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Midlife Stressors Boost Dementia Risk

The more stressors experienced in midlife, such as money problems and job pressure, the higher the risk for subsequent dementia, new research shows. The study was presented here at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018.

Experience Of Pediatric Intensive Care Units In China

The researcher described the experience of one pediatric intensive unit(PICU) in China. The past decade saw the achievement across the world, increasing private shares of medical costs. Payment schemes have not kept pace with the increased availability and demand. As a result, a substantial number of parents, in the face of financial constraints, choose to withdraw the medical care of children even when recovery is expected.

Rehabilitation Device for People with Lower Limbs Injuries

The uniqueness of SUSU scientists' development consists in the fact that this device, unlike other analogous devices, allows involving all the joints of lower limb. Patented know-how can be applied not only for rehabilitation after serious injuries or teaching children with infantile cerebral palsy to walk but also for optimization of sportsmen' technique.

Practice For End-Of-Life Is Legal Everywhere

The study shows cancer had spread everywhere, from her colon to her spine, her liver, her adrenal glands and one of her lungs. Eventually, it penetrated her brain. No medication made the pain bearable. A woman who had been generous and good-humored turned into someone hardly recognizable to her loving family: paranoid, snarling, violent.

California’s aid-in-dying law, authorizing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to certain terminally ill patients, was still two years from going into effect in 2016. But Ms. Martin did have one alternative to the agonizing death she feared: palliative sedation.

Concussion Pill: Pre-clinical Pilot Study Shows Promising Results

In 2016, funded by a $16 million grant from Scythian, the multidisciplinary Miller School team embarked on a five-year study to examine the effects of combining CBD (a cannabinoid derivative of hemp) with an NMDA antagonist (an anesthetic used in animals and humans) for the treatment of traumatic brain injury and concussion. The researchers believed the combination could reduce post-injury brain cell inflammation, headache, pain and other symptoms associated with concussion.

Local Anesthetic Does Not Reduce Opioid Use

A study reveals that the local anesthetic drug, liposomal bupivacaine, did not reduce in-hospital opioid prescriptions or opioid-related complications in patients who received the drug during total knee replacement surgery as part of a multimodal approach to managing postsurgical pain. The study was published in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).