A study involving researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that platelets can attack and kill malaria parasites—reducing the number of parasites circulating in the blood.
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Clinicians at Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell, Louisiana now have access to advanced diagnostic imaging to help them maximize flexibility, minimize exposure and optimize image quality during interventional procedures thanks to the recent installation of Canon Medical's InfinixTM-i Dual-Plane system.
Bone mineral density (BMD) declines early in the course of type 1 diabetes in men but is little affected by the condition in women, according to a 10-year prospective study
Scientists recommends to use sunscreen, a reasonable approach to sunscreen use even for those who are skeptical about its safety. From a philosophical perspective, some people may not use sunscreen because they believe it's not a natural way to live, or they are worried it may cause cancer, or they are concerned about sunscreen chemicals polluting water.
With the recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared officially over, Michael Regnier looks at how Wellcome's support has helped the people of DRC – and the rest of the world – to be better prepared for the next one.
Children with autism were able to improve their social skills by using a smartphone app paired with Google Glass to help them understand the emotions conveyed in people's facial expressions, according to a pilot study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine
Millions of people struggle to get enough sleep and to stay alert the next day. Lots of apps, fitness trackers, smartwatches and even mattress motion sensors claim they can diagnose or treat sleep problems. But sleep disorder doctors say there's little evidence consumer gadgets actually improve sleep.
The technology can help describe the problem, such as waking repeatedly or too early. It does not tell you what the cause or to stop it. Experts say such products have some value: They make people focus on and try to improve their sleep.
In 2012, the FDA approved the use of the drug emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate ('Truvada') as an HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of HIV infection in the event of exposure. Taking daily PrEP essentially reduces the risk of HIV transmission to near zero. Since its approval, the drug's uptake among gay and bisexual men has been met with conflict, stemming from the perceptions surrounding the drug and those who take it.
A single-payer health care plan could expand coverage for all New York State residents but would require significant new tax revenue, according to an analysis released today by the RAND Corporation and the New York State Health Foundation.
Keratinocyte skin cells are common targets of the beta subtype of human papilloma virus. This usually harmless infection causes skin disease in people with rare gene mutations
According to a study, researcher examined more than 25% of older U.S. adults with diabetes use some type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The study was published in Diabetes Care.