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Vitamin D

Too Much Vitamin D Could Be Harmful To Bones

Vitamin D an essential for healthy bones and calcium in the body, is prepared by the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight. A daily exposure of around 10 to 15 days; considered to be adequate for fulfilling the needs of vitamin D in the body. This may hold true during the summers for…

Patellofemoral Joint

Open-Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy Impact Patellofemoral Joint Alignment

No study has yet assessed the effect of medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (MOWHTO); on the patellofemoral joint according to postoperative alignment. According to recently published results, medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy adversely affected; the patellofemoral joint. Overcorrection causing excessive valgus alignment led to further progression of degenerative changes in the patellofemoral joints; and inferior…

The Underlying Effects Of Concussive Brain Injuries In All Sports

The Underlying Effects Of Concussive Brain Injuries In All Sports

Sports; Scientists at Trinity College Dublin today announced a significant advance in our understanding of mild head trauma (concussive brain injury) and how it may be manage and treat in the future. It seems that repetitive impacts as oppose to single events cause the all important damage to blood vessels in the brain. Mild head trauma…

Tuberculosis Patients Had Unsuccessful Treatment Outcomes

Tuberculosis Patients Had Unsuccessful Treatment Outcomes

For tuberculosis patients, complying with a full course of treatment can be daunting and difficult. But a new experiment conducted by MIT researchers in Kenya, in collaboration with the digital health company Keheala; shows that a digital program used on mobile phones helps patients successfully finish their treatments. The program created interactive communication between patients and…

Outbreak Of The Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

Outbreak Of The Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

Ebola virus disease (EVD) causes a viral hemorrhagic fever that is lethal in up to 90% of those infected. The virus is highly contagious, spreading quickly through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. Control of outbreaks requires coordinated medical services and community engagement. Where infrastructure and response are limited an outbreak…

Vegetables

Offering Children A Variety Of Vegetables Increases Acceptance

Although food preferences are largely learned, dislike is the main reason parents stop offering; or serving their children foods like vegetables. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier; demonstrated that repeatedly offering a variety of vegetables increased acceptance and consumption by children. “In Australia, dietary guidelines for vegetable…

It's Never Too Late To Think About Adding Physical Activity

It’s Never Too Late To Think About Adding Physical Activity

If you’re a middle aged or older adult saving for retirement, it’s never too late to think about adding physical activity to your investment portfolio, according to an article in the September issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®, an official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM). The journal is publish in the Lippincott…

Transfusion

A ‘Super-Cool’ Method For Improving Donated Liver Preservation

The study find that the a new method for super-cooling human donor livers to subzero centigrade temperatures without freezing can triple the time that a donor organ stays safe and viable during transportation from the donor to the recipient. This development could greatly expand the availability of healthy livers for transplantation, improve organ utilization, and…

General medicine

Healthy Foods More Important Than Type Of Diet To Reduce Heart Disease Risk

The researches find that the healthy body weight is one key to preventing cardiovascular disease. But even experts don’t agree on the best way to achieve that goal; with some recommending eliminating carbohydrates and others emphasizing reducing fats to lose weight. Few studies have investigated the effects of these specific macro nutrients on cardiovascular health.…

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy Expands Proton Therapy Immobilization Solutions

The researches find that the radiotherapy, the leading global provider of high quality, innovative, patient-centric radiotherapy solutions, today announced the release of the Universal Couchtop™ ProForm™ Head & Neck Solution, the newest development in their ProtonSeries™ family of products for proton therapy. Therefore The ProForm Head & Neck Extension is quick and easy to attach…

Typhoid Toxin Works To Hijack DNA Repair Machines And Accelerate

Typhoid Toxin Works To Hijack DNA Repair Machines And Accelerate

Scientists have revealed how the typhoid toxin works to hijack DNA repair machines and accelerate the aging of cells; a breakthrough that could pave the way for new strategies to combat the killer disease. Using fluorescent microscopes to study how the toxin damaging the DNA at the molecular level, they discovered it induces a peculiar…