The new review published in Lancet Oncology revealed that palliative care has grown over the past twelve years in only a few countries of Africa.
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The findings of a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology reported that increasingly popular interval exercise plans could treat endothelial dysfunction in older adults. Resistance-based interval exercise improved endothelial function both in elders with type 2 diabetes and in age-matched non-exercisers and regular exercisers.
A new study presented at the annual meeting of Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) showed that genetic fragments present in the children's bio-fluids enable the most reliable diagnosis of aggressive form of pediatric cancer, providing a new way for non-surgical biopsies that determines the extent of response to cancer treatments.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers found that the skipping breakfast increased the risk of atherosclerosis. In atherosclerosis, the arteries are hardened and narrowed due to a build-up of plaque.
A new study published in the recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that restriction in the blood transfusion practice could improve patient safety and outcomes and reduce the healthcare expenditures. Additionally, the study findings would lead to the successful launching of a patient blood management (PBM) program.
Ventilators are usually used to provide oxygen to the sick neonates. They are tethered to the life-saving device by a plastic endotracheal tube (ETT).
The chest X-ray was used to verify the positioning of the ETT, but the American Academy of Pediatrics found that a daily performance of the procedure builds up unnecessary costs without improving patients safety.
Some chemicals in cigarette smoke and industrial process might be more dangerous than already thought, according to a new study published in the Archives of Toxicology. The low molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (LMW PAHs) could trigger cancer as well as other diseases in common combination.
In some case, In-vitro fertilization was more effective if there was a delay in transferring embryos to the mother, research at the Stanford University School of Medicine and several other institutions states. Researchers found that women are undergoing IVF and having more of progesterone levels when their egg cells were retrieved, were benefited from having embryos frozen and transferred back to the uterus at a later date, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.
A new recommendation concerning the use of contrast agents in MRI scans has been provided by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). Administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents to patient's veins for brightening of tissues in MRI images accumulates in the brain. It is estimated that around 300 million doses of such drugs have been administered till now.
A study published in Nature Nanotechnology, stated that the researchers developed a new technology that improved DNA sequencing with the aid of nanophysics and electric currents. Meni Wanunu, Professor of Biological Physics at Northeastern University College of Science along with Pacific Biosciences developed a technique for loading DNA into sequencing wells with orders of magnitude higher efficacies.
According to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, individuals with increased levels of thyroid hormone (free thyroxine, FT4) in blood were more likely to develop irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) than individuals with lower levels.
A persistent cough and a build-up of mucus in the lungs of the patients have been diagnosed by doctors without a clear understanding of its pathogenesis; since diagnostic tests for chronic bronchitis are not available. The researchers from UNC School of Medicine are trying to understand the affected biological pathways involved in the disease to develop a method to diagnose chronic bronchitis.