New research suggests that an electroencephalogram could be a strong indicator of the level of awareness of patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain injury.
Women who begin menopause before age 46 or after 55 have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study of more than 124,000 women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative, a large national trial aimed at preventing disease in postmenopausal women. The study, led by Kaiser Permanente researcher Erin LeBlanc, M.D., M.P.H., was published today in the journal Menopause, the official journal of the North American Menopause Society.
Among patients with melanoma, those who received both ipilimumab (Yervoy) and local peripheral treatments such as radiotherapy or electrochemotherapy had significantly prolonged overall survival compared with those who received only ipilimumab, according to a retrospective clinical study.
Using data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a new study has found that women with reproductive-period durations of less than 30 years had a 37 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes compared with women whose reproductive durations were somewhere in the middle (36 to 40 years).
A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications examines the factors that affect bird-window collision rates at homes and shows that yards that are more attractive to birds are also the sites of more collisions.