Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have improved a standard bariatric surgery clinical scoring system (DiaRem) to extend the prediction time for diabetic remission following bariatric (weight-loss) surgery.
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Tenacious goal pursuit and flexible goal adjustment have been shown to help maintain psychological well-being despite age-related challenges and losses. A recent study demonstrates that tenacity and flexibility are beneficial for out-of-home mobility as well.
The woman arrived at the University of South Florida's navigator office in Tampa a few weeks ago, with a 40-page document describing a short-term health insurance plan she was considering.
She was uncomfortable with what the broker had said about the coverage, she told Jodi Ray, a health insurance navigator who helps people enroll in coverage, and she wanted help understanding it.
A new study published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology found that minority of patients with new-onset inflammatory back pain progress to spondyloarthritis, while many resolves. Patients with new-onset inflammatory back pain have just a 30% chance of developing spondyloarthritis during the next 10 years, and a 43% probability of back pain resolution.
When Houaida Mabrouk heard about a government campaign that offers free hepatitis C screenings , she hesitated, afraid of testing positive. But after many from her community started visiting health clinics to get checked, she changed her mind.
A low-salt diet may be more beneficial in lowering blood pressure in females than males, report scientists who found that while actual salt retention isn't higher in females, there is still an effect that drives pressure up.
Machine-learning and neuroimaging techniques have been used to accurately distinguish between individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and healthy individuals, based on their brain structure, in new research part funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Patients sent home from hospital during the December holiday period are less likely to have a follow-up appointment, and have a higher risk of death and readmission within 30 days, finds a study from Ontario, Canada in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.
The modified Jobe and docking techniques are the two most commonly used techniques for ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction among overhead athletes. However, no study has directly compared these techniques performed by a single surgeon. Current comparisons of these techniques have relied solely on systematic reviews and biomechanical studies.
Takayasu arteritis is a disease that mainly affects female Asians at a relatively young age. It involves chronic inflammation of the aorta, and potentially leads to fatal disruption of the structures through which blood flows from the heart.
An initiative adopted by Lancaster University to embed physical activity into the training for medical students has been showcased at a national and international level.