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EPC Scale could be Used in General Medicine

In a new study, researchers have validated the 'Escala de Preocupación por el Cáncer – EPC' (an equivalent of the Cancer Worry Scale) to evaluate the fear of suffering from cancer. The study, published in Medicina Clínica, has revealed that the EPC is a valid and reliable scale for evaluating concern about cancer in healthy people.

Rhopressa: FDA Approved New Glaucoma Drug

A 12-year-old Duke University spinoff founded by two Duke professors has received regulatory approval for its first drug: eleven-a-day eye drops for glaucoma patients.  Aerie Pharmaceuticals received approval for the medication, Rhopressa , from the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA )

Painful Sex and Bladder Problems

New study provides added insights as to why women become less sexually active as they age. As women age, sexual activity typically declines. But that doesn't necessarily mean they are no longer interested in sex. The problem for many is physical.

Discover the disorder first, biochemists suggest

The sequencing of the human genome has made it possible. The biochemists confirmed the cause of initially unclear symptoms of patients in Israel. Such a disorder is 'MPS III-E', originally also called 'Dierks's disorder' after its discoverer. The researchers are now presenting their analysis in the journal Genetics in Medicine, published by the Nature Publishing Group.

Elephantiasis: Portable 3-D scanner provided accurate assessment

An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis. Health-care workers rely on leg measurements to assess the severity of the condition. However, measuring legs that are severely swollen often proves cumbersome and impractical.

Comprehensive health study in India

A new state-by-state health analysis in India finds that over two decades heart- and lung-related conditions, as well as other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), have surpassed infectious diseases, such as diarrhea and tuberculosis, as the nation's leading killers. The extent of this difference, however, varies significantly among the nation's 29 states and seven union territories.

Caution on Genetically Engineered HSCs

In a research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researcher expressed cautious optimism about efforts to genetically engineer hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to temporarily resist cell death during transplantation. While these gene therapy approaches could dramatically improve patient outcomes, their risks must be carefully studied in diverse models.

Mysteries behind diversity of DNA composition uncovered

DNA mutations found to be biased toward favoring 'G-C' content. To make the iconic, twisted double helix that accounts for the diversity of life, DNA rules specify that G always pairs with C, and A with T. But, when it's all added up, the amount of G+C vs A+T content among species is not a simple fixed percentage or, standard one-to-one ratio.