More children die from the indirect impact of armed conflicts in Africa than by weapons used in those conflicts, according to a new study led by Stanford University researchers.
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A new device that combines low-intensity laser light and therapeutic ultrasound considerably reduces the pain experienced by patients with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that involves widespread nonarticular high-intensity pain lasting longer than three months.
Combined oral anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy are associated with a worse prognosis than anticoagulation alone in newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation patients without a clear indication for antiplatelets.
The number of adults aged 85 years and older needing round-the-clock care will almost double to 446,000 in England over the next 20 years, whilst the overall numbers of over-65s requiring 24-hour care will rise by more than a third to over 1 million in 2035.
According to new research from the University of Illinois at Chicago, about one in five children regularly use prescription medications, and nearly one in 12 of those children are at risk for experiencing a harmful drug-drug interaction. The findings from the study, which is published in the journal Pediatrics, indicate that adolescent girls are at highest risk of potential adverse events due to drug-drug interactions, or DDIs
Patients leaving the hospital after a hip fracture should be given an osteoporosis plan as a priority, says the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry, based at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)
A University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher is developing a two-fisted, antibody-based approach to destroy deadly ovarian cancer—an approach he believes could also be modified to kill breast, prostate, and other solid tumors
By measuring proteins in tears, ophthalmologists can more easily diagnose dry eyes (dry eye disease). Peter Raus, a Belgian ophthalmologist and Ph.D. student at the Institute of Biology Leiden, developed a new method for protein determination in tear fluid
Islet amyloid deposits contribute to beta cell dysfunction and death in most individuals with type 2 diabetes but non-invasive methods to determine the presence of these pathological protein aggregates are currently not available