Women with bladder or kidney cancer may lose out on a prompt diagnosis if they are already being regularly treated for recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to new research presented at Cancer Research UK’s Early Diagnosis Conference in Birmingham today (Wednesday). The research suggests this may be because a person prone to infection is […]Continue Reading ...
People are evidently no good at predicting their own happiness or unhappiness: key life events such as marriage, invalidity or the death of a partner affect well-being for less time than those affected think. Two economists from the University of Basel came to this conclusion in the Journal of the European Economic Association. Estimates about […]Continue Reading ...
A review published in the British Journal of General Practice has shown that GPs are too readily prescribing antidepressants to older individuals who are struggling with depression. Dragana Gordic | Shutterstock The study found that older people were far more likely to be prescribed pills, rather than talking therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy. There […]Continue Reading ...
People are more likely to recover from shoulder pain if they have the confidence to carry on doing most things, despite their pain – according to new research from the University of East Anglia and University of Hertfordshire. Researchers studied more than 1,000 people undergoing physiotherapy for shoulder pain. They found that those who expected […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists say they can predict whether a person can expect to live longer or die sooner than average, by looking at their DNA. The team has analyzed the combined effect of genetic variations that influence lifespan to produce a scoring system. People who score in the top ten per cent of the population might expect […]Continue Reading ...
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine(LSTM) has been awarded £11.8 million by the UK government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) for a grant to help improve the health of people living in informal settlements in low and middle-income countries. The UKRI GCRF Accountability for Informal Urban Equity Hub, or ARISE, will support precarious and marginalised […]Continue Reading ...
Fewer than half of young people in the United States are having discussions of sensitive topics with their regular healthcare providers, according to a new study published in Pediatrics. This new research led by researchers at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health suggests that modifying healthcare delivery practices may improve discussions between youth and […]Continue Reading ...
B-group vitamins can improve concentration among people experiencing first episode psychosis B-group vitamins may be beneficial for maintaining concentration skills among people experiencing a first episode of psychosis, a study by researchers from Orygen B-group vitamins may be beneficial for maintaining concentration skills among people experiencing a first episode of psychosis, a study by researchers […]Continue Reading ...
UCLA-led research could be step toward new therapy for hard-to-treat brain cancer A UCLA-led study suggests that for people with recurrent glioblastoma, administering an immunotherapy drug before surgery is more effective than using the drug afterward. In recent years, immunotherapy drugs, which harness the body’s immune system to destroy cancer cells, have been shown to […]Continue Reading ...
February 2019 Print this issue Understanding Emerging Diseases West Nile virus. Lyme disease. Zika. Dengue fever. Eye-catching headlines warn us about new diseases seemingly every year. But how much of a danger do these diseases really pose? What can you do to reduce the risk from new diseases in your community? Emerging diseases are caused […]Continue Reading ...
Fresh insights into the types of cells found in the brains of people with multiple sclerosis could help develop improved therapies, research has found. The study focused on cells in the brain that help to repair damage to nerve cells caused by the disease. Researchers identified various types of these cells – called oligodendrocytes. People […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 22 2019 Leading epilepsy expert, Professor Ley Sander is advising people with epilepsy not to stockpile medication themselves. The warning follows today’s reports from pharmacists that they are experiencing supply issues with many common drugs. There is a lot of anxiety about supply of medication post Brexit and some people are finding ways to […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — The average person’s daily diet will need to change drastically during the next three decades to make sure everyone is fed without depleting the planet, a panel of experts has concluded. Global consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar will have to decrease by about half to make […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 18 2019 The ability to eat and drink are things most Australians take for granted. That’s why Speech Pathology Australia is an active participant in an international initiative that is working to make swallowing safer for people in Australian hospitals and nursing homes. On the eve of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality […]Continue Reading ...
Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals seemingly an endless number of people who need help or community support. A common theme: the cost of health care. It didn’t start out this way. Back in 2010, when the crowdfunding website began, it suggested fundraisers for “ideas and dreams,” “wedding donations and honeymoon registry” or “special occasions.” […]Continue Reading ...
- Study sheds new light on how antibiotic resistance genes are transferred between bacteria
- Chronic Wasting Disease may soon spread to humans, warns CDC
- Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages
- Using LyoSpeed technology to avoid residual solvent when drying HPLC fractions
- New screening tool more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth
- Newly licensed nurses work for long hours, also have a second paid job
- Physicists identify simple mechanism used by deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics
- FDA Grants Priority Review to Genentech’s Personalized Medicine Entrectinib
- Exposure to chemicals before and after birth is associated with a decrease in lung function
- Neuroscientists reveal that simple brain region can guide complex feats of mental activity
- Study finds new link between food allergies and multiple sclerosis
- First gene therapy operation for macular degeneration is a success
- Physicians graduated outside the U.S. offer better care for Medicare patients with complex needs
- FDA Approves Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the Adjuvant Treatment of Patients with Melanoma with Involvement of Lymph Node(s) Following Complete Resection
- Study identifies brain cells that modulate behavioral response to threats
- Researchers take closer look at how viruses bind cells and cause infection
- Newly developed gene therapy helps decelerate aging process
- Study suggests new treatment strategy for deadly brain cancer
- Scientists develop unique hybrid implant that imitates bone structure
- Push-ups can be tailored to meet specific needs of individuals