Researchers find new way to accelerate wound healing
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  February 12, 2018  
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 Researchers find new way to accelerate wound healingResearchers find new way to accelerate wound healing
 
Researchers at Uppsala University and SLU have found a new way of accelerating wound healing. The technology and the mode of action method published in the highly ranked journal PNAS involves using lactic acid bacteria as vectors to produce and deliver a human chemokine on site in the wounds.
 
   New Braden QD Scale can now better predict pediatric patients at risk for pressure injuriesNew Braden QD Scale can now better predict pediatric patients at risk for pressure injuries
 
Pressure-related skin injuries, a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in hospitals, are associated with increased morbidity and higher costs of care. There's been much attention focused on hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) in the adult population.
 
   Doctors learn how to talk to patients about dyingDoctors learn how to talk to patients about dying
 
Lynn Black’s mother-in-law, who had lupus and lung cancer, was rushed into a hospital intensive care unit last summer with shortness of breath. As she lay in bed, intubated and unresponsive, a parade of doctors told the family “all good news.”
 
 Minor errors can lead to fatal consequences
 
Minor errors can lead to fatal consequencesIt is not only about relatively minor gastrointestinal illnesses like self-limiting diarrhea. In particular among persons from risk groups (small children, expectant mothers, very old people or people whose immune system has been weakened by previous illness), a food-borne infection can also be severe, cause lasting damage and even prove fatal under certain circumstances.
 
 
 Bipartisan Senate budget deal boosts health programs
 
Bipartisan Senate budget deal boosts health programsIn a rare show of bipartisanship for the mostly polarized 115th Congress, Republican and Democratic Senate leaders announced a two-year budget deal that would increase federal spending for defense as well as key domestic priorities, including many health programs.
 
 
 Researchers pave way toward new therapeutic approach for gonorrhea
 
Researchers pave way toward new therapeutic approach for gonorrheaResearchers are paving the way toward a new therapeutic approach for gonorrhea by shedding light on the mechanism behind important proteins on the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria's outer membrane.
 
 
 Preterm born children less accepted by their peers in early childhood, research finds
 
Preterm born children less accepted by their peers in early childhood, research findsPremature babies make fewer friends, feel less accepted by peers and spend less time socializing in early childhood - but this improves when they get to school - according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK.
 
 
 Health indicators for children born to breast cancer survivors may depend on cancer type
 
Health indicators for children born to breast cancer survivors may depend on cancer typeFor breast cancer survivors, the risk of giving birth prematurely, and for other health concerns for their newborns, may depend on the type of breast cancer they had, according to a study from University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.