Dumfries and Galloway has been highlighted by the media as a hotspot for infection with the strain, which has been dubbed “Aussie flu” due to the problems it has caused in Australia recently.
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A drug used to curtail episodes of urinary incontinence in women also improves quality of sleep, a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine reports. People who experience urinary incontinence, especially at night, often have trouble maintaining normal sleep cycles. Now, the Stanford researcher sees promise in using one drug to help remedy both problems.
Unigloves new Fortified single use gloves incorporate silver ion technology from BioCote, which has been scientifically proven to destroy 90% of harmful bacteria within just 15 minutes and 99.5% in only two hours.
According to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, elderly men across Europe and the US spend less time on housework than elderly women. Researchers found that elderly women on average spent almost five hours a day doing housework compared to only around three hours a day for elderly men. The study also found that while those who did more housework felt healthier, women who did long hours of housework combined with too much or too little sleep reported poorer health.
A team led by scientists at the University of Cambridge describe using a combination of imaging techniques to examine how patterns of tau relate to the wiring of the brain in 17 patients with Alzheimer's disease, compared to controls. The study was published in the journal Brain
Kidney specialists face increasing work demands, high rates of burnout, and declining interest in nephrology as a career. The study sheds light on how that these factors threaten to reduce job satisfaction and impair the delivery of high-quality care to patients with kidney diseases.The study findings were published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN)
A team of researchers in the NUS Medicine lab of Associate Professor Matthew Chang have found a way to turn a humble cocktail of bacteria and vegetables into a targeted system that seeks out and kills colorectal cancer cells. Dr Chun-Loong Ho led the reasearch, and the study findings were published in the Nature Biomedical Engineering.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for a recommitment from pharmaceutical companies to continue efforts to fund research into dementia, the leading cause of death in the UK.
When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a new study has found. The infants inhale a dose of bio bits in their lungs that is four times what an adult would breathe walking across the same floor.
A new study findings published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology has reported that assaults decrease by 3% the Monday after the switch to Daylight Saving Time in the spring. In the fall, the opposite takes place, with violence rising by about the same percentage.
New survey results published in JAMA Surgery showed that most people would choose surgery over antibiotics alone for treating appendicitis in themselves or their child. However, almost 10% would opt for antibiotics alone, suggesting that healthcare providers should discuss this option with patients.
According to results from a prospective study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, shared decision-making between paramedics and primary care physicians (PCPs) could reduce unnecessary transport to the emergency department (ED) for assisted living residents who fall.