Surgical reconstruction is a life changer for people with end-stage ankle arthritis, a painful condition that limits patients' abilities to go up and down stairs, get out of a car and even walk.
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Researchers at the University of York has shown that a drug commonly used to help smokers overcome addiction to cigarettes does not have the same effect in shisha smokers.
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that Huntington's disease may take effect much earlier in life than was previously believed and that a new drug may be key in controlling the disease.
The tiniest of premature infants weighing just over two pounds at birth on average – start out receiving nutrition intravenously. Over the next several days or weeks, they are transitioned to enteral (or through the gut) feeds.
Studies describing the effects of weight loss on health rarely consider age. However, weight loss during middle age likely has different effects on your health than does weight loss when you're 65-years-old or older especially when you're older than 85.
Although some studies have found that weight loss in older adults is generally linked to an increase in illness and death, researchers say that these studies were either too short or were based on information that may have been interpreted incorrectly.
While older women may have a better quality of life and better vision after surgery to remove cataracts, newly reanalyzed data suggest they shouldn't base their decision to have the surgery on whether it will help them live longer. The study was published in JAMA Ophthalmology.
A green fluorescent dye beat the standard blue dye for mapping lymph nodes when the two were compared directly in women with uterine or cervical cancers. The finding comes from a phase 3 noninferiority trial, known as Fluorescence Imaging for Lymphatic Mapping (FILM). The study was published online in the Lancet Oncology.
The cingulate island sign (CIS) on 18F-?uorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET); i.e., the relative preservation of mid-posterior cingulate cortex metabolism, is a supportive biomarker in the diagnostic criteria for dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
Adults both with and without Alzheimer's disease have better cognition skills in the late summer and early fall than in the winter and spring, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Andrew Lim of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto, Canada, and colleagues.
A simple CT enhancement measure is able to differentiate a benign form of kidney cancer from an occasionally lethal subtype of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with virtually 100% accuracy, sparing patients the need for either partial or full nephrectomy to ascertain which type of tumor is present, new research shows.The study was published in the August issue of Clinical Cancer Research.
The emergence of more sensitive imaging modalities and novel tumor biomarker assays combined with new therapies promise to improve management approaches for men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) who experience rising PSA levels, according to a new review published in European Urology.