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Medication treatment offers hope for pregnant women with opioid use disorder

Medication treatment offers hope for pregnant women with opioid use disorder

Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a new research.

The report, prepared by University of North Carolina's Hendree E. Jones and colleagues, is an important step toward developing evidence-based recommendations for treatment of pregnant and parenting women with OUD and their children.

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Vaccine-chemotherapy combo offers hope for deadly brain cancer patients

Vaccine-chemotherapy combo offers hope for deadly brain cancer patients

A team of researchers may have just hit pay dirt with a new combination therapy for a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer-glioblastoma.

The Duke University study found that a vaccine targeting cytomegalovirus (CMV) antigen pp65, combined with high-dose chemotherapy (temozolomide), improved both progression-free survival and overall survival for a small group of glioblastoma (GBM) patients.

Gambling addicts have poor ability to assess high risk situations, suggests study

Gambling addicts have poor ability to assess high risk situations, suggests study

Gambling addicts, beware!

A new study suggests that gambling addicts have a poor ability to assess and adapt to high risk situations.

The study was published in journal ' Translational Psychiatry'.

Gambling addiction is a mental disorder characterised by excessive risk-taking despite negative results.

We noticed that gambling addicts also have higher levels of mood and anxiety disorders. Hence pleasure may not be the main goal, but rather an inability to properly recognize risk and adapt accordingly," said lead author Hidehiko Takahashi.

Researchers discover new method to diagnose atherosclerosis

Researchers discover new method to diagnose atherosclerosis

People with heart diseases can take a sigh of relief. Researchers have found a method to assess heart diseases which is within everyone's reach.

According to a new study, the scientists found that peripheral arteries, easily accessible by ultrasound, may be useful for assessing a patient's risk for ischemic cardiovascular disease, thus becoming an important diagnostic tool.

The study was published in the Anatomical Record.

Protect yourself from early onset of dengue

Protect yourself from early onset of dengue

Dengue, now a seasonal menace every year in India, has arrived rather early this time.

Cases are already being reported from different parts of Delhi-NCR in March and April itself, months before the monsoons.

The primary reason for this, according to experts, is construction work in different parts of the city and poor upkeep of overhead and curing tanks in residential areas.

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What is Aplastic Anaemia?

What is Aplastic Anaemia?

Ever wonder what would happen, if vital blood components like white blood cells (WBCs), red blood cells (RBCs) andplatelets are deficient in your body?

Not only would you would be prone to severe infections due to the low WBC (the infection fighting cells in the body), severe bleeding due to a low platelet count (type of cells that help blood clot and protects from bleeding), you could also be prone to chronic fatigue and complications related to progressive anemia (low RBC count / hemoglobin). Any of the three could be fatal!

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Eat Chia everyday for your daily dose of happiness

Eat Chia everyday for your daily dose of happiness

Good news! Kill depression with 'Chia', says expert, while adding that the superfood is one of the richest sources of plant based omega-3 fats that may help in bringing positive mood in people.

Depression has not been taken with much seriousness for long, due to social stigma or lack of awareness and diagnosis but is now an acknowledged malady that affects growing numbers of people across the world.

A protein discovered to treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A protein discovered to treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A new study discovers a protein - Cd14 gene - to offer protection against Inflammatory Bowel Disease - characterised by chronic relapsing inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract - by enhancing the intestinal barrier function.

The study appeared in journal of Pathology.

Researchers identified Cd14 in a genetic screen in a mouse-model system for IBD and showed that the Cd14 molecule plays a protective role in their model system of intestinal function in mice.

Smaller brain structure ups anxiety level, negative thoughts: Study

Smaller brain structure ups anxiety level, negative thoughts: Study

A team of US researchers has found that healthy adults, who have smaller Inferior Frontal Cortex - a brain region behind the temples that helps regulate thoughts and emotions, are more likely to suffer from anxiety, associated with more bias towards negative thoughts.

According to the study, these people also tend to view neutral or even positive events in a negative light.

The findings, published in journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, indicated that larger IFC volume is protecting against negative bias through lower levels of trait anxiety.

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