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Timely detection of multiple sclerosis gives new hope to patients
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Timely detection of multiple sclerosis gives new hope to patients

The timely diagnosis from multiple sclerosis brings new hopes to the patients who suffer from it and therefore it is essential early detection of the disease, an expert told EFE."It is a disease without a cure, but today there are treatments that can stop the progression and open new perspectives to those who suffer from it", explained Brenda Bertado, coordinator of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at the Siglo XXI National Medical Center, on the occasion of World Multiple Sclerosis Day, which is commemorated on May 30. The disease "of the thousand guys", as it is known due to its heterogeneous symptoms, it is autoimmune Y neurodegenerative, I know manifests especially between 20 Y 40 years and it affects them more than them: three out of every four patients are women.ALSO READ: The key mol...
Doctor, don’t let me die
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Doctor, don’t let me die

Catamarca is going through its worst weeks since the pandemic began. The increase in beds, the decision to install test nodes and compliance with the measures decreed by the national government, have made it possible to begin to mitigate the impact of the second wave that already reaps 186 deaths, according to the latest report in the province.The outlook can be bleak if it focuses only on clandestine parties and the lack of compliance, however, souls like those of the health personnel who officiate a total dedication to the service of the community, are a glimpse of light in this fight.Catamarca/12 reflected in his report yesterday the experience of Eric Reales, Head of the Nursing Service of the Carlos Malbrán Hospital, and of relatives of those who died from the virus, who bravely and ...
Veranillo wound clinic will again tend patients from this Monday
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Veranillo wound clinic will again tend patients from this Monday

From thes 6:00 in the morning of this Monday, the Wound Clinic of Diabetic foot Y Ulcers, located in the health center of Veranillor, in San Miguelito, To return to a to meet patients.Marlene Dubois, who works in this health unit, indicated that the attention of patients suspended due to the emergence of the pandemiccaused by the SARS-CoV2. The facilities of the Clinic have been adapted with all the specialized personnel and the biosecurity measures established by the Ministry of Health (Minsa), to resume the attention from the 6:00 in the morning (To start the record number of patients) and start healings at 7:00 a.m.Solo I know will allow the entry to the facilities of the patients that require attention, which should be used face mask Y face shield, and if it goes accompanied the fami...
Veranillo wound clinic will again attend patients from this Monday
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Veranillo wound clinic will again attend patients from this Monday

From thes 6:00 in the morning of this Monday, the Wound Clinic of Diabetic foot Y Ulcers, located in the health center of Veranillor, in San Miguelito, To return to a to meet patients.Marlene Dubois, who works in this health unit, indicated that the attention of patients suspended due to the emergence of the pandemiccaused by the SARS-CoV2. The facilities of the Clinic have been adapted with all the specialized personnel and the biosecurity measures established by the Ministry of Health (Minsa), to resume the attention from the 6:00 in the morning (To start the record number of patients) and start healings at 7:00 a.m.Solo I know will allow the entry to the facilities of the patients that require attention, which should be used face mask Y face shield, and if it goes accompanied the fami...
Essalud distributes 6 medicinal oxygen plants in Cajamarca, La Libertad and San Martín
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Essalud distributes 6 medicinal oxygen plants in Cajamarca, La Libertad and San Martín

With the aim of reinforcing timely care for critical patients COVID-19, the Social Health Insurance (Essalud), sent six new medicinal oxygen generating plants on Monday that will be distributed in four regions of the country, informed the executive president of the institution, Fiorella Molinelli.SIGHT: Mother's Day: mandatory social immobilization will be applied throughout the country next Sunday, May 9The official He explained that 3 oxygen plants were sent to Cajamarca, 2 to La Libertad and 1 to Moyobamba (San Martín), in order to end the shortage of this important medicinal input.SIGHT: Is it true that we already have a Peruvian variant of coronavirus?The oxygen plants were transferred from the Air Group No. 8 in Callao to the aforementioned regions. In less than two weeks, Essalud ...
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The Brain's Pleasure System Wastes Away in Early-Onset Dementia, Study Finds

Dementia is a thief that picks many pockets. In some guises, it takes our memories. Other forms rob us of inhibition. Sometimes it even takes away happiness itself.A new study has shown for the first time how some forms of early-onset dementia are associated with a profound loss of pleasure linked to a wasting of 'hedonic hotspots' – brain regions associated with reward seeking.  An absence of pleasure is known as anhedonia, and it's a common symptom in mental health conditions such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Where most of us are rewarded with a sense of satisfaction, excitement, and bliss when we achieve a goal or associate with loved ones, those experiencing anhedonia can't.Interestingly, early dementia is often confused with depression, and a decline in motivatio...
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Scientists Develop New Blood Test That Could Diagnose Your Level of Depression

A newly developed system that monitors for blood biomarkers linked to mood disorders could lead to new ways to diagnose and treat depression and bipolar disorder, all beginning with a simple blood test.  While depression has been recognized for centuries and affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, the traditional diagnosis still depends on clinical assessments by doctors, psychologists, and psychiatrists.Blood tests might inform such health assessments, to check whether symptoms of depression might be related to other factors, but they're not used in clinical practice to objectively and independently diagnose the condition itself. The new research suggests this could be a practical option in the future.In the new study, researchers have identified 26 biomarkers – measurable and ...
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Trained Dogs Can Detect COVID-19 With Surprising Accuracy by Sniffing Your Pee

Dogs can sniff out SARS-CoV-2 in urine samples with 96 percent accuracy, according to a proof-of-concept study.No more swabs being jammed up your nose? Not quite, as the "dog test" is a long way off from practical applications.  That's because the dogs could only distinguish between positive and negative results in samples that they had trained with; they failed to detect SARS-CoV-2 when presented with completely new samples.Dogs are known to be able to sniff out scents that are specific to various diseases, and previous studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 also has a strong signature that dogs can detect in saliva and sweat samples.In fact, dogs have already been deployed to detect COVID-19 at a Dubai airport, according to the study.But it wasn't known whether dogs could detect the virus i...
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Small, Landmark Trial Sees Magic Mushroom Compound Perform as Well as Antidepressants

In an ongoing search for new ways to tackle depression, researchers have compared psilocybin, the active compound of magic mushrooms, against a well-established antidepressant in a small phase II trial.  Promisingly, the results show that psilocybin was at least as effective as the common antidepressant when used alongside psychological therapy.It's still very early research. But previous studies have suggested psilocybin doesn't produce nearly as many side effects as antidepressants and its effects are almost immediate.Trialing the most common type of antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), on the other hand, can be a nauseating experience for many of us, involving brain zaps, lethargy and emotional turbulence.Many patients end up feeling worse before it can fin...
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3 Distinct Subtypes of Multiple Sclerosis Have Been Identified in Brain Scans

For any one of the 2.8 million people around the world living with the autoimmune disorder multiple sclerosis (MS), life changes in ways that can be hard to predict.Symptoms might come and go. Speech could falter. There may be pain, or perhaps loss of senses. Almost certainly, though, a diagnosis of MS brings with itself a future full of uncertainty. Now, we have a new tool that might help to alleviate the latter.  Getting an accurate prognosis of MS early on can help people better prepare for what's to come, but clinical testing can't currently tell clinicians whether or not a specific case will respond well to a particular treatment in the future.A new study conducted by an international team of researchers used artificial intelligence to identify three relatively distinct subtypes of a...