A deadly feature of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is its invasion of the central nervous system. It is tough to treat because the organ system blocks most drugs due to a "blood-brain barrier" designed to protect the brain.
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Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017—a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said.
A study showed the differences between a migraine and sinus headache, Migraine pain and sinus headaches are often confused for one another. A sinus headache which people diagnose themselves is migraine pain majority of the times. Migraine pain is usually associated with forehead and facial pressure over the sinuses
The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) unanimously approved this week two grants worth more than $2.2 million to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers.
Although women who have pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are at heightened risk for also being infected with syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), few adolescent females diagnosed with PID in the nation's pediatric emergency departments (ED) undergo laboratory tests for HIV or syphilis, according to a retrospective cohort study published online July 24, 2018, in Pediatrics
According to a study, researchers developed a predictive algorithm to estimate the 5-year risk of incident cardiovascular disease in the community setting. Routinely collected data from large population health surveys linked to chronic disease outcomes create an opportunity to develop more complex risk-prediction algorithms.
A new online health calculator can help people determine their risk of heart disease, as well as their heart age, accounting for sociodemographic factors such as ethnicity, sense of belonging and education, as well as health status and lifestyle behaviors. The study was published in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
New health calculator can help predict heart disease risk. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Canada, although risks of death from heart disease are modifiable with lifestyle changes. Most people are unaware of their cardiovascular risk until they experience a cardiac event, which may be fatal.
Glenn Wylie, DPhil, associate director of the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center (RONIC) at Kessler Foundation, has received a $300,000 sub-award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a collaborative study with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Non-invasive imaging of apoptosis in tumors induced by chemotherapy is of great value in the evaluation of therapeutic efficacy. In this study, we report the synthesis, characterization, and utilization of radionuclide technetium-99m (99mTc)-labeled dendrimer-entrapped gold nanoparticles (Au DENPs) for targeted SPECT/CT imaging of chemotherapy-induced tumor apoptosis
Researchers have developed Telemedicine in NASA, there is no doctor onboard the International Space Station. Because of the costs associated with shipping anything up to space, there’s a carefully chosen selection of medical supplies and devices. For everything else, the six international astronauts that live and work on the station rely on NASA’s own brand of telemedicine.