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Racism Toward Patients In Health Care System

A report behind studying an increase in rheumatic fever in M?ori and Pacific people has uncovered claims of racism and 'rough handling' of patients suffering from the disease reports academics at the University of Auckland.

Increase In The Level Of Noise Increases The Atrial Fibrillaton Level

The researcher estimates that an increasing level of noise, the incidence of atrial fibrillation also increases dramatically. They found that the incidence of atrial fibrillation in subjects with extreme noise annoyance reactions increases to 23%, compared to just 15% without this environmental impact. Looking at the proportion of sources of extreme noise pollution, aircraft noise came first with 84% during the day and 69% during sleep. The study was published in the International Journal of Cardiology.

ICU: Chronic Pain Common After Discharge

Chronic moderate to severe pain is common in survivors of critical illness and often interferes with daily life, new findings show. "There’s a high rate of persistent pain symptoms after the critical illness that negatively impacts patients' daily life, such as going to work and affects their sleep and their enjoyment of daily activities," Dr. Christina J. Hayhurst of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.

Protein Molecules Regulate Formation Of Myelin Sheaths

According to a study, researchers examined that around 200,000 people in Germany suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), a serious neurological condition that has no known cure. Although the causes are far from being known, they do know that the immune system erroneously attacks the protective sheaths around nerve fibers. They discovered how the formation of myelin sheaths is regulated by protein molecules. This knowledge could be used to help MS patients by stimulating the formation of new myelin sheaths after a relapse.