Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found obese patients with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to experience progressive disability than patients who are overweight, according to a study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research.
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New research by Brazilian researchers, published in PLOS ONE, studying a bone fragment belonging to a casualty of the Hiroshima bombing discovered that the victim had been exposed to nearly double the estimated dose radiation, which is considered fatal in the event of full-body exposure.
Scientists from Dartmouth College have developed a new way to make back surgery safer, faster and less costly. They have developed and tested a 3-dimensional, real-time optical tracking system, like a 'Google Maps' for the body.
A modern, newer generation drug-eluting stent (DES), called Zotarolimus-Eluting Stents (ZES), are safe and effective, according to a PERSPECTIVE trial presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2018 Scientific Sessions.
Using a newly developed model and roadside air pollution data, University of Leeds scientists assessed the impact of exposure to traffic-related air pollution on childhood asthma in Bedford, linking ambient air pollution to 38% of all annual asthma cases. Twenty-four percent of the total cases were linked specifically to vehicle emissions.
People who suffer from common allergic diseases such as asthma and hay fever are at greater risk of developing psychiatric disorders, a new research published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry suggests. The findings could have implications for how doctors care for and monitor patients with allergic diseases.
Obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be able to improve their health through regular sessions in a hot tub, a study from University of Oregon reports. According to the research, soaking in a hot tub several times per week for two months results in improved cardiovascular health, beneficial changes in fat tissue and other improvements suggestive of a reduced risk of diabetes or other metabolic disorders.
In a new study researchers uncovered one explanation for why exercise might be beneficial: It stimulates the heart to make new muscle cells, both under normal conditions and after a heart attack. The findings, reported in Nature Communications, have implications for public health, physical education and the rehabilitation of cardiac patients.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced up to 7-year efficacy, safety and tolerability results from the Glatiramer Acetate Low-Frequency Administration (GALA) open-label extension study of COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) 40 mg/mL administered subcutaneously three-times-a-week for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS).
A new study from the University of Pennsylvania found that early childhood caries result from dental plaque that contains both bacteria and fungus working together to make the biofilm on the teeth more pathogenic and difficult to remove. Now they have shown that these two types of microorganisms synergize to enhance drug resistance, enabling the fungal cells to avoid being killed by antifungal therapies. Yet simultaneously targeting the matrix produced by the bacteria along with the fungus offers a way around this protection.
Researchers from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine have discovered why many cancer patients experience severe pain when treated with the anticancer drug bortezomib. The study, to be published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggests that a drug already approved to treat multiple sclerosis could mitigate this effect, allowing myeloma patients to successfully complete their treatment and relieving the pain of myeloma survivors.
Some basic health insurance policies offer maternity cover, however, it is an add-on benefit and may cover less compared to a separate maternity plan.