Experts at Newcastle University, UK, say introducing an electronic referral system to speed up diagnosis and treatment is likely to improve quality of life and save money. Patients with persistent facial pain cost the economy more than £3,000 per year.
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Researchers estimated that some people, certainly sounds like a trumpet blowing a particular tone can make them dizzy, and it's not because they're giddy from a Wynton Marsalis melody. It has been estimated that 1 in 100 people around the world has a congenital inner ear condition known as semicircular canal dehiscence, a thinning of the bone enclosing the inner ear that can lead to vertigo in response to certain sounds, changes in atmospheric pressure or coughing.
It is a condition in which a person can feel the same imbalance effects of being drunk just by hearing certain tones, even from the sound of someone's voice or a musical instrument. The study was published in the Scientific Reports.
To help seniors stay active for longer, physicians are taking a new approach to healthy aging. A patient Carlton "Carty" Spencer is holding court with family members in his room at Keck Hospital of USC. When another visitor arrives, he bounds out of bed to greet him.
Social behavior in the operating room is significantly affected by the mix of professional roles and the surgeon's gender, according to researchers who observed 200 surgical procedures.
In the high-pressure world of lowering hypertension, a surprising favorite is not standing up too well in clinical trials. Plant-based products include chemical supplements like resveratrol, sulforaphane and curcumin.
Patients whose blood cancers have failed to respond to repeated rounds of chemotherapy may be candidates for a new type of gene therapy that could send their cancers into remission for years.
Researchers showed that the hormone testosterone is effective at combatting cachexia in cancer patients and improving quality of life. Many cancer patients suffer from a loss of body mass known as cachexia. Approximately 20% of cancer-related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia, which in cancer patients is often characterized by a rapid and/or severe loss of fat and skeletal muscle.
According to a study, researchers suggested that Dietary interventions, used in conjunction with standard medical therapies, can help adults with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis reduce disease severity. The study was published online in JAMA Dermatology.
Researchers mentioned a diagnostic accuracy and consequences of misdiagnosis in the admission evaluation of stroke-code patients in a neurologic emergency department with less than 20-minute door-to-thrombolysis times.
According to a study, researchers evaluated adult and pediatric patients with suspected sleep disorders, including circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders using a clinical tool, Actigraphy. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
Researchers have tested the efficacy of an automated cognitive intervention for fear of heights guided by an avatar virtual coach in VR and delivered with the latest consumer equipment. Psychological therapy delivered by a virtual reality coach can help people with a clinically diagnosed fear of heights overcome their fear. The study was published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry.