshua Chou, biomedical engineering researcher at University of Technology Sydney, told DW, saying…

Anxiety

US Teens At Higher Risk Of Anxiety, Depression

Puerto Rican teens growing up as minorities in the South Bronx are more likely to experience anxiety; and depression than their peers growing up as a majority in Puerto Rico; even under similar conditions of poverty, says a new study in World Psychiatry. Researchers looked at nearly 2,000 Puerto Rican youth over two decades to…

Potential Biomarker For A Debilitating Fainting Condition

Potential Biomarker For A Debilitating Fainting Condition

Study identifying first potential biomarker for a debilitating fainting condition; study suggesting postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS, is an autoimmune disorder; and may help pave the way for a simple blood test that could help physicians diagnose the condition. POTS is characterized by large increases in heart rate and sometimes decreases in blood pressure…

Geriatrics

Intergenerational Relationships Promote Aging Immigrants

The researches find that the traditional value of caring for one’s elders is central to the Chinese concept of family; and has long shaped intergenerational relationships; daily life, and well-being, for older Chinese adults. Therefore The intersection of Eastern values and Western norms, however, can alter cultural beliefs across generations and negatively impact aging Chinese…

Medial genetics

Mutations Linked With Sensitivity Or Resistance To Immunotherapy

Th study find that the the relationship between gene alterations and response to anti-PD-L1 with and without anti-CTLA-4 are not well characterize. Dr. N. Rizvi from Columbia University Medical Center in New York today presented an update from the Phase III MYSTIC study that showed poorer outcomes across treatment arms in patients with metastatic non-small…

Stress

New Research Shows How Stress Can Weaken Defenses

Research from the lab of Mark Alkema, Ph.D., professor of neurobiology; sheds light on how the “flight-or-flight” response impairs long-term organism health. The study, conducted in the nematode worm, C. elegans, a common research model; was published in Nature. When humans perceive a dangerous or stressful situation, the body releases stress hormones such as adrenalin.…