Progesterone Fights Flu Damage

Progesterone Fights Flu Damage

Respiratory November 4, 2016 at 3:05 PM 0 comments

PROGESTERONE appears to lessen the symptoms of influenza infection and facilitate the speedier recovery of the lungs, according to results of a recent study. The researchers revealed prior to the study that the results were unexpected; the lead investigator, Prof Sabra L. Klein, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and Biochemistry andRead More

Gut Microbes in Newborns Associated with Allergies and Asthma

Gut Microbes in Newborns Associated with Allergies and Asthma

Respiratory November 4, 2016 at 3:03 PM 0 comments

STUDYING MICROBES in the gut of newborns offers insight into their risk of allergies and asthma later in childhood, according to the findings of recent research. The study’s co-senior author Dr Christine Cole Johnson, Chair of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA, elucidated: “We have been workingRead More

Phone Use Before Bedtime Linked to Poorer Sleep for Children

Neurology November 4, 2016 at 8:35 AM 0 comments

SCHOOL-AGE children with access to a media device close to their bedtime have been linked to having poorer sleep quality, inadequate sleep quantity, and excessive daytime sleepiness. These are the findings of a new study led by Dr Ben Carter at the King’s College of London, London, UK. In aRead More

Real-Time Video Used in New Therapy for Athletes with Laryngeal Dysfunction

Respiratory November 3, 2016 at 4:00 PM 0 comments

STUDENT athletes monitored real-time images of their throat during strenuous exercise as part of a new therapeutic approach to exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO). Prof Tod Olin and his team at the National Jewish Health hospital in Colorado, USA, designed the non-surgical method which involves EILO patients wearing a helmet withRead More

Small Rise in Obesity Rates Among Children in England

Diabetes November 3, 2016 at 3:00 PM 0 comments

OBESITY RATES among children in England have risen slightly over the past year, figures released today by NHS Digital show. In 2015–2016, the prevalence of obesity measured in children aged 10–11 years old was 19.8% (confidence interval [CI]: 19.7–19.9%). This is a small increase from the rate of 19.1% (CI:Read More

Surprisingly Large Number of Women with PTSD Symptoms After Pregnancy Loss Found

Reproductive Health November 3, 2016 at 2:45 PM 0 comments

THE PREVALENCE of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in women who have experienced an early pregnancy loss has surprised scientists and prompted suggestions for the need of routine screening of the disorder after miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. In the new study, Dr Jessica Farren from the Imperial College of LondonRead More

Prosthetic Implant Can Help Blind Patients See Again

Innovations November 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM 0 comments

A NEW study has shown how patients with long-term blindness could respond to visual stimuli with the use of a retinal prosthetic implant after years of sight deprivation. The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, a commercially available prosthetic, was surgically implanted into seven blind patients affected by retinitis pigmentosa, aRead More

‘Weekend Effect’ Absent in England’s Major Trauma Centres

Uncategorized November 3, 2016 at 8:30 AM 0 comments

RESEARCHERS find no ‘weekend effect’ in the care given to patients admitted to major trauma centres (MTCs) across England. The ‘weekend effect’ is a controversial finding from previous research that has shown worse outcomes, including increased mortality, for patients admitted to various care settings at the weekend compared to those onRead More

Altered States of Arousal Make People More Confident

Neurology November 2, 2016 at 1:39 PM 0 comments

RESEARCHERS have found that when individuals are unknowingly shown a visual cue that induces an aroused state they make more confident choices when tested for perceptual precision. The research team from University College London (UCL), London, UK explored how unexpected states of physiological arousal could influence the confidence individuals feelRead More

Patients No More Active After Hip Replacement

Rheumatology November 2, 2016 at 1:37 PM 0 comments

A TEAM of researchers have found no increase in the levels of physical activity in patients after receiving a unilateral total hip replacement. Mr Thomas Whithers, a PhD candidate at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, and his team analysed 17 studies, including 1,030 patients. They collected data onRead More