These Photos Prove There's No Shame In Women Having Facial Hair
An Australian fitness blogger with polycystic ovary syndrome is getting the word out about the reality of living with the disorder in viral photos showing her shaving her face. “As well as depression, anxiety, infertility, weight gain, hormonal imbalances, bloating, abdominal pains, acne, cysts, increased risk of cancer and everything else, a lot of woman including myself have to deal with facial hair!” wrote Tina Marie Beznec in a message fellow Australian blogger Constance Hall shared this month. “Do you know how UNFEMININE this can make a woman feel?!?” she wrote. “I’ve always been super self conscious about it, but really just have to put this out there because I want create more awareness around this syndrome and how much it can impact someone’s life especially if they don’t know they have it.” Experts estimate that PCOS, a hormone disorder that gets its name because it causes small cysts on the ovaries, affects between one in 10 and one in 20 women of childbearing age. Besides the cysts, PCOS can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including irregular periods, acne, infertility, excess facial and body hair. It also increases a woman’s risk of obesity and diabetes. Beznec runs the Facebook page Fight Against Fat, where she shares health and fitness tips and documents her experiences living with PCOS. Her message is clear: Don’t judge someone’s personal appearance — especi...
We present a 71-year-old Japanese man with metastasis prostate cancer that, during medical castration therapy, had torsades de pointes (TdP) with a QT prolongation and ventricular fibrillation (VF). His QT interval diminished after discontinuing the medical castration, and he developed no further VF recurrences for 15 months. Medical castration is a rare but possible trigger of TdP with QT prolongation and VF. PMID: 30518719 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
New research shows that cancer patients who are single receive less aggressive treatment than those who are married. NPR's Michel Martin talks with researcher Joan DelFattore about her findings.
CONCLUSION: The use of SGLT2 inhibitors in insulin treated T2D patients resulted in reduction of HbA1c, which was associated to weight loss, cHDL increase and SBP decrease. PMID: 30503071 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: PUVA therapy is associated with an increased risk of CCNM inthe Mediterranean population. PMID: 30503067 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: The results obtained show a sub-optimal adherence to treatment for the 3chronic diseases studied. Adherence increased with the number of chronic diseases, while sex, age and number of drugs did not show a consistent effect. It is necessary to investigate if there are other factors that may influence therapeutic adherence, since improving adherence may have a greater impact on health than any progress in therapies. PMID: 30503066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 8 December 2018Source: Results in PhysicsAuthor(s): B. Gowri Naidu, P. Sarita, G.J. Naga Raju, M.K. TiwariAbstractSynchrotron Radiation based X-ray fluorescence (SRXRF) technique was utilized for the determination of serum elemental profile in breast cancer patients group and healthy subjects group. The SRXRF experiments were performed on microprobe beamline-16, Indus-2 synchrotron radiation source at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore, India. The accuracy and reliability of the experimental method were validated by using International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ...
As reports of rising levels of physician burnout and suicide accumulate, two pediatricians urge medical programs to consider using"narrative medicine" to help humanize practice and begin to treat the heavy emotional toll many doctors experience.Reuters Health Information
Publication date: 1 March 2019Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 175Author(s): Jing Luo, Yang Cheng, Xiao-Yan He, Yi Liu, Na Peng, Zhi-Wei Gong, Kui Wu, Tao ZouAbstractTo realize efficiently cellular uptake and enhance the immunostimulation, thiolated cytosine-phosphate-guanine (CpG) oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) were self-assembled on hollow gold nanospheres (HGNs) to form CpG-HGNs. The cellular uptake of CpG-HGNs in immune cells was studied in RAW 264.7 cells. Due to the enhanced delivery efficiency, CpG-HGNs exhibited a higher immune stimulatory activity compared with CpG ODNs, resulting in a dramatic...
CONCLUSIONS: Many patients were not meeting Japanese LDL-C target levels at the time of ACS, and a large proportion of patients meeting target levels developed ACS; therefore, more stringent management and further evaluation of the target LDL-C levels is warranted in high-risk patients and those with previous history of CAD. PMID: 30518728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsThis series of patients undergoing PD with PG shows that the operation can be performed safely with excellent outcomes for a variety of malignant and benign conditions.