A celebrated physician and and pioneer in sudden cardiac death research, Arthur Moss, MD, of University of Rochester Medical Center, passed away on Wednesday at age 86. His legacy is a career spanning more than 60 years that was marked by major contributions to cardiac electrophysiology, including the first surgical treatment for long QT syndrome […]Continue Reading ...
Killer T cells surround a cancer cell. Credit: NIH New research could help to safely adapt a new immunotherapy—currently only effective in blood cancers—for the treatment of solid cancers, such as notoriously hard-to-treat brain tumours. The study, led by Dr. Misty Jenkins from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, explains the crucial […]Continue Reading ...
Recent decades have seen an “explosive evolution” of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries, according to a report by Loyola Medicine neurologists and neurosurgeons. Historically, the introduction of operating microscopes enabled surgeons to perform delicate microsurgeries to clear clogged arteries and remove blood clots that […]Continue Reading ...
While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the sacroiliac joints positive for inflammation are not always specific in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), their prevalence in healthy individuals demonstrates the importance of additional diagnostic measures for axSpA, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Axial […]Continue Reading ...
Last May, researchers at Johns Hopkins University presented results of an internal study showing that most orthopedic surgery patients didn’t take all the opioid pills they were given at discharge, nor were many told what to do with unused pills. Click here to read our original report on the study. In this follow-up, we look […]Continue Reading ...
Obese patients with axial spondyloarthropathy have worse disease outcomes, including higher disease activity, worse physical function and lower quality of life, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Axial spondyloarthropathy (axSpa) is an inflammatory disease with low back pain as its main symptom. Spondyloarthritis (SpA) […]Continue Reading ...
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FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you or a family member develops scabies, you need to take immediate action, a dermatologist advises. Scabies is a common skin condition caused by the human itch mite. Symptoms include an itchy rash, sores and a thick crust on the skin. “Most people get scabies from direct […]Continue Reading ...
The target Census tracts (areas bordered in grey). The three stretches of the Cross Bronx Expressway that can be easily capped with a deck park are represented by the grey lines. Bronx, New York, 2017 Credit: Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health explored the cost-effectiveness […]Continue Reading ...
New York City Deputy Health Commissioner Demetre Daskalakis poses for a picture in his office in New York, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. In New York, roughly 30 percent of gay and bisexual men are using Truvada now, up dramatically from a few years ago, according to Daskalakis. However, he said usage among young black […]Continue Reading ...
In April, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released an updated recommendation supporting individualized decision-making for PSA-based prostate cancer screening among men ages 55 to 69, and MedPage Today surveyed prominent physicians for their thoughts about it. Click here to see what they told us then. In this follow-up, we examine how attitudes among […]Continue Reading ...
The field of ophthalmology started to gain useful insights into the state of clinical practice, as data emerged from the world’s largest, dedicated ophthalmology clinical registry. Several studies based on data from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS) registry were reported during 2017. Others are expected to follow in the near […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Men who have trouble conceiving may have the air they breathe to blame, a new study by Chinese researchers suggests. Microscopic particles in the air called particulate matter (PM2.5) may affect the quality of sperm, which in turn can make it difficult to fertilize a woman’s egg, the […]Continue Reading ...
Naïve precursor B cells that can give rise to mature B cells producing broadly neutralizing antibodies—a requirement for a successful antibody-based HIV vaccine—successfully compete in a germinal center following immunization with a high-affinity germline targeting nanoparticle. Credit: Courtesy of Dr. Robert Abbott, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology The development of a vaccine that […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws have lower lung cancer rates than those with no smoke-free laws, researchers report. The new study was conducted in Kentucky, which has one of the highest lung cancer rates in the United States. University of Kentucky researchers examined 20 years of data […]Continue Reading ...
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