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An Outbreak Of Scarlet Fever In England

A study showed that scarlet fever outbreak is in England and Wales, which is seen the highest number of cases reported in the first quarter of a year since Public Health England (PHE) began collecting data in 1982. Cases of scarlet fever are always more common in the spring, but 15,549 cases were reported in the first three months of this year more than twice as many as last year. However, cases are showing signs of falling, with 1624 cases reported in the week ending April 1 compared with 2105 in the previous week.

New Insights Of Memory Loss After Surgery

Some patients with POCD experience memory problems; others have difficulty multitasking, learning new things, following multistep procedures or setting priorities. Unlike delirium, an acute, sudden-onset disorder that affects consciousness and attention  POCD can involve subtle, difficult-to-recognize symptoms that develop days to weeks after surgery. Most of the time, POCD is transient and patients get better in several months. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Red Meat Increase The Risk Of Colon Cancer

When comparing the effects of red meat, poultry, fish or vegetarian diets to cancer development in specific subsites of the colon, a study found that those regularly eating red meat compared to a red meat-free diet had higher rates of distal colon cancer.

Lung Stem Cells Help Repair Airways After Severe Injury

Researchers from the University of Iowa have identified a new population of lung stem cell that repairs the organ's gas exchange compartment following severe injury. The cells, known as glandular myoepithelial cells (MECs), were found to be surprisingly flexible. The study, published in Cell Stem Cell, shows that MECs can self-renew and differentiate into seven distinct cell types in the airway, making them the most plastic lung stem cell.