Research Desk

Nov 03, 2016

Indias biggest cigarette maker ITC on Wednesday criticised the governments decision to impose bigger health warnings on cigarette packets saying there was little evidence to link smoking to diseases depicted in those pictures India earlier this year ordered manufacturers to cover 85 percent of their tobacco packs surface in health warnings which are challenged in a state court

Nov 02, 2016

Individuals with special needs are often affected by oral disorders such as dental caries and periodontal disease A meta anlysis indicated that prevalence of dental caries and periodontal disease in children and young adults with ASD is high pointing to the need for oral health policies focused on these individuals

Nov 02, 2016

Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution mostly in South Asia and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage according to the UN childrens agency UNICEF The most polluted areas had pollution levels at least six times higher than the international guidelines set by the WHO

Nov 02, 2016

The FDA gave fasttrack review status to Novartiss medication ribociclib in firstline treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer The US priority review of LEE011 is based on data presented at a cancer conference which showed patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer who took ribociclib with letrozole had 44 percent less disease progression than those on letrozole alone

Nov 02, 2016

Most oral antineoplastic drugs approved since 2010 are associated with multiple clinically significant drugdrug interactions DDIs The risk for these DDIs is increased by concurrent medications prescribed for preexisting chronic diseases common in the aging oncology population The median prevalence rate for DDIs in patients admitted to the hospital or seen in clinic with adverse drug reactions is over 30

Nov 01, 2016

New Method makes imaging of moving subjects possible NIBIBfunded researchers at University of Washington have pioneered an approach to image functional activity in the brains of individual fetuses allowing a better look at how functional networks within the brain develop The work addresses a common problem of functional MRI if the subject moves during the scanning the images get distorted

Nov 01, 2016

Case Western Reserve University MaternalFetal medicine doctor warns that the obesity epidemic is leading to a rise in highrisk pregnancies The epidemic of obesity is felt in prenatal clinics and delivery rooms around the world with a worrisome trend in highrisk pregnancies that could impact mother and child The management of obesity in pregnancy begins before during and after pregnancy

Nov 01, 2016

Fiveyear study shows potential advantages of Bowman layer transplantation over traditional treatments for advanced keratoconus An innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with a degenerative eye disease suggest fiveyear results from a studyTransplantation of one layer of the cornea may help people with keratoconus avoid or delay full corneal transplantation and other potentially risky procedures according to the researchers

Nov 01, 2016

Once only possible in StarTrek medical scanners Somaie Salajeghe has developed new software for the prototype of a portable silent MRI The device could be used in operating rooms remote and rural locationsand even in space Unlike potentially harmful radiationbased Xray and CT scans MRIdevices use radio transmitters and magnets to generate radiosignals that a computer with the right signals

Nov 01, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the Amplatzer PFO Occluder device The PFO Occluder reduces the risk of a stroke in patients who previously had a stroke believed to be caused by a blood clot that passed through a small hole in the heart called a patent foramen ovale PFO and then traveled to the brain