Multicenter study supports safety of overlapping orthopaedic surgery

For patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, the use of “overlapping” procedures – where the attending surgeon is simultaneously involved in two different surgeries in different operating rooms—does not lead to an increased risk of complications, reports a study in the November 21, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. According to this analysis of thousands of cases from […]

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Gip1 structure places G proteins in lockdown

Heterotrimeric G proteins are important in G protein-coupled receptor signaling, which plays many roles in the detection of various environmental stimuli, including hormones, neurotransmitters, light, smells, and chemical signals. G protein functions are regulated by interactions with Gip1, a protein that sequesters G proteins to block signaling processes. Many studies have attempted to understand the mechanism for this interaction between […]

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Nurses reach tentative deal with Peterborough Public Health

Job action has been avoided as nurses have reached a tentative agreement with Peterborough Public Health. In a release Tuesday morning, Peterborough Public Health says it reached the deal with the Ontario Nurses’ Association which was representing 31 nurses at the public health unit. The nurses serve more than 135,000 residents in the city, Peterborough County, along with Curve Lake […]

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Vicky Phelan calls for drug she believes saved her life to be made available to everyone with cervical cancer

Vicky Phelan has hit out at the State for not making a drug, which she believes saved her life, freely available to everyone with a cervical cancer. Speaking on Claire Byrne Live last night, the mother-of-two talked about the benefits of Pembrolizumab, a drug which she says shrunk her tumours by 50pc.  “I am evidence that this drug works,” she […]

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Health Tip: Identifying Lung Cancer Risks For Non Smokers

— Avoiding tobacco is an obvious way to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer. But there are still lung cancer risks if you’re a nonsmoker, the American Cancer Society says. Testing your home for radon, avoiding secondhand smoke and limiting exposure to air pollutants can help prevent lung cancer, the society says. A healthy diet with lots of fruits […]

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How to cure acne on the problem skin

The contents Types of acne Preventive and therapeutic means of helping to get rid of acne Drug treatment — how to remove acne What is acne? Is a group of diseases of the sebaceous glands. For example, acne appears when the skin produces too much sebum. The residue closes the pores and begins the inflammatory process. Magicforum figured out what […]

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Microglia react distinctively during inflammation: LIH scientists provide new insights into function and heterogeneity of brain immune cells

The NorLux Neuro-Oncology Laboratory at LIH’s Department of Oncology conducts research on brain diseases, with a special emphasis on glioma biology, drug resistance and systems approaches. Within this research unit, Dr. Alessandro Michelucci focuses on the role of glial cells and inflammatory responses. Jointly with team member Dr. Carole Sousa and collaborating research groups from LIH and the University of […]

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Alcohol dependence, psychiatric disorders share genetic links: Key alcoholism gene influences how quickly body metabolizes alcohol

In the largest study of genetic factors linked to alcohol dependence, an international team of researchers identified a gene known to affect risk, and they determined that many other genes also contribute to risk for alcohol dependence to a lesser degree. In addition, the study linked genetic factors associated with alcohol dependence to other psychiatric disorders, such as depression, and […]

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