Study ShowsPaclitaxel-Coated ToolsTo Effectively Unblock Arteries

Earlier this year, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety warning about avoiding the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents in lower limbs for arterial revascularization.The outcomes from metadata of 28 randomized meticulous trials involving 4663 volunteers suggested that there could be a two-fold more risk of demise among patients who had equippedpaclitaxel-coated devices. The study findings are available in the European Heart Journal. In the current study, the re

Study Shows Calcium Amassing To Be Unlikely To Increase The Risks Of AMD

A calcium-rich diet or calcium supplement is found to have no role in increasing the risks of age-related macular degeneration(AMD). According to a team of researchers from National Eye Institute (NEI), AMD is one of the major causes of blindness and vision loss in Americans aged 65 Years and older. The latest report published in JAMA Ophthalmology challenges the previous findings that high calcium levels surges theoccurrence of AMDand instead justify that calcium has a defensive role in AMD.A

Study Shows 33% Of Employees In Homeless Shelters To HavePTSD

It is probably not a surprise that several people who deal with homelessness have encountered trauma in their lives. Nevertheless, a new research conducted by the University of CalgaryFaculty of Social Work (UOFC) states that anastonishingly large number of people who work with individuals in homeless shelters also encountered trauma on a regular basis.The study wasconducted by scientist Dr. Jeannette Waegemakers Schiffin collaboration withDr. Annette M. Lane of Athabasca University. The study

Soy-Rich Diet Could Lower Risks Of Cognitive Decline

Researchers have lately found soy to contain a metabolite that may decrease a key risk factor for dementia along with the help of a particular bacteria. According to the researchers fromthe University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, the latest study published in the journalAlzheimers Dementia: Translational Research Clinical Interventions reports the people having equol, a metabolite produced by the dietary soy to help grow a specific type of gut bacteria that aid in reducing

Sound Waves Could Now Travel Through The Oceans Making Positioning Easy

Rainy seasons are always a problem for the GPS as it isnt waterproof. The navigation system uses radio waves that are usually disturbed in the liquids like seawater. Using the acoustic signals, the tracking of undersea objects such as drones or whales is all possible. The batteries are a must for devices that generate and send sound. However, the major drawback is the size and durability of the batteries that need changing very often. Recently, a team from MIT built a system that is battery-fr

Soil Microbial Fuel Cells Help Sustainably Purify Water

Until now, the researchers have found the use of natural reactions taking place in the soil-based microorganisms. However, the team of researchers from the University of Bath hasbeen successful in seizing and using energy madefrom the biological reactions taking placewithin the soil-based microorganisms. The team made use of cost effective and easy-to-usesoil microbial fuel cellsor SMFCsthat will helps purify waterfuelby powering an electrochemical reactor. The foolproof design was verifiedin

Smoking Has Longer-Lasting Impacts On Peripheral Artery Disease

Both intensity and duration of smoking have long-durationeffects on the peril for three main atherosclerotic diseases: peripheral artery disease(PAD), coronary heart disease(CHD), and stroke, according to a new study. The research was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.Ning Dingfrom the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine(JHUSOM), Baltimorealong with colleagues analyzed data from 13,355 participants (aged from 45 to 64 Years) in the Atherosclerosis Risk In C

Unique Tau Filament Clustering During Head-Injury Triggers Dementia

Scientists at the Medical Research Councils(MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology(LMB) have found the atomic structures of the atypical tau filaments to have a connection withchronic traumatic encephalopathy(CTE),which is a head injury-relatedto neurodegenerative disease. They also discovered that filamentsvary in structure compared to those observed in Alzheimers disease.The study issued in the journal Nature showed thatthe tau filament can lead to advanced diagnosis of the disease, which is m

Too Many Blood Pressure Drugs When Discharging Might Pose Serious Danger

Reportedly, increasing medicines for blood pressure at the time of discharging older patients from the hospital mighthave greater perils of fainting, falls, and acute kidney injury that overshadows the potential benefits, as per to a study. The research was conducted by scientistsfromthe University of California, San Francisco(UCSF) and the affiliated San Francisco VA Medical Center(SFVAMC). Amongst over 4,000 VA patients who were 65 Years old and admitted for non-cardiac conditions, the scien

Tiny Brain Implant Might Be A Game Changer For the Paralyzed

Recently, a team of researchers from The Royal Melbourne Hospital has created aminiature device that is almost the size of a tiny paperclip to aid upper limb paralysis sufferers to email, text, or even shop online. The device has currently completed its first human trial with flying colors. The new technology has been named Stentrode(tm) and this device has already been implanted in two patients suffering from severe paralysis due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also referred