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Find the latest health news reported by eMaxHealth reporters and keep up with the latest studies and findings about healthcare. Everyday eMaxHealth reporters scan the latest health findings on cancer treatments, diets, mental health, diabetes, autism, health insurance, spiritual health, men's and women's health and report them so our readers may know about the latest treatments and findings on different diseases and conditions. Some of them are breaking health stories and eMaxHealth strives to provide trustworthy health news where all the sources of studies are revealed and linked and various views and voices are provided and heard. Find personal wellness tips as well as the latest news on healthcare advancements and research by reading eMaxHealth's Current Health News section.

Researchers Make Progress in Treatment of Glioblastoma

Technological advances have increased tremendously our understanding of molecular characteristics and genetic drivers for a variety of brain tumors. Although targeted therapies have had a considerable impact on patients outcomes, GBM remains an exception. the identification of targetable driven mutations in GBM has opened new potential treatment options for affected patients. On the basis of these findings, the efficacy of new targeted agents is currently being investigated in clinical trials (Ippen et al, 2018).

Lyme Disease: Cause, Transmission, and Geography of Concern

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia transmitted by the bite of a tick of the genus Ixodes. the is transmitted by ticks infected with various diseases in both Europe and North America. Both places are affected by a similar species of genus of bacteria. It is a spirochete belonging to B. burgdorferi sensu stricto are primarily found in America while in Europe it is Ixodes ricinus. the time needed to transmit the disease is usually within 12 hours of attachment. This is why it is so important to remove ticks as soon as found and to treat our pets with flea and tick preventative (Sertour, 2018).

Why The New Salonpas Pain Relief Patch LARGE Is Bigger and Better

Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch

In a recent press release, the Hisamitsu America division of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., announced the availability of the Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch LARGE. The SALONPAS® product line is the only FDA-approved, over-the-counter pain relief patch on the market, and the new Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch LARGE is the only FDA-approved pain reliever labeled to “relieve mild to tougher, moderate pain.”

Even the Best Facilities Need to do More to Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) can be reduced by up to 55% by systematically implementing evidence-based infection prevention and control strategies. HAI come at a considerable expense to patient and families but also cost the US healthcare system an estimated $9.8 billion each year. This study found healthcare institutions have a responsibility to improve the quality of patient care and reduced infection rates by effectively implementing customized multifaceted strategies and improved patient outcomes (Schreiber et al, 2018).

Revolutionize Your Bedtime With These Easy-peasy Better Sleep Tips

Better Sleep Tips

There is a bad bedtime habit that 90% of Americans are guilty of practicing according to the Sleep Foundation. The term “glamping” was coined to describe the common habit people practice when they binge on social media late at night. Sleep expert and co-founder of sustainable sleep bedding company Cloudten, Zack Holland, joins us today with some easy-peasy better sleep tips.

Probiotics: Uses to Treat Intestinal, Immune, and Other disorders

Cocktail with probiotics yogurt

Important factors that may contribute to both etiology and treatment and are increasingly being explored as targets for alternative treatment development. Diet and nutrition are important factors of disease. Many dietary compounds are transformed by the microbiome that can change the etiology of illness. Thus, the use of targeted probiotics has shown promise in the treatment of illnesses in humans.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Idaho Potatoes: See How Boise State Practices with Potatoes

Boise State practicing with Idaho Potatoes

Research shows that Idaho potatoes do in fact have a good side. There are several reasons why potatoes have received a bad reputation from dietitians and doctors, but this is mostly due to the potato’s popularity in the Standard American Diet. (French fries, anyone?) Americans eat approximately 124 pounds of potato a year according to statistics, but this could be a dietary plus instead of a deficit. Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of Idaho potatoes!

Looking for Genetic Link to Autism

In some cases of ASD, the birth order makes no difference. It has been suggested that children who have ASD who are not first born may experience reduced access to resources because their parents' attention might be split between a child with ASD and their older sibling. In addition, the older sibling may overcompensate for a younger sibling with ASD and that may, in turn, hinder development.

