Cancer specialists are preparing to help patients understand what a new federal law will mean in terms of allowing access to experimental medicines outside of currently established paths.
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New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Center for Sports Medicine has received $15,000 from the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (NYTHA) to fund a future study on concussion and helmet safety.
According to a new study, researchers suggest that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) visit the emergency department annually but effective primary care could reduce these numbers.
Threatened by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in 2016, Florida residents felt more susceptible than others in the U.S. to get the virus, were more knowledgeable about it and were more likely to support taking community action against it. Floridians were nearly twice as likely as non-Floridians to say they took steps to protect themselves from Zika. Even so, fewer than half of Floridians said they actually did take preventive measures. The study is published recently in the journal Risk Analysis.
A Loyola Medicine study is providing further evidence that floppy eyelids may be a sign of sleep apnea. They reported that 53% of sleep apnea patients had upper eyelids that were lax and rubbery. The most severe cases of sleep apnea were associated with the most pronounced cases of floppy eyelids, but this association was not strong enough to be considered statistically significant. The study published in the journal The Ocular Surface.
One in 12 adults and one in 11 children in the United States are living with asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The communication between patients and clinicians is an important factor in the proper management of a patient's symptoms and treatment.
Girls in the first birth cohort to be offered and receive the HPV vaccine showed a lower degree of dysplasia which may eventually lead to cervical cancer than a birth cohort from 1983. This is the conclusion of a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, who have been the first to study the vaccine's effect on the general population.
Intensive management of patients at high-risk for hospitalization increases use of outpatient care but does not increase overall costs. While the costs associated with caring for these patients were not reduced, researchers found that the costs shifted from inpatient to outpatient services. Findings from the Department of Veterans Affairs study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
When you injure an arm, exercising the same healthy limb on the other side of the body may be key to maintaining strength and muscle size in the injured limb, a University of Saskatchewan study shows.
EU member states backed a plan to combat antimicrobial resistance, an increasing global health issue, that would reduce the use of antibiotics in the food chain and limit certain drugs to humans.
Childhood deaths from two leading bacterial causes of pneumonia and meningitis, pneumococcus and Hib, declined sharply during the period 2000 to 2015, especially as vaccines against these pathogens were introduced in high-burden countries, according to new estimates from a team led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
According to a new study, researchers examine that Exercise can reduce inflammation in obese people by changing the characteristics of their blood. Obesity is a global health challenge, with approximately one-third of adults affected. The study was published in The Journal of Physiology.