In a study of medical records, a large number of African-American women , Johns Hopkins researchers say they have evidence that women with a common form of hair loss have an increased chance of developing uterine leiomyomas, or fibroids. The study was published in the JAMA Dermatology .
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A new study published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition represents a breakthrough for patients with tuberculosis. In search of new strategies against life-threatening tuberculosis infections, scientists have discovered a substance that interferes with the mycomembrane formation of the bacterium. It is effective in low concentrations and combined with antibiotics their effectiveness is improved by up to 100-fold.
According to a study, Taking a higher dose of anti-seizure drug– topiramate during the first three months of pregnancy may increase a baby's risk of cleft lip or cleft palate more than when taking a lower dose. The study findings were published in the Neurology.
In 2016, there were an estimated 32,700 people living with HIV in Nepal. However, only 55% of these are reported, and only 14,500 people were on life-saving antiretroviral therapy by June 2017, says the UNAIDS. A version of this article appears in print on December 03, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.
Researchers focuses on improving value in health care delivery through care coordination, and access to care for vulnerable populations. The practice of indirect referrals by non-public emergency departments and their affiliated physicians are prevalent in communities with a public hospital option. Uninsured patients are the most affected. This study was published in Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).
The study compared different static and combined static / kinetic perimetry approaches in children with glaucoma . The study data suggest that monitoring visual fields in childhood glaucoma should consider age, disease severity, and different strengths of static vs.. kinetic tests.
A recent analysis led by the Public Health England (PHE) revealed that approximately 10% of the 50-year-olds with a poor lifestyle have a heart of a 60-year-old man. The results suggested that they (who took the Heart Age Test; done to check if people were at risk of heart attack and stroke) could die 10 years before they should if their lifestyle continues in the manner.
A new study published in the journal PLOS Biology suggests why an antidepressant treatment can alleviate depression in one person but not another. The researchers developed a mouse model that allowed them to identify blood signatures associated with response to antidepressant treatment and could show the importance of the stress-related glucocorticoid receptor in recovery from depression.
A combined study by Prof. Michele Solimena have demonstrated a novel cluster of dysregulated genes in the pancreatic islets of patients with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, which affects more than 500 million people worldwide, results from the inability of beta cells in the pancreatic islets to provide the body with enough insulin to maintain blood glucose levels. These findings are now published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]).
According to a new guideline released by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), exercising twice a week may improve cognitive functions like thinking ability and memory. The updated guideline was published in the journal Neurology®.
According to a systematic review and meta-analysis , Surgeons and medical interventionalists are at high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders , with rates comparable to construction workers. The study findings were published in the JAMA Surgery .