Novel Tools in an Effort to Increase Treatment for Asthma

Breathing treatment for asthma

RSI out of Dublin Ireland, Stanford University, and Oregon Health Sciences University have located a marker that can help tell which asthma patients are likely to benefit from a new treatment that targets inflammatory cells. Asthma affects approximately 470,000 people in Ireland. thus finding a novel treatment is now available and it is important to match the treatment to the patient who will benefit the most

The Best Way to Limit Screen Time For Your Child’s Health

Children are spending an average of eight hours a day on their screens including television, computers, phones, tablets, and video games. A recent study suggests that 96.5% of high school students are required to have internet access to complete homework assignments outside of the classroom. Unfortunately, medical professionals are warning parents of the damage that too much screen time can inflict upon the health of their children. In this article, we will explore expert tips, programs, and advice so that you can discover the best way to limit screen time for the sake of your child’s health.

A Common Link Discovered in Patients with Depression and Anxiety May Surprise You

Anxiety and Depression

New research regarding a common link shared between patients with depression and anxiety indicates a surprising culpritt: autoimmune disease. The rates of anxiety and depression almost doubled in patients with an autoimmune disease when functional medicine practitioners examined the findings of a platform called LivingMatrix.

Rabies Transmission and Attempts at Control

Rabies is a virus that has a fatal outcome if it is not treated in humans. In the US, most states have laws that make it mandatory to have cats, dogs, and ferrets to be vaccinated for rabies each year. In some cases, they can use the three-year vaccine but the pet needs to receive a booster if they come in contact with a rabid animal.

Addressing the Emotional Toll of Harmful Medical Events

We are all human. And as humans, while we strive to not commit errors, it can happen. The fact there are two victims of every error. One of them is, of course, the patient and their family. The second one has been identified as the staff who were involved with the event. Both groups require acknowledgment and need further research.

Bioengineered Tooth Replacement Can Open Doors to New Therapies

Tissue engineering offers new possibilities for treating many health issues. For nearly everyone, dealing with dental issues is hard. Once the dentin in our teeth is disrupted by trauma or cavities, the dentin-pulp complex will need help for regeneration. In an effort to stop tooth loss, research is being developed to regenerate and repair the pulp to preserve the tooth.

Winning Tactics For Avoiding Summer Learning Loss

Summer Learning Loss

As kids head back to school, most parents share a common worry. Will my child be up to speed with their peers? “Brain drain” is a common phenomenon that takes its toll on many, if not most, children during the warm, hazy summer months. Thanks to summer programs offered by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), parents will no longer have to worry because these programs will keep their child’s brain sharp! Teachers also can take a deep breath because the lessons they worked so hard to instill will not evaporate. Together parents and teachers can use these programs to stem the tide of summer learning loss!

Reasons Doctors are Leaving Their Calling: Burnout

Ever since the implementation of electronic health records and the restraints of the Affordable Care Act, doctors have been leaving the workforce in increasing numbers. Many doctors have said it is because of with the electronic records they are always waiting for someone to put the information in the system, creating sometimes life-threatening delays in care. In addition, there has been a decrease in the numbers of young adults entering medical schools. This combination creates the shortage of manpower and the greater chance of burnout.

Why Personal Injury Lawyers Are Essential For Your Success

Personal Injury Lawyer

Over 37,000 Americans die in a road crash every year according to statistics from the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) and an additional 3.5 million Americans are injured or disabled. A statistic from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reveals that drunk driving is still the number one cause of death on American roadways. A personal injury lawyer can come to your rescue if you have been affected by a road crash injury or disability and help you to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Drug Resistant TB: A Growing Global Epidemic Even In This Modern Day of Medications and Treatments

Drug Resistant TB

Tuberculosis continues to be a major healthcare problem even in this modern day of multiple medications and treatments. With growing difficulty concerning drug resistance, new drugs and repurposing of old standbys are needed more than ever.

Rotavirus Vaccinations Can Cut Infant Diarrhea Deaths: Both Home and Abroad

Child Vaccination

Recently, WHO (World Health Organization) recommended the use of rotavirus vaccinations worldwide. The widespread use of these vaccines has the potential to prevent about two million deaths over the next decade. Even countries like Mexico are suggesting the use of rotavirus vaccine to have a substantial reduction of mortality of those affected.

The Fake Medication Market is Growing in Size: How to Watch Out

Counterfeit and fake medication market size

The size of the market for counterfeit drugs throughout the world is considerable. Many cases of health impairment due to counterfeits have been reported. The market share of counterfeits in drug circles in developing countries is smaller than in countries that are more established. However, the size of the market for counterfeits are ever on the rise due mostly because of the price of the authentic ones.

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