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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…

Bacteria Compete With Human Hosts For Key Micronutrient

Bacteria Compete With Human Hosts For Key Micronutrient

The study showing disease causing bacteria compete with human hosts; for key micronutrient. As microbiologist showing that disease causing bacteria compete with their human hosts for a key micronutrient. All multi celled organisms rely on single-celled ones, bacteria, to synthesize queuine.  The human gut naturally has these queuine manufacturers, or they enter the body through…

Public Health Finds Widespread Agreement Among Gun Owners

Public Health Finds Widespread Agreement Among Gun Owners

A new national public opinion survey conduct by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds widespread agreement among gun owners, non gun owners, and across political party affiliations for many U.S. gun violence prevention policies.  Allowing family members to ask a court to temporarily remove guns from a relative believe to be…

Patients With Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Receives Immunotherapy

Patients With Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Receives Immunotherapy

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a type of therapy that uses the immune system to fight cancer. They have been hailed as game changing, garnering a Nobel Prize last year and quickly becoming the standard of care for many tumor types such as melanoma and certain lung and head and neck cancers. But among patients with…

Zebrafish

Zebrafish Aid Effort To Regenerate Damaged Retinas

The tiny zebrafish may hold the secret to regenerating damaged retinas in humans; Vanderbilt University researchers reported last week in the journal Cell Reports. Currently there are few effective treatments for retinal degenerative diseases; such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in millions of Americans over age 55. The prognosis…