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South American amphibian pave the way to treat cirrhosis

According to a new study published in the Journal of Anatomy, the liver function of a South American amphibian, Siphonops annulatus, has the potential to cure the cirrhosis condition. Using a new 3D liver cell examination, researchers identified the liver function of the amphibian. During the study, the team found that the liver of Siphonops annulatus produces blood cells throughout its lifetime and breaks down the protein collagen.

A novel treatment strategy for postpartum hemorrhage

New research from SLU Care obstetricians at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital establishes a potential treatment strategy for the postpartum hemorrhage. Postpartum hemorrhage is heavy bleeding in a mother following labor and the leading cause of perinatal maternal mortality in the world. Failure of uterine contraction is the most common cause for 80 % of postpartum hemorrhage, which leads to massive bleeding in mother.

Half of the doctors in Sri Lanka unaware of autism symptoms

Autism is a neurological and developmental disorder. The studies found that, in Sri Lanka, many doctors were unaware of the signs and symptoms associated with the disorder. The researchers suggest that introduction of some health interventions and that regular in-service programmes might be beneficial to the children suffering from autism and medical officers respectively.

MS Patients Who Stick to Treatment have Better Physical Outcomes

Despite the cost of care provided, multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who follow medication schedules could show significantly better physical outcomes. The study findings published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association has potential implication for MS, as there is no significant approach to assess treatment outcomes for patients with MS, which makes it difficult to determine whether the treatment costs are reasonable for their benefits.