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Chronic kidney disease patients have high out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures, study finds

Chronic kidney disease patients have high out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures, study finds

Patients who have chronic kidney disease but are not on dialysis have higher out-of-pocket healthcare expenses than even stroke and cancer patients, according to a study by researchers at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine. [More]
New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

Over 93 percent of heart attack patients are receiving stents within the guideline-recommended threshold of 90 minutes after arriving at the hospital, with the median time to stenting only 59 minutes, according to a broad report on trends in heart disease care from the American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
New review discusses about care for pediatric liver transplant recipients

New review discusses about care for pediatric liver transplant recipients

A new review discusses important consideration when caring for children who have received liver transplants. [More]
Study shows how molecules of different solvents affect the skin

Study shows how molecules of different solvents affect the skin

In the study, the researchers have examined how molecules added to the skin through various liquids and creams affect the skin, and how the same molecules are affected by being inside the skin. [More]
More people with mental illness, substance use disorders have insurance coverage, research suggests

More people with mental illness, substance use disorders have insurance coverage, research suggests

Significantly more people with mental illness and substance use disorders had insurance coverage in 2014 due to the expansion of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, but many barriers to treatment remain, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. [More]
Calorie restriction helps rhesus monkeys lead longer and healthier lives, report shows

Calorie restriction helps rhesus monkeys lead longer and healthier lives, report shows

Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier lives. [More]

DGIST researchers discover mechanisms of inflammation-induced aging in animals

DGIST's research team has experimentally proved the hypothesis that the accumulated chronic inflammation results in the aging of animals. [More]

Antimicrobial sutures can reduce risk of SSIs and provide cost savings

New analyses of the published clinical studies indicate that antimicrobial sutures are effective for preventing surgical site infections, and they can result in significant cost savings. [More]
Diminishing levels of GABA may play role in age-related cognitive decline

Diminishing levels of GABA may play role in age-related cognitive decline

Diminishing levels of GABA, the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, may play a role in cognitive decline as we age, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. [More]
Alpine HC completes interior fit-out for Vida Grange dementia care home

Alpine HC completes interior fit-out for Vida Grange dementia care home

Last month, Vida Grange- a specialist dementia care home operated by Vida Healthcare - opened its doors to its first residents. [More]
Oral vitamin spray or topical magnesium spray can help beat the blues, says TV chef Tonia Buxton

Oral vitamin spray or topical magnesium spray can help beat the blues, says TV chef Tonia Buxton

Boost your mood and energy levels this Blue Monday (16 January) by spraying your way to good health, says TV chef Tonia Buxton. [More]
New study reports link between truck driver’s poor health and crash risk

New study reports link between truck driver’s poor health and crash risk

As commuters shimmy past large, lumbering trucks on the road, they may glance over and wonder, "How safe is that driver next to me?" If the truck driver is in poor health, the answer could be: Not very. [More]
UVC machines can cut transmission of four drug-resistant superbugs by 30%, study finds

UVC machines can cut transmission of four drug-resistant superbugs by 30%, study finds

A new tool -- a type of ultraviolet light called UVC -- could aid hospitals in the ongoing battle to keep drug-resistant bacteria from lingering in patient rooms and causing new infections. [More]
Researchers find absence of smoking related imagery from only one James Bond movie to date

Researchers find absence of smoking related imagery from only one James Bond movie to date

Smoking related imagery is conspicuous by its absence from only one Bond movie since 007 first graced cinema screens in 1962, finds an analysis in Tobacco Control. [More]
Access to health insurance can increase social cohesion in communities, study shows

Access to health insurance can increase social cohesion in communities, study shows

A new study shows that access to health insurance can help hold a community together socially, and lack of it can contribute to the fraying of neighborhood cohesion. [More]
Drug-resistant deadly bacteria more widespread than previously thought, study finds

Drug-resistant deadly bacteria more widespread than previously thought, study finds

A family of highly drug-resistant and potentially deadly bacteria may be spreading more widely--and more stealthily -- than previously thought, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. [More]
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator improves survival rate in older patients, study finds

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator improves survival rate in older patients, study finds

Of patients over age 65 who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) after surviving sudden cardiac arrest or a near-fatal arrhythmia, almost 80 percent survived two years--a higher rate than found in past trials performed to demonstrate the efficacy of the devices in this situation, according to a study today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Nasal breathing may help get better night's sleep

Nasal breathing may help get better night's sleep

The Secret to Sleep could be right under your nose. Many of us are unaware of how we breathe at night - which can lead to a raft of sleep problems. According to The Sleep Ambassador, Nancy H. Rothstein, your nose may help you wake up to a better night's sleep. [More]
Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Vaccines are an important part of routine healthcare for adults, seniors and women who are pregnant. [More]
Getinge Group add their name to the list of exhibitors at Arab Health

Getinge Group add their name to the list of exhibitors at Arab Health

Getinge Group, a leading global provider of innovative medical technology, announce today its continuous commitment to Arab Health, the largest healthcare exhibition and educational platform in the Middle East & Africa. [More]
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