A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, British researchers reported that hydroxychloroquine is no more effective than a placebo in relieving moderate to severe pain caused by hand osteoarthritis.
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Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease. They identified that calcium can mediate the interaction between small membranous structures inside nerve endings, which are important for neuronal signalling in the brain, and alpha-synuclein, the protein associated with Parkinson's disease. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Erleada (apalutamide) for the treatment of patients with prostate cancer that has not spread (non-metastatic), but that continues to grow despite treatment with hormone therapy (castration-resistant). This is the first FDA-approved treatment for non-metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Researchers implement continuous routine data collection on epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility testing for N. gonorrhoeae in German laboratories and to collect isolates for testing in the German CL for gonococci with unified methodology, they set up an N. gonorrhoeae resistance network (GORENET).
According to new research published in the JAMA Internal Medicine, drivers in the United States are more likely to be in a fatal traffic crash during the annual April 20 cannabis celebration.
A new study has revealed that targeted exome sequencing defines novel and rare variants in complex blood group serology cases for a red blood cell reference laboratory setting.
A study presented at the
in San Diego has found that an antibody used to treat the skin disease psoriasis is also effective at reducing aortic inflammation, a key marker of future risk of major cardiovascular events. Researchers have found patients who took the drug ustekinumab had a 19% improvement in aortic inflammation, as measured and confirmed by imaging, when compared to the placebo group.
In this study, researchers observed that Patients with metabolic syndrome have a lower rate of recovery from sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) than those without. Association of metabolic syndrome, defined as the presence of at least 3 of these factors, with the prognosis of SSNHL. The study is published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, opiate use is widespread during hospitalization and is associated with significant negative clinical outcomes and quality metrics, which is of particular concern for older adults.
A new study led by researchers at Northwestern University could open the door to new therapies to improve the movement of arms and hands of stroke survivors. The study results were published in The Journal of Physiology.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given limited approval for suitable NHS patients to receive a new type of breast cancer treatment pioneered by clinical scientists at UCL, which will eventually benefit thousands of women and is already in use in many countries throughout the world.
Understanding the national prevalence, morbidity, and mortality associated with major NCDs with higher public health and socioeconomic impact, like COPD, is essential for evidence-informed policy planning and program implementation. The study aims to present the health burden of COPD in Nepal using the GBD 2016 dataset.