A child's attention and memory improves after exercise according to new research conducted with primary school pupils and supported by the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh .
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In a new study, researchers have validated the 'Escala de Preocupación por el Cáncer – EPC' (an equivalent of the Cancer Worry Scale) to evaluate the fear of suffering from cancer. The study, published in Medicina Clínica, has revealed that the EPC is a valid and reliable scale for evaluating concern about cancer in healthy people.
A 12-year-old Duke University spinoff founded by two Duke professors has received regulatory approval for its first drug: eleven-a-day eye drops for glaucoma patients. Aerie Pharmaceuticals received approval for the medication, Rhopressa , from the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA )
New study provides added insights as to why women become less sexually active as they age. As women age, sexual activity typically declines. But that doesn't necessarily mean they are no longer interested in sex. The problem for many is physical.
In a new study published in the journal Health Expectations, the researchers developed a practical tool, the Person Centred Coordinated Care Organisational Tool (P3C-OCT), to support organisations and practitioners achieve the organisational change which needs to happen if they are to provide personalised and coordinated care for people with multiple long-term conditions.
The sequencing of the human genome has made it possible. The biochemists confirmed the cause of initially unclear symptoms of patients in Israel. Such a disorder is 'MPS III-E', originally also called 'Dierks's disorder' after its discoverer. The researchers are now presenting their analysis in the journal Genetics in Medicine, published by the Nature Publishing Group.
An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis. Health-care workers rely on leg measurements to assess the severity of the condition. However, measuring legs that are severely swollen often proves cumbersome and impractical.
A new state-by-state health analysis in India finds that over two decades heart- and lung-related conditions, as well as other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), have surpassed infectious diseases, such as diarrhea and tuberculosis, as the nation's leading killers. The extent of this difference, however, varies significantly among the nation's 29 states and seven union territories.
The burden of diabetes-related chronic kidney disease ( CKD ) on individuals and society is increasing, shifting attention to improving the quality of care for patients with CKD and diabetes . Researchers assessed the quality of CKD care and its association with long-term dialysis, acute kidney injury (AKI), and death.
New research by a team from London's Kingston University has revealed how the bacterium can infiltrate micro-organisms called amoebae , multiplying within its cells while protected from its host from harsh environmental conditions
In a research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researcher expressed cautious optimism about efforts to genetically engineer hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to temporarily resist cell death during transplantation. While these gene therapy approaches could dramatically improve patient outcomes, their risks must be carefully studied in diverse models.
DNA mutations found to be biased toward favoring 'G-C' content. To make the iconic, twisted double helix that accounts for the diversity of life, DNA rules specify that G always pairs with C, and A with T. But, when it's all added up, the amount of G+C vs A+T content among species is not a simple fixed percentage or, standard one-to-one ratio.