Chronic illnesses: UN stands up to stop 41 million avoidable deaths per year
“Heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic Lyme disease, depression” – just some of the illnesses outlined by World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, who drove home the danger by asking delegates to stand up, when they heard the name of an illness that had killed someone they loved: One by one, every single person in the room, got to their feet.
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2020Source: Artificial Intelligence in MedicineAuthor(s): Jacques Bouaud, Sylvia Pelayo, Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Coralie Prebet, Charlotte Ngo, Luis Teixeira, Gilles Guézennec, Brigitte Seroussi
Conclusions: Operative laparoscopy under conscious sedation and local anesthesia appears to be a feasible technique in gynecologic surgery with no adverse patient outcomes. PMID: 32612345 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: it became evident that palliative care in primary health care has been gradually developed, but it is necessary to consider the organization of primary health care and the social policies that support or weaken it, being considered a complex challenge. PMID: 32609270 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 24 June 2020Source: Saudi Journal of Biological SciencesAuthor(s): Neda M. Bogari, Ashwag Aljohani, Anas Dannoun, Osama Elkhateeb, Masimo Porqueddu, Amr A. Amin, Dema N. Bogari, Mohiuddin M. Taher, Faruk Buba, Reem M. Allam, Mustafa N. Bogari, Francesco Alamanni
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2020Source: Redox BiologyAuthor(s): Mengling Li, Chengai Wu, Jibran Sualeh Muhammad, Dan Yan, Koichi Tsuneyama, Hideki Hatta, Zheng-Guo Cui, Hidekuni Inadera
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: BiointerfacesAuthor(s): Sumanta Kar, Dinesh R. Katti, Kalpana S. Katti
Publication date: 15 October 2020Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 321Author(s): Ayushi Agarwal, Krishnan Venkatakrishna, Bo Tan
This study delves into the mechanisms by which a short period of fasting can accelerate wound healing. Fasting triggers many of the same cellular stress responses, such as upregulated autophagy, as occur during the practice of calorie restriction. It isn't exactly the same, however, so it is always worth asking whether any specific biochemistry observed in either case does in fact occur in both situations. In particular, the period of refeeding following fasting appears to have beneficial effects that are distinct from those that occur while food is restricted. Multiple forms of therapeutic fasting have been repor...
This study sought to investigate what could be learned from how these men have fared. The men were born in 1925-1928 and similar health-related data from questionnaires, physical examination, and blood samples are available for all surveys. Survival curves over various variable strata were applied to evaluate the impact of individual risk factors and combinations of risk factors on all-cause deaths. At the end of 2018, 118 (16.0%) of the men had reached 90 years of age. Smoking in 1974 was the strongest single risk factor associated with survival, with observed percentages of men reaching 90 years being 26.3, 25.7, ...
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...