Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA have developed an index that identifies the risk for lupus based on the presence of Immunoglobin G (IgG) and Immunoglobin M (IgM) antibodies and levels of C1q.
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It's a good idea for most Canadians 50 and older to get the newest vaccine to prevent shingles—even if they've already had Zostavax, the only previously available option, says a University of Alberta pharmacist.
UNFPA Bangladesh Deputy Representative Iori Kato has said midwives hold the “key” to the government’s health strategy success because they can avert around two-thirds of all maternal and newborn deaths.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the NeuralBot System (Neural Analytics Inc) to assess abnormal blood flow in the brain noninvasively. The robotic assistance ultrasound technology is designed to help physicians.
Getting a new pharmaceutical from an idea in the chemistry lab to market takes many years and billions of dollars. Each year just several dozen new drugs are approved for use in the United States.
A study suggests that Less fatigue and better recovery of cognitive abilities such as learning and memory. These may be the results of growth hormone treatment after a stroke. The study was published in the journal Stroke .
Children who undergo surgery for congenital heart disease have lower survival rates by three years of age if there are specific problems during fetal development, such as hypertension in the mother or the newborn being born preterm or small for gestational age
Researchers suggests that an external time schedule to eat, sleep, and go to work, our body is similarly dictated by internal clocks. Known as circadian rhythms, these daily cycles keep us on a regular 24-hour day and are involved in numerous aspects of our well-being. When these biological clocks fail to work as they should, our bodies are out of phase with the outside world and this leads to many problems, not only sleep disorders but obesity, cancer and mental health issues as well.
The researcher suggests a quarter of intensive care patients are readmitted to the hospital shortly after returning home and some of these readmissions are avoidable. High levels of carer stress, difficulty understanding health and social care packages and psychological trauma all contribute to high rates of return, the findings show. Pinpointing the reasons for unplanned readmissions is key to developing care packages that support patients at home and could save vital funds. The study was published in the journals Thorax and BMJ Quality and Safety.
The researchers used their map to identify two new Alzheimer's disease target genes—that is, genes that can be deleted, added, or modified, in the ongoing quest for a successful treatment for the disease. The team presented their findings in a paper published in Nature Neuroscience on May 25
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria along with the toxins they produce. These proof-of-concept nanorobots could one day offer a safe and efficient way to detoxify and decontaminate biological fluids.