According to a new study, researchers from the Colorado State University, an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in 2014-15 in Flint, Michigan, was likely caused by a change in the city's drinking water supply. The study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS).
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In this study, researchers observed that space radiation represents a significant health risk for astronauts. Ground-based animal studies indicate that space radiation affects neuronal functions such as excitability, synaptic transmission, and plasticity, and it may accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
A new study published BMC Family Practice has revealed that family physicians (FPs) working within the district health system (DHS) have a high perceived impact in their roles as care providers, consultants, clinical trainers, leaders of clinical governance and champions of community-orientated primary care, and a moderate.
According to this study, researchers examined a hole between the upper chambers of the heart that fails to close after birth – doubles the risk of stroke within 30 days of non-cardiac surgery. The research suggests the hole itself, known as a patent foramen ovale (PFO), contributes to the risk for stroke in patients following surgery. Stroke is a common complication after surgery. The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A multi-center initiative conducted by the National Institutes of Health-supported Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry, has shown that for children with heart failure from dilated cardiomyopathy there has been a dramatic improvement in outcomes of medical management in the past few years. The study was appeared in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
NKTR-181, an oral full mu-opioid receptor agonist administered twice daily, was shown to reduce pain with good tolerability and few withdrawal symptoms in patients with moderate to severe chronic low back pain, according to research presented at PAINWeek 2017.
A new University of Florida study finds that 23% of adults age 60 and older who underwent a total knee replacement experienced a decline in activity in at least one region of the brain responsible for specific cognitive functions . Fifteen percent of patients declined across all brain networks the team evaluated.
Bisphosphonates provide no significant benefit over placebo in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) with regard to pain relief, functional improvement, or prevention of radiographic progression, according to a meta-analysis published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.
A new study published in the PLoS One has reported that general practitioners (GPs) had distinct attitudes toward psychotherapy, falling into three different categories according to their opinions of this type of treatment. The majority of general practitioners (GPs) were reasonably favourable to psychotherapy.
In the general population, adiposity influences erythropoiesis and iron metabolism. Researchers aimed at assessing the relationship between adiposity [estimated by body mass index ( BMI ) and abdominal circumference ( AC )] and biomarkers of erythropoiesis in patients with chronic kidney disease ( CKD ) not on dialysis .
Mobile phone radiation keeps our phones working but it also has some pretty serious side effects. More and more people are looking at the effects mobile phones are having on their health. Can phone radiation cause headaches? Is this something to be worried about?
New toxicology tests that provide revealing information on the fatal substances consumed by Bartholomew County overdose victims are a window to potential solutions, giving officials deeper insight into rapidly changing trends that will help address the epidemic on a law enforcement level and a policy response by government.