Monthly Archive:: August 2017

More Evidence: Untreated Sleep Apnea Shown to Raise Metabolic and Cardiovascular Stress

Reading Time: 1 minutesSleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. A report of the study’s findings, published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology

Love Your Beauty Rest? You Can Thank These Brain Cells

Reading Time: 1 minutesJohns Hopkins researchers report the unexpected presence of a type of neuron in the brains of mice that appears to play a central role in promoting sleep by turning ‘off’ wake-promoting neurons. The newly identified brain cells, located in a part of the hypothalamus called the

New help for ‘acid attack’ victims following recent rise in demand for NHS help

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe NHS and leading burns surgeons are today issuing new first aid guidance to help ensure victims of acid attacks get the right help fast. The assistance for victims comes as new data from NHS England show the number of people requiring specialist medical help for

Inflammation Required for “Smell” Tissue Regeneration

Reading Time: 1 minutesIn a mouse study designed to understand how chronic inflammation in sinusitis damages the sense of smell, scientists at Johns Hopkins say they were surprised to learn that the regeneration of olfactory tissue requires some of the same inflammatory processes and chemicals that create injury and

Third host announced for Expo 2017

Reading Time: 1 minutesA seasoned commentator on public services reform has been appointed as the third host of this year’s Health and Innovation Care Expo. Richard Vize, who has been giving his views and reflecting on public policy for 25 years, will join award-winning television news and documentary makers

NHS England announces inspiring female healthcare scientists to join 2017 fellowship programme

Reading Time: 1 minutesFollowing a successful first year, NHS England has announced four new candidates for the 2017 Chief Scientific Officer’s (CSO) WISE Fellowship starting in September 2017. The programme launched in conjunction with International Women’s Day last year, attracted over 50 applications from female healthcare scientists who will act

Fentanyl Not Recommended For Routine Use During Coronary Angiographies

Reading Time: 1 minutesIn a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial of 212 patients, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that the routine use of fentanyl for sedation and comfort during coronary angiography reduces the effectiveness of the platelet blocking drug ticagrelor, and it doesn’t appear to provide any better pain relief

Pacífica Salud Renews Affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine International

Reading Time: 1 minutesPacífica Salud recently renewed a 10-year affiliation agreement with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Under the agreement, Johns Hopkins—a global leader in academic health care—will continue providing consulting services in the areas of clinical program and staff development, quality, and patient safety. The signing of the agreement

Understanding Caribbean Mammal Extinctions of the Past Spurs Renewed Focus on Conservation

Reading Time: 1 minutesA Johns Hopkins paleontologist and her collaborative team of scientists report they have clear evidence that the arrival of humans and subsequent human activity throughout the islands of the Caribbean were likely the primary causes of the extinction of native mammal species there.  The evidence, they

Here’s the news: Gavin and Jenny to host Expo 2017

Reading Time: 1 minutesTwo award-winners from the world of television news and documentaries will host this year’s NHS Health and Innovation Care Expo. Gavin Esler, a familiar face as a former news reader and presenter of the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme, Newsnight, will share the compere duties with