A study determines that people with heart disease have not been diagnosed with depression but are at high-risk for it are more likely to report worse health care experiences and use emergency room services more often than those diagnosed with depression. Heart attack patients diagnosed with depression are more likely to be hospitalized, use emergency rooms and annually spend more on healthcare than heart attack patients without depression.
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A major study has found that controlling asthma through appropriate monitoring and medication is among several variables that can affect whether someone develops the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in later life.
India’s economy is soaring and is now the world’s envy, but its healthcare system remains an Achilles’ heel. For millions of people, the high cost of treating illnesses continues to undermine economic progress. This is largely on account of India’s dilapidated health care system: a major symptom of the dire lack of funding. India ranks poorly in international rankings on most health indices.
A researcher from the Monash University made an effort that would eventually help improve quality of life for older adults residing in nursing homes. But it's been a hard road.
According to the study, a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent could show, ahead of time, whether a specific treatment is likely to be effective for the major depressive disorder (MDD)—a debilitating condition that affects more than 14 million Americans.
Researchers invented the native-state microscope that can scan large areas using fiber optics. It could allow for immediate, real-time microscopic confirmation of the complete removal of malignant tissues during surgery. In the not-so-distant future, surgeons could ensure the complete removal of malignant tumors, and pathologists could analyze tissue more efficiently, by using a device.
Researchers from the Kyoto University have found that simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) evolved to infect humans as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) via Vpu–a protein that allow HIV to escape and spread–evolving to inhibiting tetherin. The study, published in the journal Cell Host and Microbe, helps explain how HIV came into human world.
A new study highlights the importance of the neurotransmitter beta-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Dynamic interactions between the nervous system, hormones, and the immune system are normally on-going, but in diabetes, the balance is disturbed. The study was published in EBioMedicine.
The proportion of boys and young men in the U.S. receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has more than tripled since 2011, new research shows.
Use of an accessory lead shield placed between the staff member and the patient can reduce radiation exposure among technologists and nurses working in the cath lab, a new study published in the JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions suggests.