THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 — Methotrexate is well tolerated and effective for psoriasis in a Chinese population and is more effective for those without psoriatic arthritis, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in JAMA Dermatology. Kexiang Yan, M.D., Ph.D., from Fudan University in Shanghai, and colleagues conducted a prospective intervention study involving 235
Many South Asian immigrants from countries where tuberculosis (TB) is common do not get tested even though they are at high risk for developing the disease, according to a recent study by Rutgers University and St. Peter’s University Hospital. Tuberculosis, which mainly affects the lungs, kills more people worldwide—about 1.6 million—than any other single infectious
(HealthDay)—Heart surgery patients may fare better if they have their own blood “recycled” and given back to them during the procedure, a preliminary study suggests. The study focused on so-called “intraoperative autologous” blood donation—where patients have some blood removed at the start of surgery for their own use. The goal is to avoid transfusions of
New strides are being made toward the ex vivo growth of human lungs. In a new article published in Tissue Engineering, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, researchers report the development of a high-throughput, automated, multichannel lung bioreactor that allows parallel culture of up to five human cell-populated isolated rat lung scaffolds.
Paradoxically, as overall firearm ownership decreased in U.S. households with young children from 1976 to 2016, the proportion of these families who owned handguns increased. This shift in firearm preferences over decades from mostly rifles to mostly handguns coincided with increasing firearm-mortality rates in young children, researchers report Jan. 28, 2019, in Pediatrics. “Almost 5
When asthma symptoms improve, there’s reason for celebration by both allergist and patient. But once symptoms are better, how do health care practitioners go about stepping down asthma medication to make sure a patient’s needs are still met? The Asthma Controller Step Down Yardstick, a new guideline from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and
Ah, February. The month of Valentine’s Day, the holiday of love. But don’t get too swept up in all the hearts and flowers. “Venus, the planet dedicated to romance, shines in careful Capricorn from Feb. 3 on, making this a time to make careful choices in your love life. If your relationship is rock-solid, you
You know what’s great any time of the year? Sticky, messy, addicting chicken wings. And you don’t even need to head to the nearest Wing Stop to get a finger-licking good batch of juicy wings, either. Whether you’re a dry rub or a glaze fan, making chicken wings from home is simpler than you think.
Cherries eaten or drunk water = stomach ache. So it is game in a well-known children. Many of these food myths are not. According to experts, it is worthwhile to reconsider the combination and the order of the food intake. Abdominal pain, flatulence, impaired absorption of nutrients: There are many tips on what should better
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 — Two patients diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis and upper-extremity neuropathy who were treated with peripheral nerve transfer continue to demonstrate functional recovery at two years, according to a case series recently published in Pediatric Neurology. Eliana B. Saltzman, M.D., of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and
When a Serving is sufficient, and when too large, especially hungry people can appreciate bad. British researchers have now developed a model that makes it possible for everyone, portion sizes. All you need are two hands. If you’re hungry, does not respect necessarily the size of his Portion. British researchers are convinced that this behavior
MONDAY, Jan 14, 2019 — The holidays, winter weather, and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns. The organization said today it had about 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than needed during Christmas and New Year’s. People nationwide, especially those with type O blood, are urged to
Schizophrenia, a condition characterized by a confused perception of reality, delusions, and altered behavior, affects more than 21 million people globally. In a new study, specialists from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and the Sheppard Pratt Health System in Townson, MD, found evidence that links schizophrenia with the Epstein-Barr virus. This is a herpes
Baby Scarlet was treated for a bacterial infection shortly after birth, but lost some of her hearing in the process. (Fox 5 Atlanta) The sweet moment a Georgia baby heard clearly for the very first time was caught and shared on Facebook by the 11-month-old girl’s ecstatic family. Scarlet Benjamin, who was born three months
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 — Families of nursing home residents are more likely to be satisfied with facilities that have higher staffing levels and are nonprofits, a new study finds. “The findings show that facility-level factors associated with higher family satisfaction are rather similar to the ones we already know predict resident satisfaction as well,”
On chilly winter nights, I often find myself craving rich stews and creamy casseroles, and I’m guessing many of you feel the same. The thing is I rarely have time to actually make these kinds of dinners, which are far more involved than the throw-it-together pastas, salads and grain bowls I crave during warmer months. The
Monash University engineers have unlocked the door to earlier detection of cancer with a world-first study identifying a potential new testing method that could save millions of lives. Researchers found that a sensor using new, more sensitive materials to look for key markers of disease in the body increased detection by up to 10,000 times.
New year, same immature behavior on Instagram. Dozens of commenters rang in 2019 with some good, old-fashioned (and wildly inappropriate) mom shaming after actress Hilary Duff posted a photo of herself eating while breastfeeding her two-month-old daughter, Banks. Were they angry that Duff could drop pieces of crispy Brussels sprout leaves on her baby girl?
Medicare’s randomized trial of a new bundled payment model for hip and knee replacement surgeries led to $812 in savings per procedure, or a 3.1% reduction in costs, when compared with traditional means of paying for care, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. The study
(HealthDay)—The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) has updated its guidance on the management of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia as well as chronic hypertension in pregnant women; the two practice bulletins were published in the January issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Jimmy Espinoza, M.D., and colleagues from ACOG discuss the diagnosis and management of