Download PDF A social and emotional skills intervention developed to help children recover from the trauma of natural disasters is being adapted to help young Syrian refugees heal their psychological wounds. Journey of Hope, a school-based psychosocial intervention co-developed by University of Illinois social work professor Tara M. Powell to help young victims of Hurricane […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Children of mothers who took vitamin D during pregnancy with resultant high levels of the vitamin in the umbilical blood have fewer symptoms of ADHD at the age of 2½ years. These were the findings in a new study from the Odense Child Cohort just published in The Australia & New Zealand Journal […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new study published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care finds women in developed countries face significant difficulties when it comes to getting an abortion in early pregnancy, despite developed countries having fewer legal barriers to abortion. Negative attitudes toward abortion from health care providers are one of the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, in association with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, found that, over the course of a year, the number of unintended pregnancies was reduced \”dramatically\” by training health care workers to counsel young women on the benefits of intrauterine devices […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF An analysis of the New York State\’s Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it comes to access to cancer surgery – a proxy for complex cancer care. The results, published in the Journal of the American College […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In Alzheimer\’s disease and Parkinson\’s disease, loss of the sense of smell often precedes classical symptoms of cognitive or motor dysfunction. Therefore, a technique that is able to non-invasively quantify the olfactory neuron population could provide important insights related to the diagnosis and progression of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. Olfactory neurons in the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The Union Budget of India for the Financial Year 2009-10 was presented today in the Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. India\’s health budget has escalated from Rs.4,000 Crores to Rs.21,113.33 Crores ($4.35 billion) with the Finance Minister laying special emphasis on rural healthcare and health for all. The budget allocation for […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The research study was published in the British Medical Journal. ‘Risk factors for perioperative stroke in migraine patients should be identified prior to surgery to reduce their occurrence.’ Advertisement Migraine is a common temporary disabling problem that usually does not have serious consequences. Patients with migraine suffer from severe, one-sided or both-sided throbbing […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers at UMass Medical School have identified a new molecular pathway critical for maintaining the smooth muscle tone that allows the passage of materials through the digestive system. This finding, based on studying calcium ion-controlled pathways in mice, may lead to new treatments for a host of digestive disorders ranging from common gastroesophageal […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests performed better on memory tasks than those who had low CRF. Further, the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Bariatric surgery and other treatments that cause substantial weight loss can significantly reduce the risk of heart failure in obese patients, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association\’s Scientific Sessions 2016. Researchers compared 25,804 bariatric surgery patients in a Scandinavian obesity surgery registry to 13,701 Swedish nationwide registry patients who […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A study by the American College of Physicians (ACP) found that overuse of antibiotics, aggressive non-palliative treatment in patients with limited life expectancy, treatment of chronic pain, and dietary supplements may be the most frequently used low value treatment interventions used by doctors. The study was published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) today called off their strike against the delay in the award of their degrees for the past three years. The announcement was made by Anil Sharma, General Secretary of the Resident Doctors\’ Association (RDA). Earlier, addressing a press conference, Union Health Minister […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Scientists have shown that the manner in which food and drink is served contributes hugely to the perception of taste. Betina Piqueras-Fiszman and Charles Spence from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain and the University of Oxford, UK,, respectively, chose 57 volunteers and invited them to taste hot chocolate which was served in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Highlights Head and neck cancer is difficult to treat because of the involvement of many vital structures, including the ones responsible for breathing, swallowing and speech. New study shows that treating such cancers with twice-daily radiation therapy in combination with chemotherapy is effective in improving chances of survival. Twice-daily radiotherapy involves splitting the […]Continue Reading ...
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