Guardian June 5 2019 Parents of children with cystic fibrosis who are desperate to use a drug that the NHS cannot afford are forming a buyers club to obtain a cut-price version made in Argentina where the patent does not apply. Angry at the stalemate between Vertex, the US manufacturer of Orkambi, and NHS England, the families […]
‘She’s wiggling her toes’: New fetal surgery for spina bifida may be safer for both baby and mom By USHA LEE MCFARLING Stat Magazine May 28 2019 LOS ANGELES — Gilda Giron was 13 weeks pregnant and barely showing when she started to worry. Something wasn’t right with her ultrasound image. At 16 weeks, Gilda […]
In experiments with mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report a promising advance in the search for a new class of drugs to treat major depression.
Recent scientific data support the existence of beneficial “rejuvenating” factors in young plasma and the presence of “age-promoting” factors in old plasma.
Brilliant Science At Work Helping Alzheimer’s Patients And Their Families: Dr Morgan Barense at U of T.
The sci-fi-esque Hippocamera is a digital memory augmentation device that acts like an external hippocampus.
In his latest book “AI Superpowers”, Lee describes his resolve to deeply understand his medical situation: “as a trained scientist whose life hang in the balance, I couldn’t help trying to better understand the disease and quantify my chances of survival.
In the United States, 61% of an adult’s total diet comes from ultraprocessed foods, in Canada, it is 62%, and in the UK, that proportion is 63%, a recent study found. Yet research also indicates that eating ultraprocessed foods can lead to obesity, high blood pressure and cancer, the study authors say.
Complex cases without a known cause require a unique approach. The approach includes the essential skills of active listening, patient engagement and deep thinking together with collaborative or shared decision making.
“Health systems have not yet adequately responded to the burden of mental disorders. As a consequence, the gap between the need for treatment and its provision is wide all over the world.”
Those who care for both sick, disabled or older relatives and dependent children are more likely to report symptoms of mental ill-health, feel less satisfied with life and struggle financially compared to the general population, the ONS research said.
Researchers in California expect to launch a clinical trial of stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration this year. It is planning the first study in humans using what are called induced pluripotent stem cells, which were discovered 12 years ago and won a 2012 Nobel Prize.
Brilliant Innovators And Scientists In Neuroscience Develop Vaccines To Treat Alzheimers.
Testing Baby DNA: BabySeq Study Finds 9% of Babies Have Monogenic Disease Impacting One Gene.
Gloria Origgi is an Italian philosopher, and a tenured senior researcher at CNRS (the French National Centre for Scientific Research) in Paris. Her latest book is Reputation: What It Is and Why It Matters (2017), translated by Stephen Holmes and Noga Arikha.
Current Immunotherapy Targets in Adult Relapsed/Refractory ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia).
CALM- a new and effective form of psychotherapy. Raymond Rupert MD, MBA. CALM is a new form of semi-structured psychotherapy developed for patients with advanced disease such as cancer. CALM has been proven to work in reducing the psychological distress of these patients. This is similar to palliative care, which reduces the suffering of those […]