- Probiotic prescriptions for premature babies to reduce disease riskon 27/09/2022 at 13:00
Premature babies in neonatal units could be given personalized prescriptions of bacteria directly into their stomachs to improve health and reduce disease risk, new research has revealed.
- Harms reporting is inconsistent across organ cancer guidelineson 27/09/2022 at 11:31
A review of 33 organ-specific cancer screening guidelines has found that the reporting of harms related to screening tests and procedures is inconsistent across cancer types and at each stage of the screening process. The review is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
- Anti-TNF continuation after 24 weeks of pregnancy beneficial to persons with IBD, does not affect neonatal outcomeson 27/09/2022 at 11:31
A 10-year emulation trial of pregnant persons with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has found that continuation of anti–tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) treatment after 24 weeks of pregnancy appears beneficial regarding IBD activity and prematurity, while not affecting neonatal outcomes and serious infections in the offspring. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
- Removing binding sites for an oncogene can slow down cancer cell growthon 27/09/2022 at 11:23
Researchers focusing on the effects of the MYC oncogene have revealed new information about the factors that regulate the growth of cancer cells. MYC promotes the expression of genes that are important for cellular growth, and it is known to be overactive in more than half of all human cancers. However, there are no drugs currently available for inhibiting MYC function because its protein structure is not well suited for therapeutic targeting. Alternative option for preventing MYC activity would be to inhibit the function of the MYC target genes. In their recent study, the researchers of University of Helsinki belonging to Academy of Finland’s Center of Excellence in Tumor Genetics Research have identified target genes of MYC that are responsible for its growth promoting effects.
- Researchers identify new model of Alzheimer’s as an autoimmune diseaseon 27/09/2022 at 11:21
Scientists at the Krembil Brain Institute, part of the University Health Network, have proposed a new mechanistic model (AD2) for Alzheimer’s, looking at it not as a brain disease, but as a chronic autoimmune condition that attacks the brain.
- Health Plan Shake-Up Could Disrupt Coverage for Low-Income Californiansby Bernard J. Wolfson on 27/09/2022 at 09:00
Four managed-care insurance plans may lose contracts with California’s Medicaid program, which would force nearly 2 million low-income residents to switch their health plans — and possibly their doctors. The plans are fighting back.
- Britain’s Hard Lessons From Handing Elder Care Over to Private Equityby Christine Spolar on 27/09/2022 at 09:00
Four Seasons Health Care collapsed after years of private equity investors rolling in one after another to buy its business, sell its real estate, and at times wrest multimillion-dollar profits from it through complex debt schemes. The deal-making failed to account for the true cost of senior care.
- At This Recovery Center, Police Cope With the Mental Health Costs of the Jobby Katja Ridderbusch on 27/09/2022 at 09:00
Burnout, PTSD, depression, and substance misuse are rampant among first responders, partly fueled by the anti-police sentiments after the killing of George Floyd. Combined with low morale, the poor state of officers’ mental health has pushed many out of the profession, leaving those who remain exhausted. A handful of specialized treatment facilities are trying to meet demand, but more resiliency training is needed, experts said.
- Is Covid ‘Under Control’ in the US? Experts Say Yesby Louis Jacobson, PolitiFact and Jeff Cercone, PolitiFact on 26/09/2022 at 09:00
PolitiFact has been tracking this campaign promise since 2020. Experts are now saying it’s fair to describe the covid pandemic as “under control.”
- Embedded Bias: How Medical Records Sow Discriminationby Darius Tahir on 26/09/2022 at 09:00
Medical records can contain seemingly objective descriptions that are actually full of coded language and subtext. How does that affect care?