Wednesday, 1 Feb 2023

Health Problems

Abortion Debate Ramps Up in States as Congress Deadlocks

Anti-abortion advocates are pressing for expanded abortion bans and tighter restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned the national right to abortion. But with the debate mostly deadlocked in Washington, the focus is shifting to states convening their first full legislative sessions since Roe v. Wade was overturned. Although some state GOP lawmakers have filed bills […]

How Veterinary Vaccines Affect Human Health

IntroductionWhy veterinary vaccines are important?Types of veterinary vaccinesHow can veterinary vaccines positively impact human health?How can veterinary vaccines adversely affect human health?ReferencesFurther Reading The use of veterinary vaccines is increasing exponentially to protect both animal health and public health. However, there is evidence indicating that humans unintentionally exposed to veterinary vaccines can develop adverse events. […]

What are Digital Inhalers and how do they Work?

IntroductionWhat are digital inhalers?Why digital inhalers?Will digital inhalers make physicians obsolete?Obstacles and future outlookReferencesFurther reading Digital therapeutics enable personalized chronic illness management and unmatched patient health and treatment compliance monitoring. Digital health uses technology to help people manage diseases, decrease health risks, and improve health and well-being. Image Credit: denayunebgt/Shutterstock Digital inhalers are a huge […]

School of Medicine joins major NIH brain mapping effort

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are joining a national network to map the intricacies of the brain, with a goal of deepening knowledge of how the brain works and generating new insights into how the brain functions in healthy people — and how it malfunctions in Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism and […]

What is McArdle's Disease?

IntroductionHistoryCauses and symptomsGeneticsPYGM geneEpidemiologyDiagnosis and treatmentReferencesFurther reading ​​​​McArdle's disease, also known as Glycogen Storage Disease Type V, or GSD5, is a congenital disorder of muscle metabolism. It occurs when the body loses its ability to break down glycogen leading to characteristic symptoms like fatigue, muscle pain, and cramps. McArdle's disease is a genetic disorder due […]

Puram honored for research on head and neck cancer

Sidharth V. Puram, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of otolaryngology and director of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a 2022 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. He is one of 16 early-career physician-scientists recognized for clinical research likely […]

How Do Your Body and Mind Change When You Start Running?

What does the literature say about running?What are the positive psychological effects associated with running?What are the positive physical effects associated with running?What are the short-term effects of running?What are the risks associated with running? References Further reading Recreational running, defined as running for leisure which may or may not include a competitive aspect, has become increasingly […]

What are Colon Tattoos?

IntroductionColorectal cancer (CRC)- diagnosis and treatmentEndoscopic tattooingInks or dyes for colon tattoosAdvantages and disadvantages of colon tattoosReferencesFurther reading Endoscopic tattooing is an important medical technique that is used to mark colorectal lesions for surgery or follow-up. This technique is important because it minimizes the challenges faced by surgeons in locating polypectomy sites or small lesions, […]

Research into a Cure for Diabetes

Using immunotherapy to cure type-1 diabetesUsing stem cell-derived beta cells for functional cure of diabetesA genetic therapy based cure for diabetesTreating diabetes using insulin inhibitory receptorFuture of the undergoing research into a cure for diabetes References Further reading  Over the past century, new medications and computer technology have helped many individuals better manage their diabetes, yet optimum […]

What Are The Health Effects of Over-Sanitization?

Specific effects of sanitization chemicals on human healthThe COVID-19 pandemic and the potential health consequences associated with the use of alcohol-based hand sanitization productsReferences Further reading  Using cleaning agents in disinfection products is thought to produce various outcomes associated with several organ systems, including respiratory and cardiovascular symptoms and effects on the skin. The respiratory effects […]

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