Patients with symptomatic heart failure (HF) and reduced health status face related problems, such as depression and fatigue, that could be relieved by a collaborative care intervention, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Among patients with severe hemoglobinopathies, greater total body irradiation followed by nonmyeloablative haploidentical allogeneic bone marrow transplant and posttransplant cyclophosphamide appeared associated with decreased graft failure, according to study results presented at the BMT Tandem Meetings.
A new study published in the Journal of Lipid Research from NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, describes an important step toward gene therapy for patients with Sandhoff disease.
Japan's health ministry has approved baloxavir marboxil tablets (Xofluza, Shionogi & Co Ltd), a drug that reportedly can kill influenza types A and B in as little as 1 day among some patients.
Pregnant women with first-trimester thyroid-stimulating hormone levels of 2.5 mIU/L to 5 mIU/L had increased risks for adverse neonatal outcomes such as perinatal loss, miscarriage and premature birth compared with women with lower levels of the hormone, a new study, published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology, shows.
A UK study suggests that men with prostate cancer who get the gland removed may be just as likely to suffer erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence with robotic surgery as with other operations.
Previous studies have shown that increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids can help breast cancer patients. New research, however, indicates that certain types of omega-3 may be more effective than others.
The new study, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, has revealed that omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil may be around eight times more effective for halting the development of aggressive breast cancer tumors than those from plant-based sources.
Fans of the television show “Grey’s Anatomy” may be getting the wrong idea about what happens in trauma cases – and that could create unrealistic expectations in the real world, a U.S. study suggests.
Women can choose from many different types of birth control methods. The type of birth control women use depends on several factors such as health, desire to have children now or in the future, and the need to prevent sexually transmitted infections. The biggest misconception is that birth control leads to depression.
Researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), in collaboration with Rheonix, Inc. (Ithaca, NY), adapt HIV test in developing a novel test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus in a fraction of the time of current commercial tests.
A team of researchers has developed a new biosensing contact lens capable of detecting glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Many hospital patients get medicine or nutrition delivered to their bloodstream through a tiny device called a PICC. In just a decade, it's become the go-to device for intravenous care.
But a new study, published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine finds that one in every four times a PICC gets inserted, the patient did not need it long enough to justify the risks that it can also pose.