A new analysis document shows how much sicker an influenza infection can make patients who have been hospitalized with heart failure (HF), providing a further argument for routinely offering flu vaccination to patients with HF after admission or in the community.
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Most of the 1.4 million pregnant women with HIV who received Antiretroviral Therapy in 2016 were given an EFV-based regimen, in line with World Health Organization recommendations, according to the researchers. While a number of studies found no increased risk following EFV exposure during the first trimester, case reports of birth defects – in particular, neural tube defects – and two small US studies reporting an increased risk associated with first-trimester use, prompted the current pooled analysis which suggests that EFV is at least as safe as other ART drugs currently recommended for antenatal use.
A group of microbes called chemolithoautotrophs consumes CO 2 through their natural metabolism, spitting out small organic molecules as a byproduct. A new concept developed by Pascal Saikaly and his team at KAUST shows that these microbes could be enlisted to convert industrial CO 2 emissions into valuable chemicals.
Researchers report that the fungus Candida albicans can cross the blood-brain barrier and trigger an inflammatory response that results in the formation of granuloma-type structures and temporary mild memory impairments in mice. They have also found Amyloid precursor proteins which are typically present in the plaques of Alzheimer's disease.
The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing the right type of exercise for your age, follow this simple guide.
In a new NPR podcast, Kathleen Clifford and Dr. William Bolinger of St. Luke’s discuss palliative care for late-stage cancer patients with Idaho Matters on November 1, 2018.
Millions of Americans hear ringing in their ears — a condition called tinnitus — but a new study shows an experimental device could help quiet the phantom sounds by targeting unruly nerve activity in the brain.
In the current issue of Family Medicine and Community Health (Volume 6,Number 4, 2018; DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2018.0121, Mingliang Dai, Michael R. Peabody, Lars E. Peterson, Arch G. Mainous III of the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY 40511, USA, University of Florida, Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy, Gainesville, FL, USA and University of Florida, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA consider how adherence to clinical guidelines is an integral part of the World Health Organization's Global Action Plan to reduce the impact of diabetes.
Cate Pelletier, MD, well remembers the day it all fell apart. It was late October, and she said one of the chief officers of Roxborough Memorial Hospital called to offer her a contract with Prime Healthcare, the company that owned the hospital if she would show up for her midnight shift.
PumpStart, a community service-learning program created by students at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), that teaches hands-only CPR to the general public, is effective for both teaching high school students a life-saving skill and providing medical students with an opportunity to engage in public health and medical education.
Pediatricians from Australia have developed and validated a simple risk-assessment score to help guide about antibiotic therapy for cellulitis in children. "Cellulitis is a frequently encountered disease, but there is no evidence-based guidance to determine which children with cellulitis should be treated with intravenous antibiotics versus which can be treated with oral antibiotics," Dr. Franz Babl of the University of Melbourne.