Download PDF New research funded by Pharmacy Research UK and published in Health Expectations, reveals people with dementia may struggle with managing their medication – exposing them to side-effects, medication errors and an increased risk of non-adherence to drug treatment. Researchers at Aston University, Hull University and the UEA interviewed family carers, people with dementia, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A total-body skin examination should be part of posttransplant care for all organ recipients because they have a higher risk of skin cancer, including nonwhite patients, according to a study published online by JAMA Dermatology. The risk for new skin cancers is magnified over time with continued exposure to immunosuppression after organ transplantation. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New research from North Carolina State University shows that implementation of Medicare Part D has increased the number of people taking their prescribed medications as directed – so-called \”medication adherence\” – and reduced the likelihood that newly covered beneficiaries develop high blood pressure. \”These findings highlight how important healthcare access is to health […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF There are significantly more men with moustaches than women in academic medical leadership positions in the top US medical schools, according to a study published in The BMJ Christmas issue. Men with moustaches outnumber women in US medical leadership. While medicine has historically been dominated by males, in recent decades, female representation has […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Hypertension is a leading risk factor for dementia and other disorders associated with cognitive decline. Blood flow to the brain is tightly controlled by several mechanisms that malfunction when blood pressure is abnormally high. Better understanding of how these mechanisms become disrupted in individuals with hypertension may help identify preventative therapies to reduce […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Scientists who study a molecule known to play a role in certain types of cancers and neurodegenerative disorders have a powerful new tool to study this compound due to research conducted at Indiana University. The study, which was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows how the extreme […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF American veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, with young and middle-aged veterans suffering the most, according to a new analysis of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) by the lead epidemiologist at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Pain relief and other forms of supportive care for cancer patients are insufficient, researchers report at the ESMO ASIA 2016 Congress in Singapore. They also highlight that side-effects to chemotherapy must be treated efficiently and that doctors should ensure end-of-life treatment meets patients\’ expectations. Despite existing recommendations on the need for early supportive […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Wandering and getting lost is common among individuals with Alzheimer\’s disease, but what causes this disoriented behavior? New research reveals that it may be down to the buildup of an Alzheimer\’s-related protein, which interferes with the brain\’s GPS. Researchers suggest that a buildup of the protein tau may interfere with the brain\’s GPS. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF \” Postabortion trauma syndrome\” is described by anti-abortion campaigners as a common mental health problem experienced by women who choose to terminate their pregnancies. However, the results of a new study published in PLOS ONE suggest there is no evidence for this syndrome. In the study, 95% of women who had abortions said […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Many recently hospitalized seniors experience delirium, a condition in which patients become severely confused and disoriented. New research suggests that delirium may have long-lasting effects on patients\’ mental decline, potentially also accelerating dementia. New research suggests that hospital-induced delirium may accelerate dementia. Hospital-induced delirium is an often ignored or underdiagnosed illness affecting a […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Glioblastoma is the most common form of primary brain tumour in adults and is essentially lethal. Presently, the development of more effective therapies is hampered by the large degree of tumour heterogeneity, both between different patients and in a single tumour. The heterogeneity between different tumours is partly due to the fact that […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The UK\’s current health and social care system isn\’t fit for purpose when it comes to caring for people living with dementia (PLWD) who also have other illnesses and chronic conditions. That\’s according to a new research study by the University of Hertfordshire published in BMJ Open. It also found that the systems […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Each year, more than 250,000 deaths in the United States occur as a result of medical error, making it the third leading cause of death in the country. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The BMJ. Researchers say medical error is the third leading cause of death in America, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers from the University of California (UCLA) and Cardiff University have made a breakthrough in the understanding of AIDS-related dementia, discovering the role of a neuron protein which was also found to affect learning abilities in healthy subjects. Professor Kevin Fox who led the work at Cardiff University\’s School of Biosciences said: \”Our […]Continue Reading ...
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