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January 16, 2019

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January 16, 2019

Back to the Future With CD4 Testing: Improving HIV Care in Low And Middle-Income Countries

Jan. 15, 2019 — A practical resource-based public health approach for the rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected individuals living in low- and middle-income countries could save thousands of ... read more

Physical Activity Reduces Mortality in Patients With Diabetes

Jan. 15, 2019 — Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health, researchers recommend in a newly published ... read more

The Course of Back Pain Over Time

Jan. 14, 2019 — Back pain is among the most frequently reported health problems in the world. New research examines patterns in back pain over time and identifies the patient characteristics and the extent of ... read more

Harnessing Multiple Data Streams and Artificial Intelligence to Better Predict Flu

Jan. 11, 2019 — Influenza is highly contagious and easily spreads as people move about and travel, making tracking and forecasting flu activity a challenge. While the CDC continuously monitors patient visits for ... read more

Being HIV Positive and Staying on Antiretroviral Therapy in Africa

Jan. 11, 2019 — An international team of researchers have carried out a review of the evidence examining what influences people who are HIV positive to go to health services and then stay on antiretroviral drugs in ... read more

New Leukemia Drug Is More Effective and Easier to Use

Jan. 11, 2019 — Oncologists have found that a newer targeted drug is significantly more effective than standard therapy for treating elderly patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The drug is taken as a ... read more

How Missing Doctor's Appointments Increases the Risk of Death

Jan. 11, 2019 — Missing GP appointments is associated with early death, and those with long-term mental health conditions are at particular risk. In the largest study of its kind, the team examined over 500,000 ... read more

Perceptions of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the Emergency Department

Jan. 10, 2019 — Findings from a novel online questionnaire of people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) suggest the majority of these patients do not receive proper care, say ... read more

AI Approach Outperformed Human Experts in Identifying Cervical Precancer

Jan. 10, 2019 — A research team has developed a computer algorithm that can analyze digital images of a woman's cervix and accurately identify precancerous changes that require medical attention. This ... read more

Hidden Culprit in Heart Failure

Jan. 10, 2019 — Scientists have pinpointed a hidden culprit that leads to dilated cardiomyopathy -- a dangerous condition that accounts for 20 per cent of all cases of heart failure -- which opens the door to ... read more

Study Suggests How to Treat Diastolic Heart Failure

Jan. 10, 2019 — New research uncovers what causes diastolic heart failure and how it can be ... read more

Women With IBD Are at Greater Risk of Mental Illness

Jan. 10, 2019 — A study shows that women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at greater risk of developing a mental illness after giving birth compared to the overall population. Study authors found that more ... read more

New Strategy May Curtail Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

Jan. 10, 2019 — In studying a bacterium that causes disease in hospitalized people, researchers have figured out a key step in the transmission of antibiotic resistance from one bacterium to another. Their insight ... read more

Child Abuse Linked to Risk of Suicide in Later Life

Jan. 9, 2019 — Children who experience physical, sexual, and emotional abuse or neglect are at least two to three times more likely to attempt suicide in later life, according to the largest research review carried ... read more

First Smartphone App to Detect Opioid Overdose and Its Precursors

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers have developed a cellphone app that uses sonar to monitor someone's breathing rate and sense when an opioid overdose has ... read more

Let's Map Our DNA and Save Billions Each Year in Health Costs

Jan. 9, 2019 — A scientist has called for Australia to embrace pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing to deliver medication more effectively and slash around $2.4 billion wasted each year through unsafe and ineffective drug ... read more

First Pregnancy After Robot-Assisted Uterus Transplant

Jan. 9, 2019 — Research on uterine transplantation is now supported by robotic surgery. This change has made operating on the donors considerably less invasive. After the technical modification, a first woman is ... read more

New Technique Offers Rapid Assessment of Radiation Exposure

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new technique that allows them to assess radiation exposure in about an hour using an insulator material found in most modern electronics. The technique can be used to ... read more

Lack of Standard Dosage for Blood Thinners Can Lead to Bleeding During Bariatric Surgery

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers have found a way to reduce bleeding in patients following bariatric ... read more

Jan. 9, 2019 — Catheters are used today to deliver drugs directly to tumors to avoid broadcasting toxic chemotherapy agents throughout the body. Nevertheless, half of the drug can escape to the rest of the body, ... read more

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