New research shows that in a mouse model of childhood absence epilepsy, brain activity is perturbed between seizures. The researchers speculate that it could be a cause for some of the cognitive problems children with the condition suffer, which can persist despite treatment of seizures, according to a study published in The Journal of Physiology.
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A team led by scientists at Northwestern Medicine has discovered a new epithelial receptor for Epstein-Barr virus, according to a study published in the journal Nature Microbiology.
In recent years, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have become epidemic in Bangladesh. Behaviour changing interventions are key to prevention and management of NCDs. A great majority of people in Bangladesh have low health literacy, are less receptive to health information, and are unlikely to embrace positive health behaviours.
Research has revealed the shocking lack of access to essential medicines in India, despite thousands being approved in an attempt to generate wider availability.
A new study published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine provides preliminary evidence that tiotropium, a long-acting anticholinergic drug used for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is safe and effective in preschool-age children with asthma symptoms not well controlled by inhaled corticosteroids.
For patients with advanced leukemia, access to high-quality end-of-life care appears to be reduced in those dependent on blood transfusions, according to a new study being presented during the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta. The study associates this reduced access and consequent diminished use of hospice services with a reduced quality of end-of-life care for these patients.
As the role of primary care physicians play an important role in controlling risk factors for coronary heart disease and stroke, the team hypothesized that longer road-distance to a primary care physician, which may be linked to poor primary care accessibility, may be a significant risk factor for death from stroke and/or ischemic heart disease. However, a new research has reported that longer road-distance to a primary care facility may increase the risk of stroke mortality.
Researchers reported the biochemical and genetic characteristics of a novel Metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs), ElBla2, from the marine bacterium Erythrobacter litoralis HTCC 2594. The enzyme has a higher amino acid sequence similarity to New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) (56%) than any previously reported MBL.
A new study published in BMJ Quality & Safety reported that researchers helped to lead the way in providing hospitals a new approach to quantify and monitor diagnostic errors in their quality improvement efforts to reduce patient misdiagnoses and associated poor patient outcomes from lack of prompt treatment. The approach, called Symptom-Disease Pair Analysis of Diagnostic Error, or SPADE, is featured.