Health Problems

Computers can ‘spot the difference’ between healthy brains and the brains of people with DID

Machine-learning and neuroimaging techniques have been used to accurately distinguish between individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and healthy individuals, on the basis of their brain structure, in new research part funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers performed MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scans […]

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Reusable respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting health care personnel

Half-facepiece reusable elastomeric respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from exposure to airborne transmissible contaminants or infectious agents—for example, influenza virus—during day-to-day work or with a sudden or rapid influx of patients, such as during a public health emergency, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, […]

Health Problems

DNA damage leads to genetic diseases and cancer

Scientists have reported that many inheritance mutations are caused by DNA damage rather than errors in DNA doubling. The study was conducted by an international research group and published in Nature Genetics. Unfortunately, the reasons for mutations in normal cells that have not been exposed to ultraviolet, smoke or other external mutagens are understudied. According […]

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HIV fatigue: Causes and treatments

In this article, we look at the causes of HIV-related fatigue, how to overcome fatigue, and the effects HIV has on a person’s mental health. An unusual level of fatigue, along with other symptoms, can be an early symptom of HIV. Fatigue can be an early symptom of HIV. HIV-related fatigue is often related to […]

Personal Health

The local pharmacist is a part of home

Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU), has stated in an Interview with the apotheken Umschau its Position on key points of medical care in Germany Editor-in-chief Hans Haltmeier in Gespräch with the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn Since the Europäcourt of justice in 2016, a controversial decision to mail order prescription drugs über […]

Health Problems

Influenza A deliberately enhances levels of the human p53 protein to reduce anti-viral gene and protein expression

Genome editing technology is helping A*STAR scientists unravel how the Influenza A virus (IAV) exploits human anti-viral responses. IAV remains a key challenge for global health resources, not least because of wide variations in symptom severity experienced by different people, even when they are infected by the same strain. This implies that there are host […]

Pet Care

Ruth and Solo: An Anxious Dog Teaches His Owner Patience

As Director of Animal Welfare at the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan, Ruth Allen oversees the care of animals during their stay.  “If everything’s going great, I don’t hear about it,” Ruth explains. “But if there are dogs who won’t walk on a leash or cats with issues, I get pulled in.”  So, when staff reported a […]