Researchers at Okayama University show how mechanical stress at very early stages of bone development alters expression pattern of the non-collagenous matrix responsible for the biological property of the bone.
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Researchers estimate that nearly 2% of future cancers could be related to computerized tomography. It is often said, “What you do not know would not hurt you.” But I have never understood the rationale behind that. In fact, as a doctor, I would argue otherwise that what you do not know can harm you a great deal.
Communication is a key component of palliative and end-of-life care. Little is known about comfort with palliative and end-of-life communication among nurses working in rural and urban settings. Descriptive analyses of the sample (N = 252) identified statistically significant results differences for age and experience; rural nurses were older and more experienced. Urban nurses reported less comfort than did rural nurses based on composite score analysis and reported less comfort than did rural nurses in talking with patients and families about "end-of-life decisions".
A Houston hospital has removed its president and several other leaders following an unusually high number of patient deaths, a loss of some federal funding and a recent case in which a patient died after receiving a transfusion of the wrong blood type.
Sri Lanka and the World Bank today signed a $200 million loan agreement to help increase the use and the quality of Sri Lanka’s primary healthcare services. The Primary Healthcare System Strengthening Project will benefit the people in Sri Lanka by increasing the quality of primary health care services and focusing on the detection and management of non-communicable diseases, responding to the changing health needs of the population and targeting the most vulnerable.
The current healthcare scenario of the nation leaves much to desire. Firstly, it is quite alarming that out-of-pocket expenditure in India is an incredulous 62%. If we compare with other nations, India’s out-of-pocket is way higher and quite distressing.
While it is unfair to compare our numbers with that of developed nations where the out-of-pocket expense is 10-12%, it is also nowhere near the peer BRICS nations of Russia (40%), China (30%), Brazil (25%) and even South Africa (6.5%). Moreover, inflation rates for medical treatment in India are frightening and as the global trends show, it will keep rising. Today medical inflation stands between 12%-15%.
Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in adolescents and young adults with uncontrolled asthma who are overweight or obese, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
People are more likely to recover from shoulder pain if they have the confidence to carry on doing most things, despite their pain—according to new research from the University of East Anglia and University of Hertfordshire. Researchers studied more than 1,000 people undergoing physiotherapy for shoulder pain. They found that those who expected physiotherapy would help them were likely to recover more than those who expected minimal or no benefit.
The partnership between Radiometer and Perimed will give Radiometer the ability to sell Perimed’s unique wound care system and give Perimed the ability to expand the reach of their product through Radiometer’s strong distribution network.
Almost two thirds of children living with HIV in Malawi were not informed about their HIV status by their primary caregivers, new research led by Curtin University found. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that the child's lack of ability to cope with the news, a lack of knowledge on how to disclose the condition, and a fear of stigma and discrimination were the main reasons for non-disclosure by the primary caregiver.