Patients' perceptions of the hospital they are being treated in might be improved by the type of artwork hanging in hospital rooms, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
All news from Anaesthesiology
A new study, conducted as part of an NIHR-funded project on diabetic retinopathy screening, has identified important barriers, and enablers, associated with screening attendance
In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers analyzed chikungunya and dengue outbreak data from 76 countries over a period of 50 years, focusing on regions across the Indian Ocean. The analysis of 1959-2009 data revealed that population density and proximity to a country already experiencing an outbreak were the factors most closely associated with a country's own likelihood of experiencing an outbreak.
Researchers have discovered that one of the building blocks in the calcium channels in the pancreatic beta cells play an important role in regulating our blood glucose values. Treatments aimed at this building block may be a new way to combat primarily type 2 diabetes the researchers suggest in an article in the scientific journal Cell Reports.
Prevencio, Inc., announces the publication of data that demonstrates a simple new blood test accurately diagnoses significant Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a circulatory problem in which plaque-narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to a patient's limbs and kidneys.
Prescribing hypnotics such as zolpidem (multiple brands), zopiclon (Lunesta, Sunovion), or zaleplon (Sonata, Pfizer) to treat sleep problems in dementia patients significantly increases fracture risk in this vulnerable population, new research shows.
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have discovered how a pathogen that causes the vector-borne disease scrub typhus infects cells. The finding could lead to methods to treat the disease and conditions such as cancer, autoimmunity, and inflammation, and contribute to greater understanding of infectious disease processes, said Jason Carlyon, professor of microbiology and immunology in the VCU School of Medicine.
Researchers aimed to reveal the regulatory mechanism in alterations of human endothelial cells after simulated microgravity (SMG). Microgravity is known to cause endothelium dysfunction in astronauts returning from spaceflight.
Squeezing a stress ball or holding a nurse's hand during skin cancer surgery under local anesthesia did not alleviate patient anxiety or pain significantly more than reassurance and other standard-of-care measures, a randomized trial found.
Almost one in eight children aged 2-9 years living in India may have at least one neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD), according to prevalence estimates published this week in PLOS Medicine
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality and also contributes to huge health care expenditures in China. Therefore, accurate and early identification of high-risk individuals is important for CVD prevention. The China-PAR (Prediction for atherosclerotic CVD (ASCVD) Risk in China) project generated equations with excellent capacity to predict lifetime risk for ASCVD by incorporating four large and ongoing cohorts followed up until 2015 with 106,281 Chinese participants, according to a new study published by Science Bulletin.
Rest key as athletes struggle to adjust circadian rhythms to new. Before the Jamaican athletes can go up against the best of their peers in the IAAF World Under-20 Championships starting tomorrow at Tampere Stadium, they must first recover from the rigors of traveling more than 24 hours and through eight time zones to get to Finland. A few days before the effects wore off and the athletes got back into their usual sleep patterns.