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A robotic walking frame that could help older people recover more quickly after a fall or injury, reducing the length of time they need to stay in the hospital, is being developed in partnership with researchers at Northumbria University, Newcastle
To ensure elimination of the Wuchereria bancrofti, a parasitic roundworm that causes lymphatic filariasis, public health workers must follow up mass drug administration with careful monitoring for recurrence. To that end, a study published this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases analyzes the effectiveness of mosquito screening as a tool to gauge parasite presence.
The National Health Profile (NHP) 2018 released recently by the ministry of health and family welfare is both congratulatory and alarming. The health finance indicators along with information on health infrastructure and human resources in health reveal many steps still to be taken in the country while gains in health care indicators reflect progress.
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) are developing a 3D printed implant that, when injected in a patient's body, could deliver a personalized dose of medicine to treat infections as well as ailments such as arthritis, cancer and AIDS.
The project, led by Albert Zwiener of SwRI's Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division and Dr. Lyle Hood of UTSA's College of Engineering, is supported by a $125,000 grant from the Connecting through Research Partnerships (Connect) program.
Bangladesh is the tenth most densely populated country in the world, with a population of 166 million people living in a land area of approximately 147,560 square kilometers. Between 2010 and 2016, urban poverty rates declined from 21.3% to 18.9%, and rural poverty rates declined from 35.2% to 26.4%. However, in recent years the rate of poverty reduction in Bangladesh has slowed.
Approximately one in four Bangladeshis (24.3% of the population) remain in poverty and 12.9% of the population lives in extreme poverty. The poverty rates and health risks in Bangladesh are directly affected by the country’s high number of internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrants.
Through the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States contributed over $248 million to programs in Kenya between 2004 and 2014, and at the same time, the incidence of child mortality dropped sharply.
There have been many setbacks on the long road to finding a treatment that might slow or stop Alzheimer's disease, but a new trial offers a glimmer of hope.
The initial findings of the ANRS CLEAC study coordinated by Pierre Frange (Hôpital Necker – AP-HP), help define the immunological and virological benefits of early antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected children living in France.
The results of this study will be presented by Florence Buseyne (Oncogenic Virus Epidemiology & Pathophysiology Team – Institut Pasteur) this Wednesday, 25 July at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) being held in Amsterdam from 23 to 26 July 2018.
Just 60% of low-income urban preschoolers with asthma have the medications they need available at home, new findings from the U.S. show.
The Tour de France is unquestionably one of the most famous events in the professional sporting calendar. Some of the finest athletes on the planet, along with their expert, multimillion-dollar support teams, display exceptional physical, mechanical, tactical and psychological attributes.
In community oncology practices, where most cancer in the United States is treated, broad-based genetic testing does not offer survival advantages compared with routine genetic testing for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), concludes a new retrospective study.
But lung cancer experts challenge this conclusion, pointing out that few of the patients who were found to have actionable mutations on broad-based genetic testing actually received targeted therapy and some received targeted therapy not matched to the mutations.
In Germany, 41 cases of tularemia were reported in 2016. The infections are mainly due to direct contact with infected animals or with insect vectors like ticks and mosquitos.