According to a study, researchers showed that for the first time, just over 50% of female students, shows signs of moderate to serious psychological distress. The psychological distress which refers to symptoms of anxiety or depression has been rising steadily among all Ontario students in Grades 7 to 12 since it was first monitored in 2013. However, girls seem to fare worse on this and other mental health measures.
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Vaccinations are the safest way to protect against disease. However, many vaccines become ineffective when exposed to room temperature or heat. In less developed countries with undependable electricity, physicians struggle to administer fully effective vaccines because of breaks in the "cold chain" that supplies vaccines from manufacturers to patients.
Even in more developed regions, 80% of the costs of manufacturing and distributing vaccines are associated with keeping them cold. These challenges prevent patients from accessing lifesaving immunizations and increase the risk of global pandemics.
Sri Lanka has over the years built high-quality primary health care systems, which has been recognised and praised by former Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates, at a recently concluded Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. The Sri Lankan Government strives to provide the best health care for its citizens, partnering with both public and private enterprises. Access International Healthcare Division has proudly been associated with the development of the Sri Lankan Healthcare movement, by providing state of the art technology to local hospitals.
The government is planning to introduce a state policy for hospital infection prevention and control. The move assumes significance given the fact that during the recent Nipah outbreak several people who succumbed to the disease were infected with the deadly virus during their hospital stay.
A naturally occurring hormone could help make chemotherapy much more effective for many Australians with lung cancer, according to new findings from Sydney and Melbourne researchers. And the hormone—known as follistatin—also appears to prevent kidney damage, a serious side effect of chemotherapy.
Four cardiology societies issued a joint statement for requirements for centers with existing or new transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) programs, which updates a 2012 statement.
The Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials, or NeuroNEXT, a research program that helps streamline Phase II clinical trials for brain disorders, has been renewed for five more years, with several new centers joining the program. NeuroNEXT is supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health.
The BYAXON project makes no extravagant claims. It is very early days for the technology it is proposing, and much more research is needed to take the innovation forward once this four-year undertaking ends in December 2020.
Athletes no doubt want to avoid the injuries you hear about most: ankle sprains, concussions, groin pulls, hamstring strains, ACL tears. But the risk for an eye injury is not to be overlooked. Sports-related eye injuries are quite common, particularly among kids.
A new study comparing the health outcomes of more than 300,000 Medicare patients who completed rehabilitation therapy after hospitalization for hip fractures found that more care may not translate to better long-term health.
Based on the high rates of injury on trampolines in Alberta every summer, the University of Alberta's Injury Prevention Centre would like to see the devices banned except for gymnastic training.
According to a new study led by a Cornell University researchers, an average of nearly three men in the United States are killed by police use of deadly force every day. This accounts for 8% of all homicides with adult male victims—twice as many as identified in official statistics.