The addition of adjunctive acupuncture to routine rehabilitation therapy after total knee replacement (TKR) surgery may not provide a significant benefit over exercise only to relieve postoperative pain, according to a randomized study published in Pain Medicine.
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A study led by the University of Granada revealed that 64% of pregnant women suffer from insomnia in the third trimester of pregnancy. This figure is ten times higher than that for women suffering from insomnia prior to pregnancy (6%). The research study was recently published in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
Traumatic brain injuries increase the risk of a dementia diagnosis for more than 30 years after a trauma, though the risk of dementia decreases over time, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Anna Nordström and Peter Nordström of Umeå University in Sweden.
When doctors prescribe antibiotics for children with common respiratory infections, a more selective approach is better. A study of 30,000 children with earaches, strep throat, and other common infections found that narrow-spectrum antibiotics, which act against a smaller range of bacteria, had fewer adverse effects than broad-spectrum antibiotics, which target a broader variety of bacteria. The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Denosumab and zoledronic acid may be effective in relieving Modic change-related low back pain (LBP) in patients ≥40 years of age, according to study findings published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
According to new research, the plastic used in many second hand toys could pose a risk to children's health because it may not meet the most up to date international safety guidelines, The study findings were published in the Environmental Science and Technology.
An intensive social cognitive intervention delivered by a multidisciplinary team may lead to improvements in health-related quality of life, depressive symptoms, and autonomy in patients with chronic pain, according to a study published in the Journal of Pain Research.
Mayo Clinic researchers report tickling the brain with low-intensity electrical stimulation in a specific area can improve verbal short-term memory . The study findings were published in the journal Brain .
In a new study, researchers in molecular lab showing a chemical diverse drug used to treat depression and anxiety disorders interact with the protein that transports serotonin in the brain. An invention could open the way for the development of additional forms of antidepressants collectively known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs). The study published in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.
PATH applauds Indian vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech for receiving prequalification from the World Health Organization (WHO) for their oral rotavirus vaccine, ROTAVAC. As a partner in the development of ROTAVAC, PATH worked with the Indian Department of Biotechnology, the Society for Applied Studies, and Bharat Biotech on the clinical trials that demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.