People with the chronic lung disease known as COPD often get chest CT scans so that doctors can look inside their lungs. A new study is advising physicians to also take a careful look at the heart while they're at it.
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Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is a common postural deformity in infants, and one that can be effectively treated by physical therapy., A set of updated, evidence-based recommendations for physical therapy management of CMT is presented in the October issue of Pediatric Physical Therapy
Emergency departments are becoming increasingly violent places as doctors bear the brunt of the fallout from the opioid epidemic. Nearly seven in 10 of survey respondents said ER violence has increased over the past five years, with one-quarter reporting it has increased greatly.
Nearly half of American emergency physicians said they have been physically assaulted at work, and three in five report those assaults happened during the past year, according to a new poll commissioned by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
Bartonella are bacteria that cause endocarditis, a potentially life-threatening illness in humans and domestic animals. In Latin America, common vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) are frequently infected by Bartonella, and their subsistence on blood creates a risk for bacterial transmission from bats to humans and livestock.
A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases by Daniel Becker at Montana State University in Bozemandistributed found Bartonella infections in vampire bats are highly prevalent in Peru and Belize, and that Bartonella genotypes are distributed widely, rather than clustered geographically.
Not so long ago, immunotherapy against cancer was positioned as an emerging or even promising treatment, but not one with a proven track record. Todayowever, novel immunotherapeutics across different tumor types, either as monotherapy or in combination, are increasingly becoming one of the most innovative and powerful anti-cancer strategies.
According to a study, researchers examine some complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) may be helpful in the treatment of psoriasis. The study was published in JAMA Dermatology.
In most industry-funded trials reported in high impact medical journals, all aspects of the trial involved the industry funder, finds a study published by The BMJ. The results show that, although both funder and academic authors were involved in the design, conduct, and reporting of most trials, few industry-funded trials were completely independently conducted by academics, and sometimes industry involvement was downplayed or omitted.
NUS biologists have developed cyclic peptides that can trigger cancer cell death without affecting healthy cells. The glucose-regulated protein 78?kDa (known as GRP78) is emerging as a target for cancer therapy and a biomarker for cancer prognosis.
Women exposed to secondhand smoke as children may be more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than people who didn't breathe cigarette fumes growing up, a French study suggests
New research presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and shows how the glucose-lowering drug lixisenatide can slow or prevent damage to the kidneys in macro-albuminuric patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular disease. The study was published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.