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Clinical Guidelines, Lung Disease, rare lung diseases, lymphangioleiomyomatosis , Pulmonary

New Guidelines Issued for Diagnosis and Care of LAM, a Rare Lung Disease

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The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published additional clinical practice guidelines regarding four specific questions related to the diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and management of pneumothoraces in patients with LAM.

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Eczema, bleach bath, Hygiene, Dermatology, Dermatologic Conditions, dermatologic hygiene

Water Baths as Good as Bleach Baths for Treating Eczema

For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms. But a new Northwestern Medicine study found no difference in the effectiveness of a bleach bath compared to regular water baths. In addition, bleach baths can cause stinging and burning of skin, and occasionally even trigger asthma flare-ups in patients.

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UTEP, UTEP College of Science, cutaneous leishmaniasis, Biological Sciences, tropical diseases, Parasites, Vaccine, Rosa Maldonado, Ph.D., Igor Almeida, Ph.D.

UTEP Team Advances in Developing Vaccine for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

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A research team at The University of Texas at El Paso is one step closer to developing an effective human vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis, a tropical disease found in Texas and Oklahoma, and affecting some U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Climate Change, Endangered Species, Endangered Animals, Oil Spills, South Africa, Conservation, Environment, Animal Health, animal diseases, Predators, Penguins, Seabirds

Scientists Team Up on Study to Save Endangered African Penguins

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The first study on prognostic health indicators in the endangered African Penguin provides invaluable information to preserve and rehabilitate this seabird. Competition with fisheries, oil spills, climate change, diseases and predators are all contributing factors in their dramatic population decline, which has been as high as 80 percent in some South African colonies. Until now, limited data existed on the factors contributing to their successful rehabilitation.

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COPD, Lung Transplant, BODE

Study: Process Used to Select Lung Transplant Patients May Need to Be Changed

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New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that the system for choosing transplant recipients in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may underestimate how long a person might survive without a lung transplant and therefore, may mislead clinicians.

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HPV vaccination, Hpv Vaccine, Genital Warts, Opioid, opiate addiction, opioid abuse, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Opioid Addiction, Opioid Crisis, opioid crisis, addiction, Life Expectancy, Life Expectancy Estimation, Sex Education, Marijuana, marijuana law, marijuana legalization, marijuana markets, Advertisement, Advertising

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sepsis prevention, Septic Shock, Septic infections, Biomedical Research

Researchers Identify Hormone for Treating Sepsis

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Biomedical scientists at the University of California, Riverside have identified a hormone that may lead to improved survival rates for patients with sepsis. Using a mouse model, they have discovered that the human protein resistin could be used to treat this medical emergency. The researchers found that mice expressing human resistin had a 100 percent survival rate from a sepsis-like infection when compared to wild-type mice with the same infection.

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Infectious Disease, Clostridium Difficile, c. diff, zika, Ebola, Leishmaniasis, Chagas

Ravi Durvasula, MD, Named Chair of Loyola's Department of Medicine

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Ravi Durvasula, MD, has been named chair of the department of medicine of Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

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American Academy Of Dermatology, Dermatology, Dermatologist, Dermatologists, Dermatology A to Z, Skin Care, scabies, how to prevent scabies, how to treat scabies, scabies contagious, scabies prevention, scabies treatment, how to get rid of scabies, human itch mite, Mites, itch mite

What to Do if You Get Scabies

Scabies is a common skin condition caused by the human itch mite. People get scabies when the mite burrows into the top layer of their skin to live and feed. When the skin reacts to the mite – which is so small that you would need a microscope to see it – an extremely itchy rash develops.

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Antibiotic Resistance, klebsiella pneumoniae, Microbiology, Immunology, Interferons

Queen’s Researchers Make Killer Superbug Breakthrough

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Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast together with the University of Vienna have discovered that treatment for the antibiotic resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within our bodies’ natural defences.







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