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Blindness Prevention By Transplantation Of Fetal Membrane

Blindness in patients with a devastating disease called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) can be prevented by transplanting tissue from newborn fetal membranes. Unlike before, SJS/TEN are now believed to be variants of the same condition, distinct from erythema multiforme. SJS/TEN is a very rare, acute, serious, and potentially fatal skin reaction Read more

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Intensive Kidney Dialysis And Conventional Dialysis Which Indicates Better Survival Rates?

Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. But if the kidneys are damaged, they don’t work properly. Harmful wastes can build up in your body. Your blood pressure may rise. Your body may retain excess fluid and Read more

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Childhood Obesity And Its Significant Fall In Massachusetts

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and is steadily affecting many low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child’s health or wellbeing. As methods to determine body fat directly Read more

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Hip Implants Can Be Kept Where They Belong With The Help Of Nanocoating

Knee replacement, or knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve the pain and disability of osteoarthritis. It may be performed for other knee diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. In patients with severe deformity from advanced rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, or long standing osteoarthritis, Read more

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Gut Microbiota Transplantation May Prevent Development Of Diabetes And Fatty Liver Disease

The human body, consisting of about 10 trillion cells, carries about ten times as many microorganisms in the intestines. Gut microbiota is an assortment of microorganisms inhabiting the length and width of the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. The composition of this microbial community is host specific, evolving throughout an individual’s lifetime and susceptible to both exogenous Read more

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Drinking Water ‘Improves Grades’

Health is like a bank account: when you are in a perfect state of vitality and getting all the power nutrients your tissues need to function at their best, your “health account” balance is at 100%. Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink…Those famous words, written over 250 years ago, convey some idea of Read more

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PolyQ Diseases Protect Against Cancer

The chances of developing cancer are lower in patients suffering from Huntington’s disease and other polyQ or polyglutamine diseases. Polyglutamine (polyQ) disorders are inherited neurodegenerative diseases and are caused by polyQ expansion in the mutant proteins. The patient shows comparable retinal neurodegeneration, characterized by morphological and functional alterations of rod photoreceptors. Transcriptional deregulations are also Read more

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Eating Flavonoid Foods ‘Protect Men Against Parkinson’s Disease’

The risk for developing Parkinson’s disease in men may be cut down if there are regular consumption of foods rich in flavonoids for instance apples, berries, tea, red wine and certain vegetables. No such significant relationship for total flavonoids is seen in women. Flavonoids are compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages that have Read more

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Maternal Obesity, Diabetes Can Lead To Autism In Children

Women who are obese or who suffer from diabetes are at a higher risk of giving birth to children autism or some other neurodevelopment disorder. Maternal obesity refers to obesity (often including being overweight) of a woman during pregnancy. Maternal obesity has a significant impact on maternal metabolism and offspring development. Modification of lifestyle is Read more

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Appendicitis: Antibiotics Vs Surgery

Although since 1889, appendicectomy, which involves removing the inflamed appendix surgically, has been the standard treatment for acute appendicitis but surgery need not be the first line of treatment for acute uncomplicated appendicitis. Instead, the use of antibiotics may be a safe and a viable alternative. Antibiotic therapy results in fewer problems and complications than Read more

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Whooping Cough Vaccine’s Effectiveness May Be Short Lived Among Children

Acellular vaccine for treating whooping cough in children might not be as long-lasting as had been previously thought. No matter that a lot of vaccines are available against this disease yet the disease appears to be quite prevalent. Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. The coughing Read more