The local LGBT community reports twice the number of poor mental health days as the general population of Richmond and Columbia Counties, and those who identified as transgender report twice that, according to a health needs assessment conducted by faculty and students at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
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Higher inpatient pain scores and postoperative opioid consumption are associated with the persistent opioid use of up to six months among children and adolescents who have undergone cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. The study was published in a recent issue of Pediatric Anesthesia.
Infants born prematurely face challenges in developing the complex, interrelated skills needed for effective feeding. An assessment called the Early Feeding Skills (EFS) checklist is a valid and reliable tool for evaluating the emergence of feeding skills in preterm infants, reports a study in Advances in Neonatal Care
Every year, millions of people have vacations and business trips ruined when they succumb to "traveler's diarrhea" during their journeys. A major cause of traveler's diarrhea is bacteria called Enterotoxigenic E. coli, or ETEC. A joint effort between the University of Georgia and the University of Texas at Austin has discovered how ETEC works to cause disease. They are using this information in an effort to develop a preventive vaccine for travelers.
Researchers and scientists say new discoveries and drug creation could be beneficial to future astronauts on deep space missions. An international group of researchers has come up with a new plan to help astronauts survive high-level radiation in space and even get them to Mars without the deadly exposure expected during three years of space travel.
Researchers have found that the genetic causes of rare neurodevelopmental disorders vary more than previously thought. The study from Wellcome Sanger Institute scientists and their collaborators discovered that serious rare disorders can be affected by combinations of common genetic variants, rather than solely individual rare variants that damage single genes
Researchers have developed a light-based technique for measuring very weak magnetic fields, such as those produced when neurons fire in the brain. The inexpensive and compact sensors could offer an alternative to the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems currently used to map brain activity without the expensive cooling or electromagnetic shielding required by MRI machines.
Antibiotics may be a feasible alternative to surgery for patients with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, 5-year follow-up data from a randomized trial show. Although appendectomy has been the mainstay of treatment for acute appendicitis for more than 100 years.
As if lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease weren't enough, there's more bad news for cigarette smokers. Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that smoking also weakens the ability for pulp in teeth to fight illness and disease. In other words, smokers have fewer defense mechanisms on the inside of their teeth.
Women that have undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections may be at greater risk of experiencing negative premenstrual symptoms (PMS), according to new Oxford University research.
Postoperative urinary tract infection (UTI) rates are higher after Foley catheter placement by medical students than after placement by operating-room nurses or surgical residents, according to U.S. data