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Monday, June 29, 2015

Health Research: Light fixture kills bacteria safely ♦ Endogenous proteins as anti-inflammatory agents ♦ New strategies for combating chronic kidney disease,

Light fixture kills bacteria safely, continuously A new light fixture uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections (HAIs). The technology behind the Indigo-Clean™ inactivates a wide range of microorganisms that are known causes of HAIs, including MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), C.difficile and VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus).
Endogenous proteins as anti-inflammatory agents In autoimmune diseases and immune pathologies such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or organ rejection, inflammatory processes take place in the body, triggered by its own immune system. New research is concentrating on a special protein that is thought to play an important role in controlling excessive immune reactions.
Long-acting antipsychotic medication may improve treatment for schizophrenia An injectable drug given every two weeks works better than a daily pill for those who have been recently diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Medically complex patients with Type 2 diabetes could benefit from seeing a specialist soon People recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who have other serious chronic health issues have less heart disease and lower death rates if they see an endocrinologist within one year of diagnosis.
New strategies for combating chronic kidney disease, other long-term conditions New strategies for using electronic health records (EHRs) to treat patients with chronic kidney disease have been outlined by investigators. Their recommendations may help clinicians and hospitals better manage individual patients with chronic conditions and identify groups of patients most likely to benefit from different treatment strategies.

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