Many eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, exhibit an increased permeability of blood vessels in the macula (central) portion of the retina leading to abnormal fluid accumulation and vision loss
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Most HIV patients need to take daily anti-retroviral therapy—if they suspend treatment, HIV will rebound within 3-4 weeks. But clinical trials have revealed that a small fraction of patients can stop taking medications yet keep the virus suppressed for 24 weeks or longer, maintaining viral control without the assistance of medication.
Researchers have identified four types of neurons in the peripheral auditory system, three of which are new to science. The analysis of these cells can lead to new therapies for various kinds of hearing disorders, such as tinnitus and age-related hearing loss. The study is published in Nature Communications.
Following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), a type of bariatric surgery, many patients exhibit a reduction in taste preference for sweet and fatty foods, although this effect may only be temporary, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability originating in childhood. Approximately 2 of every 1000 babies born acquire this condition that results from abnormal development or damage to the brain. Since CP affects a child's ability to control his or her muscles, physical activity can be difficult or even impossible
There will soon be another way to monitor your heart—from your wrist. The Apple Watch 4 will include electrocardiogram testing. Often referred to as an EKG or ECG, this is how healthcare providers check the electrical signals in a patient's heart. To a layman, these are the squiggly lines across a monitor.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has awarded five grants totaling up to $6 million per year over the next five years to Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) across the country that will provide advice and support services to innovators of children's medical devices. The program aims to enhance the development, production and distribution of pediatric medical devices and has awarded $37 million to various consortia since 2009.
Researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center estimate that screening for and treating prostate cancer in men aged 70 years or older, which is not recommended by national guidelines, cost Medicare more than $1.2 billion.
The combination of a new sequencing technique and machine learning can speed up the diagnosis of diseases in newborns and reduce false-positive results, Yale researchers and their collaborator's report
Circadian clock gene polymorphisms may be associated with bipolar disorder and comorbid alcohol abuse or dependence in men, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
A study showed that heavy astronauts risk eye damage caused by space-flight. They all will be paying close attention to new research into a condition called spaceflight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS), which causes potentially damaging changes in the eye during spaceflight. The study was published in the American Journal of Physiology suggests the potential severity of the syndrome may be related to how much an astronaut weighs.