The researcher described the experience of one pediatric intensive unit(PICU) in China. The past decade saw the achievement across the world, increasing private shares of medical costs. Payment schemes have not kept pace with the increased availability and demand. As a result, a substantial number of parents, in the face of financial constraints, choose to withdraw the medical care of children even when recovery is expected.
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NASA Scientists are learning there may be a reason why the human race will always remain on Earth and not colonize other planets. Because evolution has tailored our bodies to respond to specific conditions, our immune systems are not set up to work in space. The study was published in the journal Nature-Scientific Reports.
A study estimates that dealing with repeated middle ear infections, tympanostomy tubes (more commonly known as ear tubes) are often recommended and placed by ear, nose and throat surgeons. The tiny tubes, placed surgically in the eardrums, work by channeling drainage out of the ear.
Worry About Ear Drainage
Common concern parents have is around blood or other drainage coming from their child’s ears in the days following ear tube surgery. The problem with the tubes, but the drainage is actually a sign that the tubes are functioning properly.
Alarming stories about the diabetes epidemic that threatens millions of lives and the NHS itself have become commonplace, and with good reason. Around 4.6m people in the UK are living with diabetes while a further 12.3m are at increased risk of developing it. The NHS spends an estimated £14 billion a year on treating diabetes and its complications.
A study of more than 3,500 French psoriasis patients found that the healthier their diet, the less severe their symptoms. Specifically, the closer an individual adhered to the nutritious "Mediterranean" diet, the less onerous their psoriasis became. This was true regardless of whether or not the patient was obese. The study was published in JAMA Dermatology.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reiterated advice to boil imported frozen berries before eating following multiple alerts across Europe for Hepatitis A and norovirus.
The health ministry in collaboration with the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) will start the annual health check-up for all civil servants from next month. The initiative is to promote healthy lifestyle through advocacy and early detection of diseases among the civil servants of Bhutan.
India’s first National Mental Health Survey was conducted in 2016 by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) on the Prevalence, Pattern and Outcomes of Mental Illness. The survey puts forth some really drastic revelations regarding the state of mental health in India. According to the survey, 15% of Indians above 18 years are in need of active interventions for one or more mental health issue.
Severe pneumonia causes a buildup of fluid in the lungs that makes the basics of breathing and getting oxygen out to the body difficult to impossible. Scientists are exploring a new target for treating both barrier leakiness and fluid buildup that, in lab animals and early human trials, seems to restore tight barriers and fluid clearance so we can breathe.
An estimated 2.3 million people globally are infected with both human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). The EU-funded PEACHI project aimed to develop simple, affordable and effective vaccine strategies targeting both viruses, which can be given individually or in combination. In particular, this could increase the life expectancy of co-infected people receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1, for whom HCV is a leading cause of death.
Medical errors are estimated to cause 250,000 deaths per year in the US. Previously, research on admitted patients suggested that errors are due to the way doctors process the data they have about patients, in other words, doctors have the right information, but might not act on it in the best way.
The emergency department(ED) is a very different clinical environment from the inpatient wards, with frequent interruptions and often incomplete or unreliable information. The new study published in the Journal Diagnosis
It shows that doctors in an emergency department with trainees make similar types of errors to those made in admitted patients – more information processing errors are made than errors of inadequate knowledge or inadequate information.