A new study led by an infectious disease epidemiologist at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine could change the way doctors treat a common sexually transmitted disease.
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Integrating magnetic resonance imaging with radiation therapy is gaining attention as a therapy for treating cancer. Experts believe the treatment approach has the approach to extend life expectancy and reduce common side effects that afflict cancer patients.
There is overwhelming evidence of gender inequality in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Among factors that exacerbate gender inequality are disproportionate familial duties, few women in positions of leadership, a low retention rate of women, unequal compensation, and poor gender climate. The study was published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
Marine organisms represent a highly diverse reserve of bioactives which could aid in the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including various musculoskeletal conditions.
Terminally-ill homeless adults and their care providers must surmount many obstacles in the receipt and provision of palliative care, according to a University of Toronto scoping review of the available grey and peer-reviewed literature on this topic, The study was published in OMEGA—Journal of Death and Dying.
The internet is rife with ads for health products, from weight-loss systems to arthritis cures—but whether they actually work can be difficult to discern. Now, experts at the University of British Columbia have devised a simple screening tool to evaluate if the products popping up on your newsfeed are likely to be scams.
It has been known for some time that it is better to transfer a single embryo to a woman's womb during assisted reproduction treatment (ART) rather than several embryos in order to avoid multiple pregnancies and the risks associated with it such as fetal deaths, miscarriage, premature delivery, and low birthweight. However, even when single embryo transfer (SET) is performed, some women still become pregnant with twins or even triplets
Frailty is a state of decreased physiologic reserve and resistance to stressors. Its prevalence increases with age and is estimated to be 26% in those aged above 85 years. As the population ages, frailty will be increasingly seen in surgical patients receiving anesthesia.
Here, they evaluate the instruments which have been developed and validated for measuring frailty in surgical patients and summarize frailty tools used in 110 studies linking frailty status with adverse outcomes post-surgery.
When Amit Kumar, a daily wage labourer who lives in a small town called Indri in Haryana, welcomed his first-born three years ago, he received a bill of around ? 1.5 lakh from the private hospital. His wife Mausami had developed some complications and needed to be operated on. Unable to pay that kind of money, Kumar turned to a money lender. He is repaying that debt to this day.
Parents of newborns may be familiar with the metabolic disorder phenylketonuria—in Switzerland, all newborn babies are screened for this genetic disease. Children found to have phenylketonuria need a special diet so that the amino acid phenylalanine does not accumulate in the body. Excess phenylalanine delays mental and motor development. If left untreated, the children may suffer massive mental disability
Microtubules help to regulate cell structure throughout our bodies. A group of researchers has used cryo-electron microscopy to shed light on how a certain protein keeps microtubules stable and regulates microtubule-based transport within cells.
The new insights could help to develop a medical treatment for diseases such as dementia and heart failure. The study was published in the Journal of Cell Biology.