A new study suggests that the closure of emergency departments does not lead to more deaths. The research, which analyzed five emergency departments (EDs) in England that were downgraded between 2009 and 2011, found there was no impact on death rates upward or downward, despite patients having to travel further to access emergency care.
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People with prediabetes who go to bed later, eat meals later and are more active and alert later in the day those who have an "evening preference" have higher body mass indices compared with people with prediabetes who do things earlier in the day, or exhibit morning preference. The higher BMI among people with evening preference is related to their lack of sufficient sleep. The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology.
According to a study, researchers examine that the bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviors, as symptoms of depression in teens and parents appear to be linked. The study was published in the American Psychological Association.
The incidence of coronary artery compression in children fitted with epicardial pacemakers may be slightly more common than previously believed. After reviewing patient records at Boston Children's Hospital, they advocate for stricter monitoring to identify patients at risk and prevent complications. The study was published in the journal HeartRhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society.
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. It's more common in older people, and as it happens, in people who are obese. But new research suggests that exercise can have a moderating effect on the risk of developing this problem
For pregnant women who are vitamin D-deficient, vitamin supplements won't improve the growth of their fetus or infant, Canadian researchers report. The study was done in Bangladesh, where vitamin D deficiency is common among women of reproductive age, and where 30% of newborns are small, and the growth of 36% of infants under five are stunted
There was a possibility that Msizi Mkhize could have survived the car accident he was involved in on December 2016 had he received timeous medical attention, and not been refrigerated in a mortuary, a damning report by a forensic pathologist has revealed.
Lumpectomy plus radiotherapy is associated with a statistically significant reduced risk for breast cancer–related death compared with either lumpectomy or mastectomy alone in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), new research indicates.
In the first such clinical trial in the United States, physician-scientists with the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) are investigating the use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier.
Although much scientific research has been done into the development of the skeleton, the underlying mechanisms that drive the formation and maintenance of our bones are still not very well understood, and research into the development of bone is very important.