A new approach to diagnosing a respiratory condition that can affect children's voices is being researched at the University of Strathclyde. The study is using analysis of voice recordings to help identify children with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP), a rare condition in which wart-like growths occur in the airway.
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Physicians at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have, for the first time, induced a sense of smell in humans by using electrodes in the nose to stimulate nerves in the olfactory bulb, a structure in the brain where smell information from the nose is processed and sent to deeper regions of the brain.
Men who use androgenic anabolic steroids—such as testosterone—may face a higher risk of early death and of experiencing more hospital admissions, according to a new Journal of Internal Medicine study.
Ethnic-minority patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) are more likely to have severe dysphagia and receive a feeding tube than are whites, according to a new U.S. study. Researchers presented the results in a poster on October 22 at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Neurological Association in Atlanta.
A drug treatment, already approved for use in patients, could offer new hope for some patients with brain bleeding and strokes. Mutations in these genes cause a genetic form of an eye, kidney and vascular disease which affects the blood vessels in the brain and can cause brain bleeding, even in childhood.
A lipid that helps keep skin cell turnover on track may help restore healthy turnover in psoriasis, investigators say. Topical application of the lipid phosphatidylglycerol, or PG, on a mouse model of psoriasis reduced inflammation as well as characteristic, raised skin lesions, they report in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
More youth use cannabis than smoke cigarettes in the United States. In other parts of the world, cannabis use has become almost as regular as tobacco use among adolescents and young adults.
Two new studies being presented this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) address the potential risk of cyber attacks in medical imaging. Researchers and cybersecurity experts have begun to examine ways to mitigate the risk of cyber attacks in medical imaging before they become a real danger.
The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) applauds the announcement of dramatic changes in payment for contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging of the abdomen. The changes, which will go into effect in the U.S. on January 1, 2019, include a new "Category I" CPT code to support the use of CEUS for non-cardiac abdominal imaging.
Group of scientists at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Faculty of Chemical Technology created edible beads produced from natural components. Due to their altered structure, the beads are suitable for people with swallowing disorders.
Researchers at University Putra Malaysia found a relationship between some markers of inflammation in the body and the aggressiveness of certain malignant tumors. They conducted full body scans of 31 people with malignant tumors – including cancers of the lung, esophagus, colon, and breast – using a machine that combines positron emission and computed tomography (PET/CT).
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), a term referring to blood clots in the veins, is a highly prevalent and far-reaching public health problem that can cause disability and death. Despite effective new options for prevention and treatment, VTE remains a threat underappreciated by the general public, causing up to 100,000 deaths annually in the United States alone.