Enthesitis in the Achilles tendon is common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and is easily detected using ultrasound, the new data show. Being aware of this can mean that patients are diagnosed earlier and treated more effectively, which can improve the quality of life, said Marina Fornaro, MD, from the Psychophysical Rehabilitation Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Old age is the greatest risk factor for many diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cancer. Geroprotectors are a recently identified class of anti-aging compounds. New Salk research has now identified a unique subclass of these compounds, dubbed geroneuroprotectors (GNPs), which are AD drug candidates and slow the aging process in mice
The latest report from the RCOG's Every Baby Counts clinical initiative shows there was a 14% increase in the number completed local investigations in stillbirths, neonatal deaths and severe brain injuries that occurred from incidents during term labor in 2016 across the UK when compared to 2015
An app that uses Apple Watch technology to connect patients and their patient's surgical teams and optimize the care and outcomes for patients who undergo knee replacement and hip replacement, two of the surgeries performed most often in the United States each year
A new study shows that an implantable delivery system for a widely used medication to treat a blinding eye disease has enabled some patients to go 15 months in between treatments. This represents a vast improvement over the typical regimen of nearly monthly eye injections
New research suggests that infant girls fed I am formulated are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to I am formulated during early life may have detrimental effects on the reproductive system. The study appears online in the journal Human Reproduction
Expect a shot to hurt and it will probably, even if the needle is not really so painful. Brace for a second shot and you'll likely flinch again, even though-second time around-you should know better. That's the takeaway of a new brain imaging study published in the journal Nature Human Behavior which found that expectations about pain intensity can become self-fulfilling prophecies. Surprisingly, those false expectation scans persist even when reality repeatedly demonstrates otherwise, the study found
Mapping of a certain group of cells, known as oligodendrocytes, in the central nervous system of a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), shows that they might have a significant role in the development of the disease. The discovery can lead to new therapies targeted in other areas than just the immune system. The results are published in Nature Medicine by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
In addition to improving glycemic control in overweight and obese patients at high cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, lorcaserin ( Belviq, Eisai) improvement of renal function across all subpopulations studied in the CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 trial, new findings suggest
Men who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer say they would trade some improvement in their odds of survival for improvements in side effects and quality of life, according to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference
A study of 23 flowers used in cooking shows a lack of chemical and toxicological data, which makes it impossible to set a limit for safe, according to the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
The Deciphering Developmental Disorders study has discovered that only a small fraction of rare, undiagnosed developmental disorders in the British Isles are caused by recessive genes. The study by researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators estimated that only five percent of the patients had inherited a disease-causing gene mutation from both parents, far fewer than previously thought. This will guide research and could lead to a better understanding of the risk for future pregnancies