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Asian tiger mosquito: A Potent Spreader of Zika Virus

A new study on Asian tiger mosquito was presented at the 66th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting. The invasive Asian tiger mosquito now rapidly spreading in parts of the U.S. and Europe may have been significantly underestimated as a potential source of Zika and dengue virus infections — and for one simple reason: they were underfed.

Cannula Insertion into A Vein

Research on local anesthetic was examined from the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Patients who are given a local anesthetic before having a venous cannula inserted have a clearly reduced sensation of pain when larger gauge cannulas are used. Compared with intradermal lidocaine infusion, the use of vapocoolant spray has the advantage that the rate of venepuncture failures is lower.

Bi-annual MRI More Effective than Mammograms for Women with Genetic Risk

Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile than an annual mammogram, according to a research team based at the University of Chicago Medicine and the University of Washington, Seattle.

An increasing frequency and severity of bacterium due to dietary sugar

Researcher’s team revealed that in laboratory tests and animal models, trehalose develops the virulence of epidemic C. difficile lineages that predominate in patient infections. An increasing frequency and severity of healthcare-associated outbreaks caused by bacterium Clostridium difficile have been linked to the widely used food additive trehalose. This study has been published in Journal Nature.