Almost 70% of babies who died from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014 did so because of soft bedding, a new study reveals. The finding underscores physicians’ urgent message to new parents that babies should sleep only in cribs or bassinets free of blankets, toys and other potential hazards. Unintentional suffocation is the No. 1 […]Continue Reading ...
This Wednesday, March 27, 2019 file photo shows a sign explaining the local state of emergency because of a measles outbreak at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Measles is spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It’s so contagious that 90 percent of people who aren’t immunized are […]Continue Reading ...
[khn_slabs slabs=”898461″] Your wonderfully entertaining compiler of “The Friday Breeze,” Brianna Labuskes, is off today, so I’m jumping in to keep you abreast of this week’s vital health care news. Here’s what I found most fascinating, some of it far away from the headlines. Let’s dive into my “Department of Health Studies,” where I found […]Continue Reading ...
Self-poisonings incidence in young people has nearly doubled in the last decade Self-harm from self-poisoning in children and adolescents is not only increasing but starting at a younger age, finds new research by University of Sydney and the NSW Poisons Information Centre. Published today in BMJ Open, the study reports on intentional poisonings (overdoses) in […]Continue Reading ...
The most common tests for glaucoma can underestimate the severity of the condition by not detecting the presence of central vision loss, according to a new Columbia University study. The study, published Nov. 8 in JAMA Ophthalmology, found that administering a variation of the visual field test that better assesses macular damage can improve diagnosis […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 3 2018 Tuesday, 2 October 2018 marks the first ever World Stomach Day, an international initiative to raise awareness and support for one of our most vital organs. A sophisticated organ with a unique physiology, biochemistry, immunology and microbiology, the stomach is an integrated part of the digestive system that acts as a reservoir […]Continue Reading ...
August 20, 2018 About 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed annually with head, neck, nasal and oral cancers. Most are treated with radiation, and of those, 70-80 percent develop a painful and debilitating side effect called severe oral mucositis (SOM). While some drugs are available to treat SOM once it develops, none can prevent […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Adults with autism face many challenges, and one of the biggest is finding and keeping a job. More than two-thirds of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed, and a new survey identifies some of the most significant barriers—and benefits—to work. People with autism reported that “the most important factors in being able to get […]Continue Reading ...
Apr 3 2019 Acetaminophen (otherwise known by brand names such as Tylenol) is one of the most widely used pain relievers. Almost 60 years of widespread use have made acetaminophen a household product. It’s distributed over the counter (OTC) in most countries and judged safe by the scientific community. However, acetaminophen is also one of […]Continue Reading ...
Physician-scientists in the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a preclinical, potent therapy attached to an antibody that targets a surface protein expressed in most childhood neuroblastomas, effectively killing cancer cells. The researchers published their findings today in Science Translational Medicine. “If there is an ultimate ‘bad guy’ of neuroblastoma cell […]Continue Reading ...
Arnoldo Frigessi is the main person behind the new idea of making tens of thousands of virtual copies of the individual cancer patient and then testing all the treatments in a simulation model to find the most optimal treatment. Credit: Ola Sæther In ten years, computers will be able to propose the most suitable cancer […]Continue Reading ...
People with diabetes from deprived backgrounds in England are twice as likely to end up in hospital with a major cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke as those from more affluent communities, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in […]Continue Reading ...
Drugs most commonly prescribed to patients seen by primary care physicians are not often tested in the patients who go to these clinics, where most people receive their care, say investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and Yale School of Medicine. The study, published in the September edition of Journal of General Internal Medicine, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Ficebo Group In a landmark study published this week in the BMJ, Finnish researchers showed that one of the most common surgical procedures in the Western world is probably unnecessary. Keyhole surgeries of the shoulder are useless for patients with shoulder impingement, the most common diagnosis in patients with shoulder pain. The Finnish Shoulder […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 — Most women undergoing elective egg freezing (EEF) are without partners, reflecting different life circumstances, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, held July 1 to 4 in Barcelona, Spain. Marcia Inhorn, Ph.D., from Yale University in New Haven, Conn., […]Continue Reading ...
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- Study investigates how early blindness shapes sound processing
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- Al Letson explores ties between journalists and doctors at Medicine and the Muse symposium
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- Exercise activates brain circuits associated with memory in older adults
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- States Weigh Banning A Widely Used Pesticide Even Though EPA Won’t
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- Measles vaccination rates are a ‘public health time bomb’
- Maths made easier for scientists students who shun the subject wins award
- Researchers decode how cancer drug works in brains of Parkinson’s disease patients
- Smarter Brain Cancer Trial Comes to Columbia
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