Researchers identify massive shortfall, especially in rural areas There is a tremendous disparity between the need for home-based medical care and the number of frail seniors actually receiving it, a new study finds. In many rural areas, the problem is so great that the researchers label it “remarkable.” “Most homebound seniors have not received medical […]Continue Reading ...
According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI), released yesterday (8th November 2018), cigarette smoking is at its lowest in the United States since 1965. Image Credit: OtmarW / Shutterstock Brian King, senior author of the report and deputy […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 — The prevalence of atopic dermatitis is 7.3 percent among U.S. adults, and patients with atopic dermatitis and more severe disease have worse quality of life, according to a study published online Oct. 30 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Zelma C. Chiesa Fuxench, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 — Advanced paternal age is associated with adverse infant and maternal outcomes, according to a study published online Oct. 31 in The BMJ. Yash S. Khandwala, M.D., from Stanford University in California, and colleagues conducted a retrospective, population-based cohort study using data from the National Vital Statistics System. All 40,529,905 live […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Nearly half of older American women have urinary incontinence, but many have not talked to a doctor about it, a new national poll shows. More than 1,000 women, aged 50 to 80, were asked questions about their bladder control. The poll found that 43 percent of those in their 50s and 60s had urinary incontinence. […]Continue Reading ...
For the first time, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a grant to researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine to study binge eating disorder treatments in veterans and active duty military. “Binge eating and obesity cost the DOD a significant amount of money in health care costs and […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Adolescent, Young Adult Pod-Based E-Cigarette Use Up MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 — Adolescents and young adults are increasingly using electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products such as pod-based systems but have misperceptions and lack of knowledge about these products, according to a study published online Oct. 19 in JAMA Network Open. Karma McKelvey, Ph.D., […]Continue Reading ...
WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 13, 2018– Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq:INCY)today announced positive results from its randomized, dose-ranging, vehicle- and active-controlled Phase 2b study evaluating ruxolitinib cream in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) who are candidates for topical therapy. The study, part of the True-AD clinical trial program, met its primary endpoint, demonstrating that ruxolitinib cream 1.5% administered […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 — Female genital mutilation/cutting has declined sharply in most of Africa, but the practice is still widespread in western Asia, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data collected in 29 countries in Africa, as well as in western Asia (Iraq and Yemen) between 1990 and 2017. The greatest declines among girls […]Continue Reading ...
Sixty percent of patients in the TBI cohort were free from new neuropsychiatric diagnosis at 5 ear follow-up whereas 80 percent of patients in the orthopedic cohort were free from new diagnosis at 5 years. Credit: Lindsey Armstrong Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children, and rates of injury […]Continue Reading ...
In recent years, cannabinoids–the active chemicals in medical marijuana– have been increasingly touted as a potential treatment for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. In a Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology review, investigators compare their efficacy with antiepileptic drugs for children with epilepsy. One cannabinoid, called cannabidiol (CBD), has the most evidence of antiepileptic […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 — Among women undergoing midurethral mesh sling insertion, the rate of mesh sling removal at nine years is estimated to be 3.3 percent, according to a study published online Oct. 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Ipek Gurol-Urganci, Ph.D., from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—High adherence to the Mediterranean diet score is tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in some populations, according to a study published online Aug. 9 in Arthritis Research & Therapy. Kari Johansson, Ph.D., from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues used data from the Swedish epidemiological investigation of RA to identify 1,721 […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — Government corruption is Americans’ biggest concern, a new survey contends, but worries about the environment are also a dominant fear. The 5th annual Survey of American Fears from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., was based on a nationally representative sample of 1,190 U.S. adults and conducted in June-July of this […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Pixabay Significantly high levels of oral disease found among GB’s elite athletes is leading to poorer on-field performance, research by UCL’s Eastman Dental Institute has concluded. In the largest ever study of its kind, more than 350 sportsmen and women from nine GB Olympic teams, including swimming and rowing, along with Team Sky, England […]Continue Reading ...
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