There is good evidence that polluted air increases the risk of respiratory problems such as asthma—as well as organ inflammation, worsening of diabetes and other life-threatening conditions. But new research suggests air pollution can also fuel something else: chronic kidney disease, or CKD, which occurs when a person's kidneys become damaged or cannot filter blood properly
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New global research led by Western Sydney University has found major problems with the management of short peripheral catheters – with two-thirds of catheter insertions found to be placed in non-recommended sites or at risk of failure, and one in five catheters found to be unnecessarily painful or malfunctioning
According to a new analysis published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, antibiotics led to nearly 70,000 estimated emergency room visits in the U.S. each year from 2011-2015 for allergic reactions and other side effects in children. The study helps quantify the risk posed by specific antibiotics in children across different age ranges
Approximately 0.1%: that is the average genetic difference between two individuals. This small percentage is responsible for the variations of certain physical traits, such as eyes, hair, and height, but also for differences in our susceptibility to certain diseases and our capacity to absorb vitamins and phytomicronutrients, involved in the prevention of chronic disease
Pregnant women with heart disease should give birth at no later than 40 weeks of gestation. That is one of the recommendations in the 2018 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy published online today in European Heart Journal
According to a study, researchers examined women who undergo menopausal hormone therapy appear to have a higher risk of developing microscopic colitis. The study was published in Gastroenterology. They used data from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and NHSII that have documented reproductive and menopausal factors biennially dating back to 1988 and 1989, respectively.
There is no doubt that as a nation we are faced with numerous challenges in the health system. When in government the Saint Lucia Labour Party experienced first-hand the situation and took positive steps to improve health care. In 2002, we commenced and later completed the National Wellness Centre to ensure more humane treatment for our mentally ill citizens.
In 2002 a decision was taken to construct a new Hospital. After a review of existing plans to rehabilitate Victoria Hospital built in 1887. Construction of the new a national hospital (OKEU) commenced in 2005.
According to a study, researchers evaluate that surgery has a long learning curve, patients do slightly better when the surgeon is more experienced than operations done by younger colleagues. The researchers also found there was no difference in the quality of surgical care between male and female surgeons. Our finding that younger surgeons have higher mortality suggests that more oversight and supervision early in surgeons’ post-residency career may be helpful.
According to a study, researchers have shown that the adverse effects noticed were a .musculoskeletal pain, dizziness, and severe headaches. A triple pill combination for hypertension has shown 77% results compared to the standard care in low and middle-income groups where compliance of medicines is a serious problem
The study was published in JAMA. While the risk versus benefits ratio has shown that of the 700 patients in the mean age of 56 years, 67% had good results while 38.1% of the patients had severe side effects.
The researcher suggests that the growing geriatric population’s complex and chronic health care needs into today’s fragmented health system are like putting a round peg into a square hole. Among those looking for better geriatric care solutions University of Pennsylvania nurses Mary Naylor, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and Nancy A. Hodgson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, who chaired a think tank called Assuring High-Value Care for Vulnerable Older Adults and their Caregivers: Maximizing the Contributions of Nurses.
An invitation-only list of health system leaders, policymakers, innovators, consumer advocates, and scholars gathered at the meeting to recommend ways to improve the U.S. health system for older adults with complex chronic conditions. The study was published in the journal Gerontologist.
A new research has found that the deadly Nipah virus and others like it assemble themselves in a much more haphazard manner than previously thought. The discovery could allow scientists to develop more effective vaccines and rule out many approaches to fighting these viruses. The study was published in Nature Communications.