Non-restorative sleep appears to be a key factor associated with the likelihood of older adults developing widespread pain, study findings reveal.
Streptococcus pneumoniae is present in the nasopharyngeal mucosa in nearly half of children under the age of 5 years and one in 10 adults living in Java Island, Indonesia, a survey has found.
Partial nephrectomy may offer younger patients with localized renal cancer a distinct survival advantage compared with the complete removal of the kidney, US research suggests.
Patients who receive blood transfusions around the time of their surgery for nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma have a worse chance of survival than those who do not, results of a large US study suggest.
Some factors that are associated with variability in home blood pressure in patients with Type 2 diabetes may be open to intervention, research suggests.
Autism does not come in just one flavour. It is a spectrum of disorders that share several features: impaired social interactions; impaired verbal and non-verbal communication; and restricted, repetitive behaviours.
Murad, Inc., the skincare brand synonymous with high-performance, science-based products, announced today the addition of two new products, Acne Spot Fast Fix and Acne Clearing Solution, which are proven to enhance the effectiveness of the company's already award-winning Acne line.
DiFusion Incorporated announced today that the company has received a CE Mark and European clearance to market and implant its new CleanFuze antimicrobial orthobiologic polymer. "We are extremely gratified to announce European clearance of our CleanFuze line of antimicrobial spinal implants. This material has been in development for over five years and attaining this milestone represents significant value for our shareholders," commented DiFusion Cofounder and CEO Derrick Johns.
Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering opto-acoustic imaging as a tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, today announced that it has sold $34.6 million of a $39 million Series C equity funding round from existing investors with the lead investment from MedCare Investment Funds.
Today's headlines include stories exploring the political dynamics governors face regarding the health law's Medicaid expansion.
Bacteria have developed many different ways of smuggling their toxic cargo into cells. Tripartite Tc toxin complexes, which are used by bacteria like the plague pathogen Yersinia pestis and the insect pathogen Photorhabdus luminescens, are particularly unusual.
Healthy Directions, LLC, today announced the launch of Krill Omega Defense™, a unique krill supplement formulated by Julian Whitaker, MD, that supports and maintains the health of the body's key biological functions and systems—from the heart, brain, and nerves to the eyes and bones.
Horizontal violence between nurses at the same level of authority is jeopardising patient outcomes, research has revealed.
Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ("AMIC"), a company engaged in the development, production and distribution of medical isotopes focused on yttrium-90 brachytherapy devices, today announced that it has received a response from the FDA to its pre-market notification to the FDA pursuant to Section 510(k) of the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for its Yttrium-90 (Y-90) RadioGel(tm) patented brachytherapy cancer product.
FamilyCord, a subsidiary of California Cryobank, now provides direct cord blood and cord tissue services to Venezuelan families and has assumed management of clients of Cordon de Vida, one of Venezuela's largest cord blood banks.
There's more to dieting than just sheer willpower and self-control. The presence of friends, late night cravings or the temptation of alcohol can often simply be too strong to resist.
The findings of a large international prospective study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggest for the first time that women with BRCA1 mutations should have preventive ovarian surgery (prophylactic oophorectomy) by age 35, as waiting until a later age appears to increase the risk of ovarian cancer before or at the time of the preventive surgery.
Retrieving organs from brain-dead donors is logistically challenging and time consuming in hospitals. Multiple surgical teams often fly to a donor's hospital but frequently face delays in retrieving organs due to crowded operating-room schedules.
US employers pay nearly $1 billion each week for direct workers' compensation costs according to estimates from the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
Although maintaining good blood sugar control is crucial for avoiding complications of diabetes, it has been estimated that only about half of patients are successful in meeting target blood glucose levels.