A booklet, in Swahili and English, could help teachers in Tanzania improve conditions for pupils with albinism in their schools. It has been written by Lancaster University academic Dr Charlotte Baker in collaboration with a team from the Albinism in Africa network founded by Dr Baker in 2014 with funding from the Wellcome Trust. The […]Continue Reading ...
December 2018 Print this issue Reducing the Risk of SIDS Did you know that babies should sleep on their back rather than their belly? Research has revealed many risk factors for sudden infant death, and sleep position is the most important one. Each year in the U.S., about 3,500 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly in […]Continue Reading ...
A new randomized trial of over 3000 people in The Lancet finds that sharing pictorial representations of personalized scans showing the extent of atherosclerosis (vascular age and plaque in the arteries) to patients and their doctors results in a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease one year later, compared to people receiving usual information about their […]Continue Reading ...
Pediatricians all over the world face situations where children have ingested toys and parts of their toys. Lego bricks and heads are common objects tiny tots often put into their mouths and swallow. A team of six doctors decided to see how long it takes for a Lego head to be excreted from the body […]Continue Reading ...
The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to ‘map’ their own body and enable them to eventually explore their surroundings, suggests new research led by UCL in collaboration with UCLH. For the study, published today in Scientific Reports, researchers measured brainwaves produced when newborn babies kick their limbs during […]Continue Reading ...
Patients can assess their own back pain using an app on their phone or tablet as effectively as current paper methods, a new study from the University of Warwick has shown. The study, published in the open access journal Journal of Medical Internet Research, demonstrates that digital versions of established measurements for assessing back pain […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Katie and Lance Cox were watching TV one evening, their infant twins Carter and John asleep nearby, when Katie dropped the remote control. As it clattered across the floor, the couple froze, staring terrified at one another. They weren’t worried about the remote. They were concerned that […]Continue Reading ...
Ticks are hardy little brutes that can go as long as a year without a meal. Now scientists at the University of Cincinnati say the hungrier ticks are, the harder they try to find you or other hosts. The findings could have implications for the spread of tick-borne disease such as Lyme or Rocky Mountain […]Continue Reading ...
Urban teens whose parents advocate nonviolent approaches to resolving conflicts may reduce their children’s likelihood of abusing their romantic partners – even if these parents also say that aggression is warranted in certain situations, social work professor Rachel Garthe found in a recent study of more than 1,000 middle school students. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer […]Continue Reading ...
New research on the types of bacteria living in babies’ noses could offer clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold, while others suffer for longer. The study, published in ERJ Open Research, suggests that babies who have a wide variety of different bacteria living in their noses tend to […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of Utah Health have conducted a survey suggesting that a large proportion of people have a tendency to lie to their doctors about information that could be relevant to their health. Up to 80% of the participants admitted to not having been forthcoming about lifestyle factors such as exercise and diet. […]Continue Reading ...
The alignment of state pension ages for women and men – while in some senses a milestone for gender equality – has created very real difficulties for those whose who will now not receive their State Pension when they had originally expected to. As a result many older workers, particularly women, are living increasingly precarious […]Continue Reading ...
A new paper published by McGill University researchers in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that some clinical trials may promote the use of ineffective and costly treatments. That’s the opposite of what clinical trials are aimed at, namely preventing ineffective and costly treatments from being taken up by physicians and patients. The researchers focused their attention […]Continue Reading ...
Skeletal muscle tissue. Credit: University of Michigan Medical School All vertebrates need muscles to function; they are the most abundant tissue in the human body and are integral to movement. In a recent article published in Nature Communications, an international team of researchers discovered two proteins essential to the development of skeletal muscle. This research, […]Continue Reading ...
Nov 22 2018 A new report, entitled MBC Radio Silence, released today highlights that people with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) feel isolated and in need of more support to deal with their diagnosis, and there is a growing need for healthcare professionals (HCPs) to manage both the physical and emotional aspects of this terminal disease. […]Continue Reading ...
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