The increasingly popular practice of 'vaginal seeding'—in which cesarean-delivered babies are immediately swabbed with the mother's vaginal fluids—is declared unjustified and potentially unsafe in a new critical review of scientific literature
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Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography attenuation correction (PET-CT) in myeloma can detect and enumerate focal lesions by the quantitative characterization of the metabolic activity
The cerebral cortex—the brain's epicenter of high-level cognitive functions, such as memory formation, attention, thought, language and consciousness—has fascinated neuroscientists for centuries
The targeted drug sunitinib (Sutent) is as effective alone as when it's combined with surgery for some people with advanced kidney cancer, according to a clinical trial
Risk of late age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may be increased after at least three month's use of anticholinergic drugs (ACDs), according to a study in France
People with a gene variant called APOE4 have a higher risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease: APOE4 is three times more common among Alzheimer's patients than it is among the general population
Women with thyroid dysfunction in the first half of pregnancy face an increased risk for gestational diabetes, a form of diabetes that is typically diagnosed during the second trimester, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Melbourne researchers have designed a computer-generated model that will allow clinicians to tailor effective therapies for individual patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB), and as a result, reduce drug resistance globally. This study was published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
The numbers are grim: Of the 200,000 Americans diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) each year, 30 to 50% will die. But, clinical researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine's Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Environmental Medicine identified a less-invasive treatment option for patients with severely impaired lung function.
The NCD Alliance has welcomed More Active People for a Healthier World, the new WHO Global Action Plan for Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2018-2030, launched today in Lisbon, saying it has the potential to prevent huge numbers of deaths and disability from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) across the globe.
A new analysis highlights an ironic development in the intertwined issues of immigration and health care – two areas where current and previous administrations differ greatly. Undocumented people in certain states may get more medical help while they are here, it finds, thanks to the current administration's effort to give states more flexibility with their health care spending. And in a reversal of the previous administration's stance, states may find it easier to get that permission.