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Archive for October, 2015

The legislation on certain food bans is not helpful, causing much damage


Date: October 31st, 2015

Food ban is not beneficial

In most cases, the food banks are implemented as a way of improving healthy living through healthy lifestyles. However, this is not among the successful processes in different ways. Studies have shown that this process is resulting to too much risk to the individuals and the environment despite the plans for better living.

Levels of health issues

The bans involve eradication of the unintended food products such as the recent ban of the Trans fats. The fats result to high levels of health issues as such as contributing to high chances of heart diseases and obesity among other. However, this process is not successful despite the legislation measures for the control of the fats because the manufacturers are using these opportunity to replace the fats with other types of oils.

Young donors with high T cell counts make better matches for stem cell transplant patients


Date: October 30th, 2015

Young and unrelated donors with high counts of T cells

Donor and a patient that match T cells have low chances for relapse of the disease after transplant.

Importance of T cells in stem transplants

In the stem cell transplants the cells are replaced with new cells thus identification of healthy stem cells is essential to prevent future heath related issues such as disease relapse. According to a recent study in the journal of clinical oncology, matching the patients is one key factor in a transplant process. In addition, the study suggests that unrelated donors with high number of the t cells counts are the best donors for the stem transplants patients.

Alzheimer’s disease: A real threat if not checked


Date: October 29th, 2015

MRI evidence indicates changes in brain may occur prior to amyloidal deposition. It develops gradually especially affects ADAD mutant carriers.

Alzheimer disease is fatal and according to researchers, it has no cure. Its predisposition affects the mutant carriers and thus can develop early especially among the children carrying genetic mutation for the disease. According to research by Quiroz in the department of psychiatry in Massachusetts general hospital, suggest that ADAD mutant carriers can develop as early as possible among the children with a high certainty unlike the non-carriers who have no brain abnormalities.

Did you know where you live matters when it comes to Type 2 Diabetes?


Date: October 28th, 2015

Social Determinants of diabetes

Social factors such as availability of environmental resources contribute to high incidences of diabetes type 2. Understanding the social and environment resources is important in the fight against diabetes.

Social and environmental determinants

The social and environmental conditions and resources are the immediate conditions that can affect your health by a large extent. These resources have great relationships with the incidences of diabetes as establishes by a recent study by Michigan school of public health.

Detecting Pneumonia app could save many lives


Date: October 26th, 2015

It is essential to dedicate resources in the control and prevention of pneumonia. Development of an app for diagnosis is a step to the right direction.

Development of a new app for detecting pneumonia

Pneumonia is a serious issue that greatly affects children, especially under five years. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild and severe illness to people of all ages. However, the disease is mainly prevalent among children hence diagnosis can help in control through early treatment.

Cystic fibrosis for Hispanic patients could be deadly


Date: October 25th, 2015

Cystic fibrosis-The genetic disease

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects people causing serious Lund and digestive problems. Despite the specialty in health care for Hispanic patients, cystic fibrosis is a great challenge that increases the mortality rate among these patients. According to the study by Stanford university school of medicine, there are genetic differences between the Hispanic with and without cystic fibrosis.

Researchers discover new genetic form of obesity and diabetes


Date: October 24th, 2015

Besides these, there are also other genes that alter unexpectedly causing diabetes. These conditions are usually passed on from one family member to the next. Many of the causes of obesity and diabetes have been found out by medics and ways to control them discovered. However, there still are many others that are yet to be discovered and it is still uncertain how many people suffer from these undiscovered mutated genes.

A new study reported that better Pain control in mastectomy


Date: October 23rd, 2015

People experience different types and amounts of pain after surgery. However, it is the aim of every health care provider to ensure a successful surgery and a better way to control the pain. Therefore, researchers have undertaken some measures to investigate ion how to reduce and control the pain after mastectomy. As a result, a team of researchers forms Mayo clinic carried out a research on the importance of intra-operative local infiltration particularly with liposomal bupivacaine.

Cystic fibrosis could be deadly as compared to Hispanics


Date: October 22nd, 2015

Additionally, genetic variances make it even more complicated to treat the condition with new treatments. Medics need to do more research on whether these new medications would be effective for the minority groups, explains Dr. MyMyBuu who works at the pulmonary medicine department in the department in Stanford university school of medicine in Palo Alto, Calif. He adds that they are trying to make advancements in the field to avoid any differences. The medics are also studying what causes these differences.

Reconstructive surgery gives new hope of a boy who was born with no eyes, nose or jaw


Date: October 21st, 2015

Boy born with no eyes, nose and jaw

Wonder in medical science

It is still a miracle that Yahya El Jabaly lived past the day he was born. He did not have eyes or the upper jaw. He also had a huge hole on his forehead, the site where the nose should have been located. He is now three years old after he survived an eighteen hour reconstructive surgery and his star is still shining bright.