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25 Apr 2017

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Birdflu has broken out in the central part of Uganda, a senior ministry of agriculture official said.Connie Acayo, the spokesperson of the ministry, told Xinhua news agency by telephone on Saturday that confirmatory test of dead birds on Lutembe beach on the shores of Lake Victoria and in Masaka district showed that the disease had broken out.The spokesperson added that government is going to issu...
Source : Prokerala | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Health
Maintaining high levels of fitness through physical activity such as walking, jogging, swimming, or dancing may increase brain function and boost memory -- the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer's disease - in older adults, researchers say.The finding showed that the age-related changes in memory performance and brain activity largely depend on an individual's fitness level.Older adults who exercis...
Source : Prokerala | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Health
New Guidance Issued on Managing Pregnant Patients with Congenital Heart Disease — Physician’s First WatchThe American Heart Association has released a new scientific statement for clinicians caring for pregnant patients with congenital heart disease.Women with high-risk congenital heart disease (e.g., single ventricle, pulmonary hypertension) should seek counseling prior to conception to help them...
Source : Jwatch | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Health
Senate Vote Indicates the Affordable Care Act Is Headed for a Quick Repeal — Physician’s First WatchThe U.S. Senate, in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's Wednesday news conference, voted to instruct congressional committees to start working on legislation to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act.Mr. Trump, when asked in the news conference about his plans for the law, said: "It'll be re...
Source : Jwatch | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Health
Despite Eradication of Type 2 Wild Poliovirus, U.S. Children Should Still Be Vaccinated Against All 3 Types — Physician’s First WatchDespite Eradication of Type 2 Wild Poliovirus, U.S. Children Should Still Be Vaccinated Against All 3 TypesThe CDC recommends that all children living in the U.S., including refugees and immigrants, continue to follow the advice of the Advisory Committee on Immunizat...
Source : Jwatch | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Health
Your NEJM Group Today: ACGME Core Competencies, Open Forum Discussion on 2016 in Review, Texas EM Opportunities — Physician’s First WatchYour NEJM Group Today: ACGME Core Competencies, Open Forum Discussion on 2016 in Review, Texas EM OpportunitiesIn the final post of a 7-part blog series, NEJM Knowledge+ delves into another of the core competencies endorsed by the Accreditation Council for Gradua...
Source : Jwatch | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Health
new image analysis technique can use cell phone images to quickly find and track important biological molecules, including tell-tale signs of disease.Developed by scientists from the University of Southern California (USC), "Hyper-Spectral Phasor" analysis, or HySP, has the ability to look at many different molecules in one pass."By looking at multiple targets or watching targets move over time, w...
Source : Prokerala | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Health
Cutting down on smoking can now be a bit easier for you! Tobacco counseling for youth or adults can reduce the prevalence of smoking cigarettes during adult years, claims a study published in Annals of Family Medicine.The researchers conducted a microsimulation analysis to estimate the health impact and cost-effectiveness of tobacco counseling of youth and adults in a U.S. birth cohort of 4,000,00...
Source : Medindia | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Health
Individuals who suffer with early schizophrenia may also be at risk of developing diabetes, even before being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs and a poor lifestyle - poor diet and sedentary behaviour - associated with prolonged period of illness, finds a study.Schizophrenia -- a brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally -- is known to be associated with a reduced life expectancy o...
Source : Medindia | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Health
help academically talented students, schools should use both ability grouping and acceleration, finds a new study. This study has been reported by Northwestern University, which examined a century of research looking at the controversial subject.Ability grouping places students of similar skills and abilities in the same classes. Acceleration, most commonly known as grade skipping, subject acceler...
Source : Medindia | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Health
Dengue virus and Zika virus are both positive-strand RNA flaviviruses, which means that once a virus particle infects a cell, its RNA genome can be immediately translated by cellular machinery into viral proteins to make new virus particles and spread the infection.Dengue virus can cause febrile illness, hemorrhagic fever, and even death, and infects an estimated 390 million people worldwide each ...
Source : Medindia | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Health
Cannabinoids, marijuana's active compounds such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol, like to stick to fat, which is abundant in breast milk. This stickiness suggests that in women who use marijuana, these compounds can end up in breast milk, raising concerns about their potential effects on nursing babies. But the health risks to these infants largely remain undetermined.This is partly du...
Source : Medindia | 100 Day(s) AgoCategory : Health
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