Saturday 2 August 2014

Formula to predict heart transplant success

A new formula can predict which heart transplant patients are at greatest risk of death in the year following their surgeries, said researchers at US-based John Hopkins Medicine. This information that could help medical teams figure out wh


Short antibiotic courses ‘safer’

Short courses of antibiotics appear just as effective as longer ones – and a great deal safer – in treating respiratory infections that might cause pneumonia in children on temporary breathing devices, said a report. A study by Johns Hopki


Scientists identify ‘unique’ DNA

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine scanned the human genome and discovered what they believe is the reason people have such a variety of physical traits and disease risks. The team identified a near complet


Link seen between diabetes, bone mass

Insulin, the sugar-regulating hormone, is required for normal bone development and it may provide a link between bone health and metabolic disease, such as diabetes, said a report. The study, headed by Thomas Clemens, PhD, the Lewis Cass S


Link seen between scleroderma, cancer

Patients with a certain type of scleroderma may get cancer and scleroderma simultaneously, suggesting that in some diseases, autoimmunity and cancer may be linked, researchers said. “Our research adds more to the discussion about whether c


Botox eases nerve pain ‘in certain patients’

Johns Hopkins University researchers have found that some patients with a painful and debilitating nerve compression disorder reported reduction in short-term pain after receiving a single, low-dose injection of Botox. Botox, a toxin known


Surgeons reach brain through eyelids

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University have safely and effectively operated inside the brains of a dozen patients by making a small entry incision through the natural creases of an eyelid to reach the skull and deep brain. They say access to

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