New research from psychologists and health professionals in Swansea has found that the types of life values that patients hold affect their attendance at medical treatment for pelvic-floor dysfunction, a condition affecting over 25 percent of all women in the UK.
Cornell University engineers have demonstrated a method for gathering blood pressure, heart rate and breath rate using a cheap and covert system of radio-frequency signals and microchip 'tags,' similar to the anti-theft tags department stores place on clothing and electronics.
Some complications are more common when total knee replacement surgery is done as an outpatient or same-day procedure, reports a study in the Dec. 6, 2017, issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
No matter a patient's smoking history, when a targetable genetic alteration is present, matching the alteration with the appropriate targeted therapy is associated with a survival benefit of 1.5 years.
New research by academics at the University of East Anglia suggests that NHS Trusts in England could save more than £200 million a year by managing staff well. The report, published today by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, found Trusts that made the most extensive use of good people management practices were over three times more likely to have the lowest levels of staff sickness absence and at least four times more likely to have the most satisfied patients.
Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients was better than text-based learning at priming real doctors to quickly recognize the patients who needed higher levels of care, according to a new trial. The game tackles the annual problem of 30,000 preventable deaths occurring after injury, in part because severely injured patients aren't promptly transferred to trauma centers.
Survivors of a terror attack have an increased risk of frequent migraine and tension headaches after the attack, according to a study published in the Dec. 13, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Micro-grippers may be able to navigate unstructured environments and could help reduce risk during surgeries, according to a study published Dec. 13, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Federico Ongaro from the University of Twente, The Netherlands and colleagues.
A new law took effect in California last year allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control, but few of the state's pharmacies are actually offering this service, according to new UC Berkeley research.
Risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease or eye and renal damage following type 2 diabetes are much more common among patients who are diagnosed before the age of 45 than in elderly newly-diagnosed patients. According to researchers behind a study from Aarhus University, this is a situation that the healthcare sector should take seriously and adapt to.