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Gaps in Follow-up Care After Concussion Revealed

Being discharged from a hospital trauma center after receiving treatment for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) does not necessarily mean that a patient has fully recovered. TBI can lead to long-lasting physical and cognitive symptoms, but a new study in JAMA Network Open suggests that many patients may not be receiving follow-up care.

Effectiveness of Biosensor Technologies in Disease Cure

Every cell in our bodies is shaped by its outer coating, or biomembrane, which wraps the cell in a supportive and protective blanket, allowing the cell to carry out its normal function while also defending it against attack. New technology has opened up an area of research that makes it possible to study how the biomembrane functions, including how it responds when a disease molecule attacks, paving the way to more effective disease treatments.

Impact of Air Pollution on ARDS

In a new study, researchers found significant associations between seniors' long-term exposure to two types of air pollution and hospitalization for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

Effectiveness of Ring Vaccination Against Ebola

The deployment of an experimental Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is an important development in the fight against the disease. If the vaccine proves effective, it will spare many people from sickness and death. However, according to the analysis by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) this approach may not be able to stop the outbreak itself.

Ineffectiveness of 'Growth Mindset' Educational Interventions

A new study co-authored by researchers at Michigan State University and Case Western Reserve University found that "growth mindset interventions," or programs that teach students they can improve their intelligence with effort—and therefore improve grades and test scores—don't work for students in most circumstances.

Flu Shot Preferred Over Nasal Spray Vaccine

The inactivated influenza vaccine provides superior protection against influenza infection compared with the nasal spray vaccine and should be the first choice for immunization during the upcoming 2018-2019 flu season, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said in a statement this week. Physicians should use the nasal spray vaccine only as a last resort for children who refuse the shot, the AAP indicated.

Rivaroxaban Found to be Effective Against Blood Clots

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that taking a tablet a day can help treat cancer patients of a potentially deadly condition. People with cancer have an increased risk of developing blood clots, with roughly one in five experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE) – either deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). Blood clots in the deep veins of the leg may travel to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolism. These two conditions are referred to as VTE—a dangerous and potentially deadly medical condition of which there are 10 million cases worldwide.