Inducing labor in healthy first-time mothers in the 39th week of pregnancy results in lower rates of cesarean sections compared with waiting for labor to begin naturally at full term, according to a multicenter study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Researchers from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) have completed a study which outlines the cost of delivering routine childhood vaccines in seven Indian states.
The findings, published in the British Medical Journal Global Health, provide useful information to India's Universal Immunization Program (UIP), where the data collected can be used to accurately plan and budget. The UIP is the largest public vaccination program in the world, yet its budget is prepared based on historical expenditure data.
In a new study, researchers have developed key aspects of the aging of human cells can be reversed by new compounds developed at the University of Exeter. In a laboratory study of endothelial cells – which line the inside of blood vessels researchers tested compounds designed to target mitochondria (the "power stations" of cells).
In the samples used in the study, the number of senescent cells (older cells that have deteriorated and stopped dividing) was reduced by up to 50%. The Exeter team also identified two splicing factors (a component of cells) that play a key role in when and how endothelial cells become senescent. The study was published in the journal Aging.
New research offers clues as to why some diseases are highly variable between individuals. The phenomenon is apparent in people with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that causes the light-sensing cells in the eye to degenerate. While some only develop night blindness, others completely lose their sight, even when their condition is caused by the same genetic mutation
In 2014, West Africa encountered its worst recorded outbreak of Ebola with over 11,000 reported deaths. The memory of this crisis hadn't faded yet when Ebola reared its ugly head again this month in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), showing up for the first time in one of the country's urban areas. Unfortunately for the African continent, Ebola isn't the only fatal disease it needs to fight.
According to the study, researchers described that a devastating form of childhood epilepsy that is resistant to traditional drugs might have met its match in spider venom
Brazilian health workers moved to stem an outbreak of measles being brought by Venezuelans, many famished and sick, who have fled their homeland amid economic and political turmoil.
Many hospitalized patients, especially older adults, are at risk of developing delirium, a risk that is increased by the presence of cognitive, functional, visual or hearing impairment or depression.
The size of muscles in patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) could be more important to maintaining good physical performance than muscle quality, new research has shown.
A new research shows the routine screening and genetic testing of the relatives of patients suffering from aortic diseases could save lives. The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association which shows that over 30% of relatives of patients suffering from thoracic aortic diseases (TAD) have an underlying genetic predisposition to developing an aortic disease themselves.
Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and collaborators have identified a way to expand blood-forming, adult stem cells from human umbilical cord blood (hUCB).