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Team Approach Helps Treat Youngest Zika Patients: Camila Ventura
With Congenital Zika Syndrome affecting not only the brain, but also the ears and eyes of patients it is important to have properly trained specialists in these fields and others to give them the treatment they need.
There is a well known connection between the Zika virus and neurological issues. Continued research of the virus has also shown a connection to vision impairment and other problems as well.
Fibromyalgia is notoriously difficult to diagnose. But a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) may have found a brain signature that red flags the disease.
The authors assert that “there remains a need to identify inexpensive and non-toxic therapies that target the underlying pathophysiology of autoimmune disorders” and that “Blockade of the opioid growth factor (OGF)-OGF receptor (OGFr) pathway with low dose naltrexone (LDN) has been explored as one such therapy.”
Stroke patients stayed in the rehabilitation facilities for an average of about 16 days, but half of the patients were discharged about one day earlier than expected. Patients without social support were typically associated with lower odds of a short stay in the group of stroke patients.
The researchers report that “rituximab was relatively well tolerated," though complications were reported.
Scientists are working to identify factors that can accurately predict outcomes for patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). One study found “higher baseline brain volume predicted better long-term clinical outcomes, while larger increases in Expanded Disability Status Scale score during the first 24 months predicted worse outcomes,”
“Our finding that poor prenatal nutrition was associated with higher IGF2 methylation highlights the critical importance of a healthy diet during pregnancy,” said a doctor who contributed to the report.
“It has become increasingly clear that minorities are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and underrepresented in the receipt of mental health care,” researcher Lyndonna Marrast explained. “We need to look closely at how equitably our health care institutions are serving all segments of society.”

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