When Houaida Mabrouk heard about a government campaign that offers free hepatitis C screenings , she hesitated, afraid of testing positive. But after many from her community started visiting health clinics to get checked, she changed her mind.
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A low-salt diet may be more beneficial in lowering blood pressure in females than males, report scientists who found that while actual salt retention isn't higher in females, there is still an effect that drives pressure up.
Machine-learning and neuroimaging techniques have been used to accurately distinguish between individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and healthy individuals, based on their brain structure, in new research part funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Patients sent home from hospital during the December holiday period are less likely to have a follow-up appointment, and have a higher risk of death and readmission within 30 days, finds a study from Ontario, Canada in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.
The modified Jobe and docking techniques are the two most commonly used techniques for ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction among overhead athletes. However, no study has directly compared these techniques performed by a single surgeon. Current comparisons of these techniques have relied solely on systematic reviews and biomechanical studies.
Takayasu arteritis is a disease that mainly affects female Asians at a relatively young age. It involves chronic inflammation of the aorta, and potentially leads to fatal disruption of the structures through which blood flows from the heart.
An initiative adopted by Lancaster University to embed physical activity into the training for medical students has been showcased at a national and international level.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that almost a quarter of the U.S. population lives with some form of arthritis. Daily tasks—like opening drawers, turning door handles—can be difficult, so people turn to adaptive aids. Many are small pieces of plastic.
Brian Wainger, MD, of the Healey Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) presented initial, top-level results of a recently completed phase 2 clinical trial of ezogabine (also called retigabine) on December 9 at the Motor Neurone Disease Association annual meeting in Glasgow, Scotland.
Researchers decipher mechanisms of tumor growth and regression. Peripheral nervous system tumors are one of the most common types of childhood tumors. While some of these tumors, known as neuroblastoma, disappear on their own without treatment, others will continue to grow even despite intensive treatment.
The chondral defect is a kind of defect which refers to focal area damage to the articular cartilage. This defect also damages the bone which is lying underneath the cartilage. Symptoms indicating this condition might not occur immediately in life but chondral cartilage defects are very common.