According to research published this week in PLOS Medicine, prevalence of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs)- chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis—among women aged 15 to 24 exceeds that of older women and similar-aged men in sub-Saharan Africa.
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A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) describe the efficacy of Spinraza, a gene therapy medication, in the treatment of next most severe form of neuromuscular disease. The researchers found that Spinraza provides significant improvements in cases with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which afflicts children from 6 to 18 months of age.
A new microfluidic device may help realize the potential of tumor-derived extracellular vesicles — tiny lipid particles that carry molecules through the bloodstream — as biomarkers that could monitor a tumor's response to therapy and provide detailed information to guide treatment choice.
A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience revealed how a pregnant woman's activated immune system can impact the developing nervous system of infant. The researchers found that short- and long-term brain functioning can be influenced by immune system activity during the third trimester of gestation.
Heroin is worse than other drugs because people inject it much sooner, potentially resulting in increased risk of injection-related epidemics such as hepatitis C and HIV, a Keck School of Medicine of USC study shows.
In Italy, the fight against measles has moved from the doctor's office to the political battleground. The nation is facing one of its worst epidemics of measles in recent years, reporting a six-fold increase in cases last year that accounted for a quarter of all the cases in Europe.
Omega-3s from fish pack a stronger punch than flaxseed and other oils when it comes to cancer prevention, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. The scientists from the University of Guelph has discovered that marine-based omega-3s are eight times more effective at inhibiting tumor development and growth.
The researchers from the Tel Aviv University discovered novel molecular biomarkers of preeclampsia, signaling the potential for an early diagnostic blood test. The study findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports.
According to study, researchers examined Varicose veins are associated with increased risk of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and peripheral artery disease. The study has published in JAMA. The association was strongest for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), whereas the associations with PE and PAD may be affected by confounding factors, the researchers wrote.
Increasing stress and a lack of motivation among healthcare staff could result in hospitals having to shut down in the wake of a major incident such as flooding or an earthquake, according to a study published in the journal Procedia Engineering.
Reduced health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in surgically and medically treated patients with glaucoma is associated with factors including worse diplopia, poorer visual acuity in either eye and treatment type, according to a study published online in JAMA Ophthalmology.