Mumps is a highly infectious disease, as Texas cheerleaders and their supporters found out in one recent outbreak. Researchers looked over data on a mumps outbreak that began in December 2016 among those attending three cheerleading events in North Texas.
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Using a clinical checklist to identify eligible patients, doctors were able to shorten the antibiotic duration for patients with uncomplicated staphylococcal bloodstream infections by nearly two days, Duke Health researchers report.
Tuberculosis remains the most lethal of infectious diseases worldwide, killing more than 1.6 million people a year. But researchers say a new vaccine might prevent half of full-blown illnesses in infected people who receive the shot.
According to EU legislation, clinical trials must be prospectively registered in the European Union Clinical Trials Register (EUCTR) and the main results must be reported there one year after completion of the trial. According to an analysis recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), with a rate of 68.1%, pharmaceutical companies were relatively compliant, but with a rate of 11.0%, the result was very poor for non-commercial research organizations.
Of Britain's more than 2 million recreational runners, around 1 million are falling injured annually with 500,000 'off the road' at any one time. A recent study from The University of Salford's Running Performance Clinic has found that many running injuries may be influenced by simple technique errors.
PM Modi's Ayushman Bharat will be merged with Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, which already provides a cover of Rs 2 lakh to economically weaker families.
Telenor Health and the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BADAS) have launched the first- ever diabetes management service, Dia360, to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels and reduce risks of complications.