When a patient presents with signs and symptoms suspicious for a tick-borne illness, medical providers in central North Carolina regularly test for Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, but often don't think about Ehrlichia, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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A new nonaddictive drug compound discovered by Purdue University researchers could lead to the treatment of chronic pain without the need to rely on opioids, just as a bipartisan package of bills moves through the U.S. House and Senate to battle the nation's opioid epidemic
Rates of opioid-related prescriptions and health care utilization are rising among seniors, according to two September statistical briefs released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The reports relied on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.
Scientists fighting cancer have carried out the first successful trial of the effects of the antibiotic Doxycycline on cancer recurrence in patients after surgery.
Pooled data suggest that prophylactic wound dressings under negative pressure can reduce surgical site infections (SSI) in closed laparotomy incisions, according to researchers in Ireland.
Bone-related diseases are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and reduced quality of life for millions of people. They include osteoporosis, periodontitis, and rheumatoid arthritis – the number of people suffering from these conditions is set to increase substantially as Europe's population ages.
For approximately 8 million Americans, visiting a doctor regularly is the key to managing their psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by itchy or painful red patches that can appear anywhere on the body.
But for some people, seeing a specialist regularly can be a monumental challenge, especially for those who live in rural or underserved communities. A new study led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC, however, raises the possibility that one day, people with psoriasis may be able to simply go online to receive their care.
The study was published in JAMA Network Open, the study found that online and in-person care were equally effective at improving psoriasis symptoms.
The growing workload crisis in NHS primary care could be helped by the systematic integration of community health workers at scale, a study shows. Published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the modeling study was led by researchers at Imperial College London. Using a model introduced in Brazil's Family Health Strategy, they estimate the likely costs and benefits of deploying community health workers throughout NHS primary care in England.
Exercise Effective Treatment for Major Mental Health Conditions Should Form a Core Part of Treatment
A global team of scientists collaborated on the new EPA guidelines published in European Psychiatry, which suggest a regime of structured exercise should be added to standard medication and psychotherapy
That's partly to encourage customers to lose track of time. Their owners have instinctively understood long before this recent neuroscience study confirmed it that sleep-deprived people tend to take more risks. We have a wealth of knowledge from laboratory studies about what sleep loss does to mood, behavior and our ability to think and work.
We get a taste of it when we travel across time zones, work night shifts or pull all-nighters before exams. But what do we know about the real-life effects of the one hour of sleep loss that most of us experience on the same weekend each year due to daylight saving.