The removal of financial incentives for doctors working in primary care is associated with a decline in performance on quality measures, according to new findings by researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge, and staff from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
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To see under starlight and moonlight, the retina of the eye changes both the software and hardware of its light-sensing cells to create a kind of night vision. Retinal circuits that were thought to be unchanging and programmed for specific tasks are adaptable to different light conditions, say the Duke scientists who identified how the retina reprograms itself for low light
Scientists have for the first time succeeded in generating beating cardiac muscle cells from special stem cells. They may provide a new approach for the treatment of heart attacks. Myocardial infarction is commonly known as a heart attack is still one of the main causes of death.
According to the Federal Statistical Office, more than 49,00 people died of its consequences. And yet the mortality after a heart attack has greatly decreased over the past decades: As compared to the early 1990s, it has more than halved until 2015, according to the German Society of Cardiology (DGK). The reasons for this include better prevention, therapy, and rehabilitation.
CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Pharmaceuticals listed the first clinical trial for a treatment using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing from US companies at ClinicalTrials.gov on August 31.
The detection rate and the metabolic behavior of 18F-FDG-PET/CT in splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) are not yet clear. They aimed to investigate the metabolic behavior of SMZL and whether the tumor stage (acc. Ann Arbor) epidemiological (age, gender), histological (Ki-67 index, plasmacytic differentiation) and morphological (splenic diameter maximum) features might be related to 18F-FDG PET/CT results
A type of immune cell that produces a protein called CD4 plays an important role in protecting mice infected with the Zika virus against severe neurological disease, according to a new study.
Resistant hypertension affects 12% to15% of patients treated for high blood pressure according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association. The statement provides a comprehensive overview of how to diagnose and treat the condition based on a review of available scientific information.
Starting in the 1980s, the number of multiple births—twins, triplets, quadruplets, and quintuplets—steadily increased from about 20 sets per 1,000 live births to almost 35 sets per 1,000 live births in the 2010s
Obese patients experienced superior weight loss while taking semaglutide compared with liraglutide or placebo, in a phase 2 trial. "It is possible to achieve clinically worthwhile weight loss with medication," Dr. John P. H. Wilding reported. "However, we still need to see longer-term studies in people with a wider range of weight-related complications before semaglutide can be approved for weight management."
Several years ago, BYU biology professor John Kauwe got bumped to first class on a flight and found himself sitting next to former BYU and NBA basketball player Shawn Bradley. Even in first class, Bradley's legs were folded under his seat in an awkward and uncomfortable position.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new formulation of Grifols' GamaSTAN immune globulin (human) for prophylaxis following exposure to hepatitis A virus (HAV) and for prevention or modification of measles in susceptible individuals exposed fewer than 6 days previously.