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Free fatty acids may be effective in treating catheter-related bloodstream infections

Free fatty acids may be effective in treating catheter-related bloodstream infections

Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital, Veterans Affair Medical Center in Providence and University of Rhode Island have found that a free fatty acid, made up of compounds similar to those naturally made in the body, may be as effective at fighting certain infections as antibiotics. [More]
New CAPS video emphasizes the importance of clean cookstoves to prevent pneumonia

New CAPS video emphasizes the importance of clean cookstoves to prevent pneumonia

As the Cooking and Pneumonia Study (CAPS) continues to reach significant milestones in terms of recruitment, the team have released a video filmed in Malawi explaining the main aims of the study and highlighting the potential importance of clean cookstoves in relation to preventing pneumonia in children under the age of five. [More]
Physical activity fails to show link with chronic musculoskeletal pain

Physical activity fails to show link with chronic musculoskeletal pain

Neither little nor excessive physical activity contributes to chronic musculoskeletal pain in people who are middle-aged or older, Japanese study findings suggest. [More]
Doctor provides advice on how best to prepare children with diabetes to go back to school

Doctor provides advice on how best to prepare children with diabetes to go back to school

Lori Laffel, M.D., MPH, Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, oversees the largest pediatric diabetes clinic in New England has over 25 years of experience treating pediatric patients with diabetes. [More]
Cases of Ebola virus in West Africa continue to rise

Cases of Ebola virus in West Africa continue to rise

Since the Ebola virus outbreak was first reported in March there have been nearly 2,000 cases and over 1,000 deaths in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. This makes it the most serious Ebola epidemic to date. [More]
Testicular cancer incidence: an interview with Dr Rebecca Johnson, Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program Seattle Children's Hospital

Testicular cancer incidence: an interview with Dr Rebecca Johnson, Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program Seattle Children's Hospital

We observed that, over the past two decades, there has been an increase in the incidence of testicular cancer in Hispanic American adolescents and young adults (AYAs) between 15 and 39 years of age. [More]
Researchers show effects of increased and decreased sodium intake on blood pressure

Researchers show effects of increased and decreased sodium intake on blood pressure

Two reports from a global collaborative study involving hundreds of investigators from 18 countries published today in the New England Journal of Medicine are shaking up conventional wisdom around salt consumption. [More]
Rectal and groin areas are frequent sites of colonization of community-associated MRSA

Rectal and groin areas are frequent sites of colonization of community-associated MRSA

Colonization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) allows people in the community to unknowingly harbor and spread this life-threatening bacteria. [More]
Bacteria in critically ill patients may be growing increasingly resistant to common antiseptic

Bacteria in critically ill patients may be growing increasingly resistant to common antiseptic

Bacteria that cause life-threatening bloodstream infections in critically ill patients may be growing increasingly resistant to a common hospital antiseptic, according to a recent study led by investigators at Johns Hopkins. [More]
Healthy men participating in Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial are most likely to undergo biopsy

Healthy men participating in Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial are most likely to undergo biopsy

Healthy men participating in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial who actively participate in all steps of the clinical trial are most likely to undergo a biopsy, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention - a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. [More]
Research and planning to meet health needs of people living with HIV

Research and planning to meet health needs of people living with HIV

As effective treatments for HIV become more widely available in low- and middle-income countries, there's an urgent need to assess and manage health risks in the growing number of people living with HIV. [More]
Regular exercise linked with decrease in incidence of breast cancer in African American women

Regular exercise linked with decrease in incidence of breast cancer in African American women

Regular exercise, including brisk walking, is associated with a decrease in the incidence of breast cancer in African American women. [More]
Prevalence of bacterial meningitis drops in the United States

Prevalence of bacterial meningitis drops in the United States

Advances in the prevention and treatment of an often fatal condition called bacterial meningitis appear to be paying dividends in the United States, report infectious disease experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. [More]
Treatments that involve neck manipulation may be linked with strokes

Treatments that involve neck manipulation may be linked with strokes

Treatments that involve neck manipulation may be associated with strokes, although this association is not proven, according to an American Heart Association Scientific Statement written by lead author Dr. Jose Biller of Loyola University Medical Center and other stroke experts. [More]
People born in Canada are at highest risk of overdose or death from codeine than Immigrants

People born in Canada are at highest risk of overdose or death from codeine than Immigrants

Immigrants are at lower risk of an overdose or death after being prescribed codeine than people born in Canada, a new study has found. [More]
Trends and developments of the global ventilators market

Trends and developments of the global ventilators market

Ventilators Market To 2020 - Technical Advances And Hospital Expansion Serve As Distinct Regional Growth Drivers [More]
Osteoporosis drugs may not protect women from breast cancer

Osteoporosis drugs may not protect women from breast cancer

Osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates may not protect women from breast cancer as had been thought, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF). [More]
Researchers identify link between built environment and disability-related outcomes

Researchers identify link between built environment and disability-related outcomes

Kessler Foundation researchers have identified an association between the built environment and disability-related outcomes for adults with physical impairments. [More]
US lung cancer rates uncover trends related to cancer subtype, sex, race/ethnicity and age

US lung cancer rates uncover trends related to cancer subtype, sex, race/ethnicity and age

A new analysis confirms that US lung cancer rates are declining overall, but it also uncovers previously unrecognized trends related to cancer subtype, sex, race/ethnicity, and age. [More]
Regular physical activity decreases risk for invasive breast cancer among postmenopausal women

Regular physical activity decreases risk for invasive breast cancer among postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women who in the past four years had undertaken regular physical activity equivalent to at least four hours of walking per week had a lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less during those four years, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. [More]