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Cellphone-based Microscope Leads to Possible Strategy for Treating River Blindness

River blindness, or onchocerciasis, is a disease caused by a parasitic worm found primarily in Africa. The worm (Onchocerca volvulus)is transmitted to humans as...
obesity

New Tool to Tackle Childhood Obesity

It is hoped the free menu planning tool for early childhood education and care providers will help to address current statistics that show, one...
Genomic surveillance

Study Shows Routine Genomic Surveillance of MRSA Can Detect Unsuspected Outbreaks

Genomic surveillance has revealed the first complete picture of MRSA spread across the east of England. Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and...
Dengue fever

Scientists Take the Temperature of Dengue Fever Risk

When disease-bearing mosquitoes expand into new habitats, public health officials should test the ability of new arrivals to transmit viruses at a variety of...
type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Successfully Managed Online

Based on the results from this trial, we can be confident in the value of online programmes to help people manage chronic conditions effectively. Michael...
Pneumonia

Pneumonia from a Diseased Guinea Pig

The New England Journal of Medicine has published the article on three Dutch patients who incurred a serious respiratory infection following contact with diseased...
depression

Drugs Found to Be More Effective Against Depression than Electric Current

A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine questions the efficacy of treatments for depression based on stimulating brain areas with...
Lyme disease

Ancient History of Lyme Disease in North America Revealed with Bacterial...

A team of researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that the Lyme disease bacterium is ancient in North America,...
stroke

Horse Riding and Rhythm-and-Music Helping Stroke Recovery

Researchers studied 123 Swedish men and women aged 50-75 who had suffered strokes between 10 months and 5 years earlier. Trial participants were randomly...
breast cancer

Mammograms: Are We Overdiagnosing Small Tumors?

An analysis of breast cancer data revealed that many small breast cancers have an excellent prognosis because they are inherently slow growing, according to...
chronic inflammatory diseases

A Milestone in the Diagnosis of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the most common chronic inflammatory bowel diseases – around 400,000 people in Germany suffer from recurring inflammation of...
Rupert’s dropsvideo

Research Solves Centuries-old Riddle of Prince Rupert’s Drops

Small glass structures resembling tadpoles that can withstand the blows of a hammer and yet burst into powdery dust by simply snipping their threadlike...
drug therapy

Clinical Trial Discovers New Way to Prevent Children with Arthritis and...

Over 5,000 children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in the UK are likely to develop uveitis, a condition that causes inflammation in the middle...
hypertriglyceridemia

UCLA Researchers Discover a New Cause of High Plasma Triglycerides

People with hypertriglyceridemia often are told to change their diet and lose weight. But a high-fat diet isn’t necessarily the cause for everyone with...
eczemavideo

FDA Approves New Eczema Drug Tested at URMC

People who suffer from eczema have new hope for relief with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a “game changing” medication tested...
climate warming

Microalgae Could Play Key Role in Relieving Climate Warming

Think better living through marine microalgae, as it may become crucial to mitigate atmospheric greenhouse gases, reduce carbon dioxide emissions from commercial agriculture and...
Depression

Getting Rid of Depression by Changing How You Think

A thought is a thought. It does not reflect reality. New research shows that learning how to ruminate less on thoughts and feelings has...
nuclear robots

Next Generation of Nuclear Robots Will Go Where None Have Gone...

The cost of cleaning up the UK’s existing nuclear facilities has been estimated to be between £95 billion and £219 billion over the next...
bowel cancer

Bowel Scope Cuts Cancer Risk for at Least 17 Years

Researchers based at Imperial College London found that the test - which examines the lower part of the large bowel - prevented more than...
diagnostic intensity

Measuring “Diagnostic Intensity”

In some areas of the U.S., medical providers consistently order more tests and treatments for patients than providers do elsewhere — a fact that...