According to a research article published in the international journal BMJ Global Health, current strategies for treating patients with several chronic diseases are putting an unnecessary financial burden on countries' health systems and individuals.
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In this study, researchers examined the Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been suggested as an initial investigation in the management of renal colic. Studies of adult emergency department patients with renal colic symptoms were included. Any degree of hydronephrosis was considered a positive POCUS finding.
African-Americans are far more likely than other Americans to be infected with HIV but far less likely to get life-saving treatments that stop the virus’ spread, a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds.
In a study published in Nature Communications, a team of scientists has discovered a high level of plasticity among the cells of the zebrafish heart muscle.
A study shows that obese mice is been treated with catestatin (CST), a peptide naturally occurring in the body, showed significant improvement in glucose and insulin tolerance and reduced body weight. Researchers identified CST's role in the recruitment and function of macrophages in the liver as well as regulation of obesity-induced liver inflammation and insulin resistance. The study published in Diabetes.
According to a study published in the JAMA Internal medicine, the distribution and trend in good health among Hispanic adults approximates that of non-Hispanic black adults, in contrast to the Hispanic paradox. The ageing US population, coupled with its growing diversity, marks a critical need to develop policies above and beyond those regarding access to health care in order to address these widening disparities in health.
New research in Pediatric Dermatology reports several cases of shingles that developed at the original vaccination site in healthy children after they were immunized against chicken pox.
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a statistical approach for ballistic comparisons that may enable numerical testimony. The advantages of the NIST approach include a low error rate in initial tests and that it is relatively easy to explain to a jury. The researchers described their approach in Forensic Science International.
Previously, scientists thought that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes were steady, quiet supporters of their talkative, wire-like neighbors, called neurons. A new study, published in the journal Nature Communications, showed that astrocytes actively help tune the breathing rhythm.
A new way to protect extremely premature babies from impaired vision or blindness resulting from the eye disease retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). A study was published in JAMA Ophthalmology points to a clear link between ROP and low levels of the fatty acid arachidonic acid, measured in children's blood.
The dynamics of a couple's relationship, including the exclusivity of the partnership, the level of commitment to the partnership and participation in sexual decision-making with their partner, impact young adults' decisions related to contraceptive use, new research from Oregon State University shows.
In this study, researchers examined that genital lesions associated with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and other malignant cutaneous genital tumors are common among organ transplant recipients, but patient awareness is “alarmingly low.” The study is published in Dermatology.