Watching Olympic athletes zoom down the slopes or tear up the rink can inspire you to get involved in winter sports. But when you do strap on skis or lace up skates, it's important to remember that you have not trained like an Olympian, and that an ounce of prevention can help avoid the pain of injuries later.
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Researchers have developed a method for the mass preparation of cellular aggregates, also known as 'hair follicle germs (HFGs)', that may lead to a new treatment for hair loss.
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed a material that could be used as an alternative to the current vaginal mesh material, polypropylene, used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
For patients with human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-associated myelopathy-tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM-TSP), treatment with the humanized anti-CCR4 monoclonal antibody that targets infected cells, mogamulizumab, decreases the number of HTLV-1-infected cells, according to a study published in the journal New England Journal of Medicine.
Blood shortages in the U.S. are now at the critical level because of severe weather nationally, coupled with widespread flu. Hundreds of blood drives have been canceled this winter, and the donor base has decreased because of illnesses as well as difficulties encountered in reaching collection sites due to bad weather. The Red Cross is reporting that blood donations are being distributed to hospitals "faster than they are coming in."
India’s ambitious National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), dubbed “Modicare”, proposed in the Union Budget 2018, will be part of a pharmaceutical policy to be announced soon.
The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society ( NRAS ) is delighted to announce the launch of its online, interactive educational program 'Love your Heart'. It will help those with the debilitating condition Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) understand why they are at the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the impact RA can have on the most important organ – the heart.
UCLA researchers have developed a way to use brain MRI scans and machine learning to predict whether people with obsessive-compulsive disorder ( OCD ) will benefit from cognitive behavior therapy. The technique could help improve the overall success rate of cognitive behavioral therapy, and it could enable therapists to tailor treatment to each patient. The study findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .
A research team centered at Osaka University have discovered the elusive stem cell, providing evidence for adult vascular endothelial stem cells ( VESCs ) capable of generating fully functional blood vessels . The research was reported in the journal Cell Stem Cell .
According to findings from the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) study, low serum sodium concentrations are associated with cognitive impairment and cognitive decline in older community-dwelling men. The findings were published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
A new study has found that UK general practitioners (GPs) with dyslexia are just as likely to pass the knowledge component of the licensing exam as their counterparts. The Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) is part of the qualification needed to become a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) and become licensed to practice independently.