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30 million to be offered free NHS flu jab this winter Related items fromOnMedica Swine flu jab in pregnancy safe for children as well as mothers Routine child vaccination coverage rates fall World ’s first malaria vaccine piloted in Malawi babies Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Easter travellers warned over Europe measles outbreak
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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Meta GeneAuthor(s): Mai Shaker, Taghreed Shalabi, Khaled R. Gaber, Khalda AmrAbstractBackgroundLeptin is an important hormone during implantation processes and plays a pivotal role in regulating the development of placenta and endo-metrial receptivity. miRNAs are associated with endometrial diseases, preeclampsia, neural tube defects and infertility, providing their potential role in the function of normal reproductive system. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of miRNA-27a and leptin polymorphisms in the development of idiopathic recurrent pregnancy ...
Source: Meta Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong forum, but I'm wondering if y'all had any advice. I don't have time in med school to be in a relationship, and I honestly haven't found anyone I want to be in a relationship with thus far. On the other hand, hooking up scares the hell out of me. Condoms don't adequately protect from HPV or HSV, and getting someone pregnant from a broken condom would financially ruin me. There would be no way for me to pay child support and also financially support... Sex Drive is Getting in the Way of Studying
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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Lorraine Carroll, Louise Gallagher, Valerie SmithAbstractMaternal perception of reduced fetal movements (RFM) is an important clinical marker to identify women at higher risk of adverse perinatal outcomes. Preventing and reducing stillbirths can only be achieved through better detection and management of women with RFM, however the characteristics of women who present with RFM in pregnancy vary. A systematic review was conducted to explore the risk factors associated with reduced fetal...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsFindings from observational studies support current dietary guidelines for the prevention of T2DM. Further dietary intervention studies are needed to confirm whether or not dietary modification following a GDM pregnancy reduces women's risk of developing T2DM.
Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
ConclusionAn ST2 LZD- and methicillin-resistant clone was established in the whole hospital, not only in the ICU but also in wards where LZD consumption is low. This highlights the need to implement and maintain infection control measures as well as antimicrobial stewardship programs in all hospital units, to preserve the efficacy of LZD.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusions Apart West Nile virus (78), thousands of congenital microcephaly cases, fetal brain tissue damage and neurological syndromes have been associated with ZIKV infection. Unfortunately, the epidemics of this mosquito born, and a relative stable virus is on a rise. Although congenital microcephaly is a rare disorder however, due to lack of standardized diagnostic test facilities, the incidence in the geographically widespread ZIKV epidemic regions is higher. Animals studies showed that ZIKV is a neurotropic virus. It directly targets the developing embryonic brain cells by inducing apoptosis, cell-cycle arrest, and...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Peer Reviewer: Dr Jennifer Ho, ID physician QLD, Australia You are an ED doc working in Perth over schoolies week. An 18 yo man comes into ED complaining of fever, rash a “cracking headache” and body aches. He has just hopped off the plane from Bali where he spent the last 2 weeks partying, boozing and running amok. He got bitten by “loads” of mosquitoes because he forgot to take insect repellent. On e...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine arthralgia dengue fever rash Source Type: blogs
Public health experts say Europe is experiencing large outbreaks of measles Related items fromOnMedica Pregnant women urged to have swine flu jab Malaria cases rise sharply One or two doses of HPV jab may be enough Babies aged 2-3 months to a year vulnerable to measles UK joins fight against Ebola
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Rio de Janeiro is expecting about 500,000 visitors for the Olympic and Paralympic games this August. If you’re one of them, there are a few things you need to consider in order to have a safe, happy and healthy trip to Brazil this year.   1. Make sure you’re up to date on all your vaccines. This is travel safety 101. Infectious disease loves a crowd, and one way to make sure a nasty bug doesn't hitch a ride with you is to get vaccinated.  What to do:  Make an appointment with a travel doctor now to make sure you’re current on all your regular vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, etc.) an...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news
Background Guinea is in the midst of the largest, longest, and deadliest outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (“Ebola” hereafter) ever recorded. As one of the three most affected countries in West Africa, which also include Liberia and Sierra Leone, Guinea has recorded 3,729 Ebola cases and 2,482 deaths (as of July 1, 2015) since the first case was diagnosed in March 2014.1 This mortality rate (67%) is higher than that of either Sierra Leone (30%) or Liberia (45%). The weekly caseload of the disease in Guinea has shown slight fluctuations throughout the epidemic, peaking at 171 cases during the final week of 2014.1 ...
Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
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