Download PDF Xbox Kinects could be used in the future to assess the health of patients with conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Normally found in the hands of gamers rather than medics the Microsoft sensors could be used to assess the respiratory function of patients. Researchers at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Dentists are less likely to prescribe antibiotics after they receive a personalised report detailing their past prescription rates, according to a randomised controlled trial of UK dentists published in PLOS Medicine, by Linda Young, NHS Education for Scotland, UK, Jan Clarkson, University of Dundee and Craig Ramsay, Health Services Research Unit, University of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Sunlight allows us to make vitamin D, credited with healthier living, but a surprise research finding could reveal another powerful benefit of getting some sun. Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have found that sunlight, through a mechanism separate than vitamin D production, energizes T cells that play a central role in human immunity. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF For years a key way of diagnosing dyslexia has been how well a person reads aloud. Similarly, the reading skills of adult readers also have been assessed by having them read words aloud. \”The idea is that the more you read in English, the more you will encounter words that don\’t follow standard […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New research from The George Institute for Global Health has revealed the weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis. It\’s long been thought episodes of both back pain and arthritis can be triggered by changes in the weather, including temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers have made huge strides in the field of cardiology in 2016, bringing us closer to better preventive, diagnostic, and treatment strategies for cardiovascular disease. But which studies have stood out this year? Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number 1 killer across the globe, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A hernia is where internal tissue or part of an organ pushes through a weakness in the body part\’s \”wall\” that normally keeps it in. The insides of the belly are held in the abdominal cavity by the abdominal wall, for example. That is the wall affected by inguinal hernias. The organs of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A small, preliminary study has found an abnormality involving the retina that may account for altered vision in regular cannabis users. The results are published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. Vincent Laprevote, M.D., Ph.D., of the Pole Hospitalo-Universitaire de Psychiatrie du Grand Nancy, Laxou, France, and colleagues examined whether the regular use of cannabis […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Churches and other faith-based communities are an untapped resource that health-care providers should consider when suggesting treatment options for African-American and Latina mothers who have histories of postpartum depression (PPD), according to the findings of a newly published study by a University at Buffalo-led research team. \”There is nothing ambiguous about it,\” said […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition affecting more than 18,000 young people each year. New research investigates the link between the disease and a type of enterovirus infection in children. A new study finds a strong link between enteroviral infections and type 1 diabetes in children. The Centers for Disease Control and […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder predominantly inattentive, or inattentive ADHD, is one of the three subtypes of ADHD. ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders affecting around 5 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults. The three subtypes of ADHD are: ADHD – predominantly inattentive subtype ADHD – predominantly hyperactive-impulsive subtype […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In tests in animals, UCLA researchers have discovered that combining a vaccine developed at UCLA with other experimental therapies and FDA-approved treatments shows promise for reducing the size of advanced brain tumors. The immunotherapy, which is specifically intended to treat brain tumors, is called autologous tumor lysate-pulsed dendritic cell vaccination. It uses a […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Women considering abortions are getting medically inaccurate information nearly a third of the time in states that require doctors to provide informed consent materials to their patients, according to a Rutgers study. The study, \”Informed or Misinformed Consent? Abortion Policy in the United States,\” analyzed statements about embryological and fetal development from information […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Children in the United States who have been in foster care are at significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems, including learning disabilities, depression, asthma, and obesity, compared with children who have not been in foster care. This is the finding of a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A University of Melbourne researcher has found that over one-third of Americans report health problems – from asthma attacks to migraine headaches – when exposed to common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning supplies, laundry products, scented candles, cologne, and personal care products. The study also found that fragranced products may […]Continue Reading ...
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