For some patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), resective surgery has a high probability of leading to seizure control and better functioning, according to a long-term follow-up of 90 patients who had the surgery at a specialty clinic in Seoul, South Korea.
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High adherence to the Mediterranean diet score is tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in some populations, according to a study published online Aug. 9 in Arthritis Research & Therapy
The first simple blood test to identify your body's precise internal time clock as compared to the external time has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists. The test, TimeSignature which requires only two blood draws can tell physicians and researchers the time in your body despite the time in the external world. For instance, even if it's 8 a.m. in the external world, it might be 6 a.m. in your body.
This is a much more precise and sophisticated measurement than identifying whether you are a morning lark or a night owl. They can assess a person's biological clock to within 1.5 hours Various groups have tried to get at an internal circadian time from a blood test, but nothing has been as accurate or as easy to use as TimeSignature.
Previously, measurements this precise could only be achieved through a costly and laborious process of taking samples every hour over a span of multiple hours. The study was published in the journal PNAS.
Among 5,919 patients with symptoms of suggestive parasite infections, study found that at least 124 people suffer from intestinal parasite infection. The study conducted by officials of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) used samples of 5,919 patients between 2013 and 2015.
The samples collected were from the patients visiting JDWNRH with the symptoms of suggestive parasite infections. The study found that the overall prevalence rate was 2.1%.
In a discussion of the treatment for early-stage follicular lymphoma (FL), a pair of experts questions the wisdom of "watchful waiting" as a management option. The comments come from radiation oncologists Joanna C. Yang, MD, from the University of California.
Researchers are beginning recruitment in a trial to see if changing pregnant women's hygiene habits could reduce the risks of a major cause of childhood disabilities
A new research suggests that for about one in five people with what appears to be hard-to-treat, or resistant, high blood pressure, they simply aren't taking prescribed medications.
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Drug-resistant hypertension appears to be on the rise and occurs when blood pressure remains above normal even after the patient has been put on three or more blood pressure medications. High blood pressure is a well-known risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, and other chronic conditions.
By developing a novel decoding technology, a team of engineers and physicians at the University of Southern California (USC) and UC San Francisco have discovered how mood variations can be decoded from neural signals in the human brain, a process that has not been demonstrated to date. The study was published in Nature Biotechnology.
It is a significant step towards creating new closed-loop therapies that use brain stimulation to treat debilitating mood and anxiety disorders in millions of patients who are not responsive to current treatments.
Poor-quality sleep, prescribing in an extended manner, and white race are key factors that predict conversion to long-term benzodiazepine use in the elderly, a practice that is strongly tied to poor outcomes, including death.
Researchers explained that the ancient practice of tai chi may beat strength training and aerobics for preventing falls among seniors, according to the new trial
For college-bound students and their families, the start of the school year can be a time of excitement and optimism, but a new study brings to light that the college years are also a time of increased risk of stressful events and a wide range of accompanying mental health challenges, including the risk of suicide. The study was published online today in Depression & Anxiety.
A study of more than 67,000 college students from across more than 100 institutions has found that while racial/ethnic, sexual or gender minorities are especially vulnerable, high rates for stress events, mental health diagnoses and the risk of suicide or suicidal thoughts were reported among all students surveyed.
Changing the way tobacco is sold is a crucial step in achieving the Government's 2025 smoke-free goal, new University of Otago research suggests. If the Government prevented new retail outlets from selling tobacco while allowing existing retailers to continue selling tobacco until they closed or relocated, it could achieve a 50% reduction in tobacco outlets by 2032, the research just published in the medical journal Tobacco Control shows.