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Microbial Community are Similar on ISS And Homes, study finds

A study published in PeerJ reported that researchers examined swabs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) and compared them with samples from homes on earth and the Human Microbiome Project. The study findings reported that the microbial community on the ISS was very different and more closely resembled that of homes than of humans.

Unintended Consequences of Sepsis Care Programs

Even though healthcare experts have identified the benefits of integrated sepsis care programs, the potential inadvertent consequences of the programs were less known. However, new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) suggested that electronic sepsis screenings and treatment protocols could increase the use of certain broad-spectrum antibiotics and healthcare facility-onset (HCFO) C. difficile infection (CDI) rates.

Refrigeration Technology: Cold-stored Mouse Sperm Viability was Elevated

The researchers from Japan developed an effective technology, called the refrigeration preservation technology. This was beneficial to maintain the fertilization functionality of mouse sperm for 10 days. While with the aid of an innovative technology, the preservation period of the sperm was extended successfully up to 10 days. The results of the study are published in the journal Biology of Reproduction.

Health interventions can reduce child mortality

Infant mortality is one of the biggest problems faced in India. Besides, there are several challenges India’s public health system is facing. The experts presently aim to improve preventable deaths of newborns and under-5s by 2030. To overcome other challenges, the Government of India has introduced many health interventions and appointed female community health workers in villages across the country under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

Romosozumab for Osteoporosis Provides Improved Protection against Fractures

Researchers from Sahlgrenska University Hospital developed a novel treatment with romosozumab for osteoporosis, which provides major improvements in bone density and more effective protection against fractures than the current standard treatment. The above study is the first that compares the effect of two osteoporosis medicines on fractures. The findings of the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).