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 ...
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- New diagnostic test for malaria uses spit, not blood
- New therapeutic molecules show promise in reversing memory loss related to depression, aging
- Darla Shine joins anti-vaccination campaigners
- New study outlines sex-specific issues in ischemic heart disease
- Drug combinations could become first-line treatment for metastatic kidney cancer
- Lifetime adversity, increased neural processing during trauma combine to intensify core PTSD symptoms
- HRQoL Scores Decrease With Treatment Line in Multiple Myeloma
- Convincing evidence that type 2 diabetes is a cause of erectile dysfunction
- Art Institute of Chicago announces results of research on five terracotta sculptures
- New PET/CT tracer shows high detection rate for diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism
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- Diabetes tops common conditions for frequent geriatric emergency patients
- Longer-lived sperm produces offspring with healthier lifespans
- New dental adhesive prevents tooth decay around orthodontic brackets
- New eHealth tool shows potential to improve quality of asthma care
- New Australian initiative helps emergency clinicians to improve patient care
- Apellis Pharmaceuticals’ APL-2 Receives Fast Track Designation from the FDA for the Treatment of Patients with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
- Researchers identify faulty ‘brake’ that interferes with heart muscle’s ability to contract and relax