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Patients experience emotional response to diagnosis and ‘feel dirty’

Patients experience emotional response to diagnosis and ‘feel dirty’

Turns out, the consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) reach well beyond patients’ physical health, souring social relationships, and leading some healthcare providers (HCP) to distance themselves from affected patients. HAIs are infections that patients get while receiving treatment for medical or surgical conditions, and many HAIs are preventable. Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University conducted a [...]

August 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Patients experience emotional response to diagnosis and ‘feel dirty’

This new HIV therapy could boost immunity levels in patients

This new HIV therapy could boost immunity levels in patients

Turns out, a new HIV drug can reduce the viral replication and increase immune cells in individuals with advanced, drug-resistant HIV infection. Used in combination with existing HIV medications, the drug is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective treatment options, the researchers at Yale University said. For some individuals with [...]

August 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This new HIV therapy could boost immunity levels in patients

Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

A positive attitude can help you in all walks of life, and even in cancer. A new study done by the Israel Institute of Technology shows that positive emotions can be helpful in fighting cancer. The new study, titled Modulation of anti-tumour immunity by the brain’s reward system, was published in the science journal Nature. It [...]

July 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Older and frail patients could benefit from prehabilitation before surgery, finds a study. Prehabilitation is the process of enhancing an individual’s functional capacity to enable him or her to withstand a forthcoming stressor. The demand for surgical services is increasing as a result of an expanding “ageing population.” “The increasing number of older adults with [...]

July 3, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Scientists have developed a self-tuning brain implant that can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s patients by delivering stimulation in real time, in response to neural signals. Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. The first [...]

June 4, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Scientists have developed a self-tuning brain implant that can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s patients by delivering stimulation in real time, in response to neural signals. Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. The first [...]

May 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

A new research suggests that moderate to high-intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia. Although the exercise programme improved physical fitness, it cannot be recommended as a treatment option for cognitive impairment in dementia, say the researchers. Nearly 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia and the view that exercise might slow [...]

May 22, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

People with cancer have an increased risk of developing blood clots, with roughly one in five experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE) — either a blood clot in a deep vein or a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. Taking oral drugs daily can be an effective [...]

May 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

While sleep duration matters a lot, it is specifically vital for kidney disease patients. According to a study conducted by the American Society of Nephrology, sleep duration may influence the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) experienced by individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In patients with CKD, fatigue, lack of energy, and drowsiness are the [...]

May 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

In elderly hospitalised people, the risk of sustaining a fall can be predicted through an easy physical performance test, suggests a research. A study of 807 older individuals admitted to hospital found that those who had poorer physical function at the time of admission were more likely to fall during their hospital stay; 329 falls [...]

February 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

There’s hope for cancer patients. A new way to kill liver cancer cells and stop tumour growth found

There’s hope for cancer patients. A new way to kill liver cancer cells and stop tumour growth found

Scientists have found a new way to kill liver cancer cells and inhibit tumour growth. They have developed a two-way process to achieve the goal and starve the liver cancer. The researchers explained the process as first, they silenced a key cellular enzyme, and then they added a powerful drug. According to researchers at the [...]

February 13, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on There’s hope for cancer patients. A new way to kill liver cancer cells and stop tumour growth found

Should elderly patients be sent home from the hospital to recover? Some doctors think so

Should elderly patients be sent home from the hospital to recover? Some doctors think so

When 86-year-old Carol Wittwer took a taxi to the emergency room, she expected to be admitted to the hospital. She didn’t anticipate being asked if she cooks for herself. If she has friends in her high-rise. Or if she could spell lunch backward. Wittwer’s care is part of a new approach to older patients as [...]

February 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Should elderly patients be sent home from the hospital to recover? Some doctors think so