New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after almost 80% of those interviewed were found to have major limitations in mobility, cognition, and vision.
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In a study published in the scientific journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, researchers have shown an improved tactic for delivering new genes into the drain, called the trabecular meshwork.
Patients are asking the doctor to prescribe good drugs after Sri Lanka slapped price controls, slashing the prices of many branded drugs, pushing up pharmacy revenues by 30%, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said.
Italian researches have demonstrated a better way of determining the aggressiveness of tumors in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The study was published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers used 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT imaging to show that the amount of cell-free tumor DNA circulating in the bloodstream correlates with tumor metabolism (linked to cancer aggressiveness), not tumor burden (amount of cancer in the body).
According to new findings, biopsying the flat mucosa surrounding dysplastic polyps in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may not change clinical outcomes. The study reported in in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
According to a substudy of the ANRS IPERGAY trial, Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with doxycycline can sharply reduce the risk of chlamydia and syphilis in high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM). The impact on the selection of antibiotic resistance in chlamydia and syphilis,
Until recently, researchers have associated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with being a victim of trauma. Now, new findings from the US suggest that the act of killing or perpetrating violence could be even more traumatic than being a victim.
The study confirms that blood metal ion levels specific to the type of hip implant used can help predict patients who are at low risk of ARMD. The study findings were published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Patients with "metal on metal" (MoM) artificial hips are at risk of complications caused by adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD).
Researchers have shown a significant relationship between personality disorders, and the type of crime committed and substance used among prisoners. Thus, attention to psychological and behavioural aspects of prisoners, in addition to the criminological and sociological aspects of their behaviour, by judicial officials is recommended.
An interdisciplinary research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently discovered a unique panel of urine biomarkers that could accurately diagnose nephrolithiasis, also commonly known as kidney stones. These urine biomarkers may potentially be used to screen individuals at a higher risk of developing the disease. Early intervention strategies could greatly reduce the economic and social burden of the increasingly prevalent and highly recurrent disease.
Air pollution trapped by winter inversions along Utah's Wasatch Front, the state's most populated region, is estimated to send more than 200 people to the emergency room with pneumonia each year, according to a study by University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare. Bad air quality especially erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia.