Interdisciplinary approach decreases broad spectrum antibiotic usage

An interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship involving comprehensive blood culture identification (BCID) testing decreased broad spectrum antibiotic use, according to new research presented last week in Philadelphia at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The microbiology lab at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in Pennsylvania, in collaboration…

Details

Educational art exhibit shows promise in improving public’s knowledge about hot flashes

IMAGE: Conceptual art for Janet S. Carpenter’s ‘Hot Flashes? Cool!’ educational exhibit. view more  Credit: Janet S. Carpenter An educational art exhibit created by an Indiana University School of Nursing expert at IUPUI has been shown to positively affect people’s knowledge about menopausal hot flashes and increase empathy for women affected by them, according to three…

Details

Tool dearches EHR data to find child leukemia patients for clinical studies

IMAGE: Charles A. Phillips, M.D., is a pediatric oncologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. view more  Credit: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Researchers who analyzed data in the electronic health records (EHR) of children seen by hematology/oncology specialists at three large medical centers have developed an algorithm to accurately identify appropriate pediatric oncology patients for future clinical…

Details

ALS patients may benefit from more glucose

Increased glucose, transformed into energy, could give people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, improved mobility and a longer life, according to new findings by a University of Arizona-led research team. Physicians have long known that people with ALS experience changes in their metabolism that often lead to rapid weight loss in a process called…

Details

University at Buffalo scientist receives federal grant for «Jewels in Our Genes» follow up

IMAGE: Heather Ochs-Balcom, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health, University at Buffalo. view more  Credit: University at Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. — During the «Jewels in Our Genes» study several years ago, Heather Ochs-Balcom and her team pinpointed four locations in the genome of African American women that may contain undiscovered genes that contribute to…

Details

Unexpected mechanism allows CaMKII to decode calcium signaling in the brain

IMAGE: Representative fluorescence lifetime images of this sensor in response to glutamate uncaging to simulate plasticity in single synapses. Warmer colors indicate lower fluorescence lifetime, corresponding to a higher activity. view more  In an increasingly connected world, translators and interpreters play a key role in the exchange of ideas and information. They serve the vital purpose…

Details

Researchers reach milestone in use of nanoparticles to kill cancer with heat

IMAGE: Graphic depiction of the process of using cobalt- and manganese-doped nanoparticles to kill tumors via magnetic hyperthermia. view more  CORVALLIS, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon State University have developed an improved technique for using magnetic nanoclusters to kill hard-to-reach tumors. Magnetic nanoparticles — tiny pieces of matter as small as one-billionth of a meter —…

Details

Next Stop, Fashion Disney

Of Balmain’s Theme Park PARIS — A crystal ball prediction: The real money in the future of fashion will be spectacles and theme parks. Tyra Banks had it right. Like “America’s Next Top Model,” Ms. Banks’s widely syndicated and entirely unrealistic game show, her proposed new attraction Modelland appears to be a logical next step…

Details

Megan Thee Stallion Knows ‘Tuition Ain’t No Joke’

Last Thursday, at Nightingale Plaza, a trendy club in West Hollywood, fans of Megan Thee Stallion wore sashes bearing the phrase “Cognac Queen” (the title of one of her songs) and waited for the rapper to arrive for the night’s event: a pageant of sorts. Though rap may be a male-dominated arena where women are…

Details

Medical News Today: What to know about shellfish allergies

You have chosen to share the following article: How elderberries can help you fight the flu To proceed, simply complete the form below, and a link to the article will be sent by email on your behalf.Note: Please don’t include any URLs in your comments, as they will be removed upon submission. We do not…

Details