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Mental Illness and Crime Victimization are Linked, New Finding

Having a mental illness makes people more vulnerable to becoming the victims of a crime, a recent analysis suggests. Based on nationwide data from more than 2 million people in Denmark, researchers found that in the 10 years following a diagnosis with any psychiatric disorder, a man's risk of being the victim of a crime that was reported to police rose by 50%. For women, the risk went up by 64% compared to women without mental illnesses.

CABG: Radial artery vs SVG

Major cardiac events were fewer at 5 years in patients receiving a radial artery graft as the second conduit in coronary bypass surgery (CABG) vs a saphenous-vein graft (SVG) in a patient-level meta-analysis of randomized trials.

Accurate Measurements Of Normal Vulva And Its Morphology

Accurate and detailed description of a "normal vulva” is rare, even though few studies dealt with the topic of normal measurements of parts of the external female genitalia. This leads to a situation with a wide range of existing diagnoses concerning “normal” vulvar morphology. There are few women who have checked out their vulva using a hand-held mirror and liked what they saw. In the largest ever study conducted on vaginas and vulvas of women, researchers have said that there is nothing called a “normal vagina”. The study was published in the journal BJOG.

Refined Structure Of Zika Virus Shown By Cryo-EM

The highest-resolution image yet of the Zika virus, or any enveloped virus thus far. The scientists used the latest electron microscopy techniques to see the atomic details of the Zika virus structure. They took advantage of Zika virus stability compared to its flavivirus cousins, allowing for a particularly accurate three-dimensional atomic model. The highest-resolution image yet of the Zika virus, or any enveloped virus thus far. The study was published in the journal Structure.

Investigation Of Patient Satisfaction Receiving Labor Neuraxial Analgesia

Researchers aim to investigate clinical covariates that are associated with low patient satisfaction in parturients receiving labor neuraxial analgesia. Epidural analgesia is a popular choice for labor pain relief. Patient satisfaction is an important patient-centric outcome because it can significantly influence both mother and child. However, there is limited evidence in the correlations between clinical determinants and patient satisfaction.

Palliative Care Gives Comfort In Painful Situations

The death of a child is always painful. It takes immense courage and fortitude for any parent to forgo life support for a child, even in the face of futility. Dr. Chong Poh Heng's comment that letting go is extremely difficult "because so much future is at stake" resonates deeply with most people. In the cases of 23-month-old Alfie Evans and 11-month-old Charlie Gard, who both suffered profound and irreversible brain damage, the court allowed the withdrawal of mechanical ventilation against their parents' expressed wishes.