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Use Of Omalizumab Eases Itch From Chronic Hives

In this study, researchers identified that improvements in quality of life are better when patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria take omalizumab for 48 weeks instead of 24 weeks. This study is one of the largest to look at "the effects of any treatment on patient-reported outcomes, especially the things we think are very important for patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria, such as insomnia.

Patients Treatment Delays When Emergency Rooms Are Crowded

A study examines that patients are more likely to be misdiagnosed or experience treatment delays when emergency rooms are so crowded that they receive care in a hallway. Privacy and confidentiality are vital in emergency care, particularly for patients who may be reluctant to undress or divulge sensitive personal information in front of companions in an exam room. The study has published in the journal Emergency Medicine.

Lassa fever High Rates of Fatality with No cure and No vaccine

Nigeria has been affected with an outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever since the start of this year. This disease typically has a high rate of fatality, no known cure and no vaccines have been developed against it yet. This is an unprecedented outbreak of this disease that is spreading faster than before. It is infecting more individuals than health workers can handle with their limited resources, say official sources.

Surgery Near End-of-Life Is Common

According to the article from Kaiser Health NewsSurgery has become all too common among those near the end of life. Nearly 1 in 3 Medicare patients undergo an operation in the year before they die, even though the evidence shows that many are more likely to be harmed than to benefit from it.

Association Between Classes Of Hearing Loss And Cognitive Impairment

New Study assessed that in contrast to age-related hearing loss, the central hearing loss might share the same mechanism of neurodegeneration with cognitive decline. The study showed that patients with the central hearing loss, or central presbycusis, were twice as likely to have the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as those with no hearing loss, but there was no association between age-related hearing loss and cognitive impairment.