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Stents can be as effective as surgery for many patients with left main coronary artery disease

Stents can be as effective as surgery for many patients with left main coronary artery disease

A major international study has found that drug-eluting stents, a less-invasive alternative to bypass surgery, are as effective as surgery for many patients with a blockage in the left main coronary artery. [More]
Dr. Schumacher unveils ready-to-use disinfection wipes at MEDICA 2016

Dr. Schumacher unveils ready-to-use disinfection wipes at MEDICA 2016

At MEDICA, the world's leading trade fair for the medical industry, Dr. Schumacher GmbH is presenting, amongst others, its new products CLEANISEPT® WIPES surface and DESCOSEPT SENSITIVE WIPES: ready to use disinfection wipes for rapid disinfection of medical devices and surfaces. [More]
Neonatal vaccination of mice with bacteria prevents cockroach-induced asthma as adults

Neonatal vaccination of mice with bacteria prevents cockroach-induced asthma as adults

The hygiene hypothesis proposes that a 20th century surge in allergies and asthma is because people are living in increasingly hygienic environments. [More]
Antimicrobial copper touch surfaces may help fight global threat of antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial copper touch surfaces may help fight global threat of antibiotic resistance

A key presentation at the Infection Control show within the Patient First conference on 22 November will look at a simple engineering solution to help fight the global threat of antibiotic resistance: antimicrobial copper touch surfaces. [More]
WHO and health partners need support from international donors to control spread of cholera in Yemen

WHO and health partners need support from international donors to control spread of cholera in Yemen

The World Health Organization and health partners urgently require support from the international donor community to contain the spread of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera in Yemen. [More]
Scientists discover new receptors for stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori

Scientists discover new receptors for stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori

A research group led by Prof. Markus Gerhard of the Technical University of Munich and Assistant Professor Dr. Bernhard B. Singer of the Institute for Anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Duisburg-Essen at Essen University Medical Centre has discovered a completely new approach to preventing or treating infections with this bacterium as well as secondary complications. [More]
Study identifies causes and outcomes of severe lead poisoning in children

Study identifies causes and outcomes of severe lead poisoning in children

Although national and local policies have reduced the prevalence of lead poisoning in the United States, severe cases still occur. [More]
Women report experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention did not negatively affect sexual experience

Women report experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention did not negatively affect sexual experience

Most women who used an experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention report that the physical act of sex was largely unaffected by using the product, which is inserted monthly for continuous wear. [More]
ETS underscores importance of proper hand drying alongside washing for maintaining optimal hygiene

ETS underscores importance of proper hand drying alongside washing for maintaining optimal hygiene

Global Handwashing Day on 15th October will promote the importance of handwashing with soap for long-term health. [More]
Clinicians, scientists call for bold new strategy to promote and improve health in the UK

Clinicians, scientists call for bold new strategy to promote and improve health in the UK

As the NHS lurches from crisis to crisis, the UK’s approach to health needs radical rethinking to create a healthy and health-creating society. [More]
Dogs role in detecting disease shown to be supported by the public

Dogs role in detecting disease shown to be supported by the public

An overwhelming majority of the public support the use of trained dogs in the detection of human diseases, a poll commissioned by Medical Detection Dogs has found. [More]
UManage Center to help people with chronic illness manage fatigue and impaired sleep

UManage Center to help people with chronic illness manage fatigue and impaired sleep

The College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently was awarded a five-year, $1.23 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to create a new center where scientists will develop technologies to help people with chronic illness manage fatigue and impaired sleep. [More]
University of Warwick to conduct research in Pakistan for better diagnosis, treatment of oral cancer

University of Warwick to conduct research in Pakistan for better diagnosis, treatment of oral cancer

One of the deadliest and most prevalent cancers in the Indo-Pakistan region could be treated more effectively, thanks to a new research project being undertaken at the University of Warwick, in collaboration with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in Pakistan. [More]
Regulating mealtimes during days off can help alleviate jet-lag in long-haul cabin crew

Regulating mealtimes during days off can help alleviate jet-lag in long-haul cabin crew

A study published today in the journal Psychology and Health has found that jet-lag in long-haul cabin crew is alleviated when meal times are regulated on their days off. [More]
Many gay and bisexual men unaware that PrEP medication may reduce HIV risk

Many gay and bisexual men unaware that PrEP medication may reduce HIV risk

Only four in 10 gay and bisexual men in Baltimore without HIV are aware that pre-exposure prophylaxis medication (PrEP) may significantly reduce their risk of contracting the virus, even those who had recently visited a doctor or been tested for a sexually transmitted disease, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. [More]
Ramp-up tones could be effective alerting method to reduce stress on firefighters

Ramp-up tones could be effective alerting method to reduce stress on firefighters

An article published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene that examines long-term health effects suffered by emergency responders indicates that "ramp-up" alert tones can help reduce stress on firefighters. [More]
Antiseptic used for umbilical cord care ineffective in reducing newborn deaths in Africa

Antiseptic used for umbilical cord care ineffective in reducing newborn deaths in Africa

Despite significant reductions in neonatal mortality previously reported in south Asia, applying a chlorhexidine wash to newborns' umbilical cords in sub-Saharan Africa did not reduce deaths, a study led by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health shows. [More]
Red flag symptoms missed in bowel cancer emergency patients, study finds

Red flag symptoms missed in bowel cancer emergency patients, study finds

AROUND one in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed after an emergency presentation have displayed at least one cancer ‘alarm symptom’ in the year leading up to their diagnosis, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Wednesday). [More]

Trafficked people in England face significant barriers to access healthcare services, study finds

Trafficked people in England are often denied healthcare and face significant barriers to access NHS services, reveals new independent research funded by Department of Health Policy Research Programme and carried out by a team led by King's College London, the University of Stirling, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and The University of Central Lancashire. [More]
Genix Healthcare celebrates 10th anniversary of first dental practice

Genix Healthcare celebrates 10th anniversary of first dental practice

Genix Healthcare Ltd celebrated the 10th anniversary of its first dental practice with a special visit by Alec Shelbrooke, the Conservative MP for Elmet and Rothwell. [More]
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