An analysis comparing the intestinal microbiomes of both infants and adults living in rural and urban areas of Nigeria has revealed that not only are there many differences in adults living in subsistence environments versus urban ones but also that these variations begin at a very young age. The study appears in the journal Cell Reports.
All news from Anaesthesiology
Pancreatic cancer patients treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy before surgery may live longer than those who have immediate surgery, according to unpublished clinical trial results. The research was funded by the Dutch Cancer Society.
Cardiovascular diseases are the top tobacco-related cause of premature death in Bangladesh, according to the UN health agency. Tobacco consumption, in any form, kills more than 161,000 people on average every year, amounting to around 19% of all deaths in Bangladesh, according to the WHO. The UN agency for global health released the statistics on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day.
University Radiology Group has taken patient engagement to the next level by using RoyalPay, a web-based, payments engine, allows clients to eliminate manual eligibility verification, and complex payment calculations and increasing time-of-service payments.
Logically, it would seem that more follow-up testing of cancer patients must be better than less, but this is not the case for patients who undergo surgery for colorectal cancer. The results have just been published in the scientific journal JAMA.
The first meeting of Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission Council (AB-NHPMC) that will give policy directions and foster coordination between Centre and States will happen in Delhi on June 14. It is going to be the NDA health flagship in an election year but the credits for the National Health Protection Mission (NHPM) will have to be shared with the states.
Bed nets coated with a long-lasting chemical – called piperonyl butoxide (PBO) – combined with pyrethroid insecticide reduced the prevalence of malaria in children by 44% over one year, and 33% over two years, compared to the bed nets currently used, according to a randomized controlled trial published in The Lancet. Based on this evidence, the WHO recommends increasing coverage of PBO bed nets in areas where resistance to pyrethroids is developing.
Researchers at Boston University's Evans Center for the Implementation and Improvement Sciences (CIIS) have developed new scoring criteria for evaluating the quality of scientific research proposals.
Both sexually transmitted infections (STIs), syphilis and gonorrhea, are on the rise in modern England, staging a comeback from the Victorian era. Over the past one year, there has been a 20% rise in the incidence of STIs. The rates of syphilis, for example, is on a 70 year high last year according to the Public Health England statistics.