Some adults in the US who use supplements to get their daily requirement of calcium are taking higher doses than necessary, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined nationally representative survey data on dietary habits and vitamin and supplement use collected between 1999 and 2014 from 42,038 adults.
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Concussion is one of the biggest problems facing both rugby union and league. Rates of the traumatic brain injury in rugby union have been rising since the 2012/13 season, going from one concussion every 3.2 matches, to one concussion every 1.2 matches in the 2015/16 season.
Resection offers survival benefits in carefully selected patients with intermediate-to-advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), researchers in Korea suggest. A randomized controlled trial compared resection with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)
The intervention studied in this article is an adaptation of the CMAM approach that was designed for integration with ICDS growth monitoring activities at the Anganwadi centers. The intervention was implemented by the Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), in partnership with ICDS, in urban informal health settlements of Mumbai, India, to reduce the prevalence of wasting among children under age 3.
The article reports on a quantitative evaluation of wasting prevalence in intervention communities along with a qualitative study of stakeholders who identified salient features that contributed to the success of the program.
Standards for how to investigate and report on overdoses vary widely across states and counties. As a result, opioid overdose deaths are not always captured in the data reported to the federal government. The country undercounts opioid-related overdoses by 20 to 35%, according to a study published in the journal Addiction.
The current report by the Center for Oral Health (COH) highlights the oral health status and key issues amongst older adults residing in California. This is the first report to document oral health needs of this population in California
According to the study, many issues raised regarding pelvic mesh implantation but still medical practitioners had been “overusing” the procedure where there could have been other treatment alternatives
A large cohort study has provided no support for the idea that a shorter "door-to-diuretic time" in acute heart failure (AHF) may lead to better clinical outcomes, a concept with some appeal that has been variously supported and disputed in earlier studies.
A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology explores newer, potentially safer therapies for treating chronic abdominal pain with lower risks of addiction and fewer side effects.
In the recent study, researchers presented a model that can predict the effect of a genetic variant on a person's cognitive traits, which provides a new way for the interpretation of genetic mutations which helps children at risk of developing the neurodevelopmental disorder
A study that has been made to pave the way to human space colonization , little consideration has been given to the methods of protecting spacefarers against harsh cosmic and local radioactive environments and the high costs associated with protection from the deleterious physiological effects of exposure to high-Linear energy transfer (high-LET) radiation.