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International education goes beyond learning new techniques

Education continues to evolve. New ideas on how adults comprehend information combined with innovative technology has led to a greater understanding of the complexity and individuality of learning, which has had a significant effect on the education of ort ...

Consider these questions about mergers before you jump

The shift toward hospital or health system ownership of physician group practice has been on a steady pace of growth for several decades. From July 2012 to July 2016, the number of physician practices employed by hospitals increased an astounding 100% acco ...

A 56-year-old woman with shoulder instability

A 56-year-old right-hand-dominant woman sustained two dislocations to her right shoulder, the first of which occurred about 18 days prior to presentation when she slipped and fell onto her bent arm. The fall resulted in an anterior shoulder dislocation tha ...

Shigella shows high resistance to azithromycin, ciprofloxacin

More than half of tested Shigella isolates obtained from men who have sex with men, or MSM, in an Australian state demonstrated resistance to azithromycin, and almost one-fifth were resistant to ciprofloxacin, according to findings published in Clinical In ...

1 in 5 NYC teens have undiagnosed asthma

Approximately 20% of teenagers in New York City have asthma symptoms but have not received a diagnosis, according to research published in The Journal of Urban Health. Researchers wrote that neighborhood-level variables and demographic characteristics, inc ...

Omalizumab linked to improved disease activity in SLE

Omalizumab is well tolerated and associated with improved disease activity in patients with systematic lupus erythematosus, according to data published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. “Omalizumab is approved by the [FDA] for the treatment of asthma and ch ...

Phys Ed: How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp

Irisin, a hormone that is released during exercise, may improve brain health and lessen the damage that occurs during Alzheimer’s disease. ...

WHO launches awareness campaign on social inclusion for people with mental disabilities in Turkey

People with mental disabilities can face high levels of discrimination in society if the stigma that surrounds mental illness is not addressed and challenged. WHO is committed to ensuring that such people are socially included. ...

Poorer school results for kids with phones

Children who own a mobile phone by the age of nine perform less well in school tests by the age of 13, new Irish research has found. According to researchers from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), children are ‘increasingly getting access ...

Too little sleep linked to arteries risk

People who sleep for less than six hours a night may have an increased risk of developing hardening of the arteries compared to those who sleep for seven or eight hours per night, the results of a new study indicate. Previous research has found that a lack ...

Be vigilant about meningitis- HSE

The HSE is reminding people to be vigilant about meningitis, following a recent ‘noted increase' in cases of meningococcal disease. Eleven cases of meningococcal disease were notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in the last wee ...

Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved

It's hoped perfusion machines that "warm livers" will increase the number of viable donated organs. ...

Clean air: Do low emission schemes improve children’s lungs?

Children in London and Luton are taking part in a study to measure how their lungs are affected by air pollution. ...

Low-energy FLACS induces prostaglandin increase

Low-energy femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery induced significantly higher levels of prostaglandin E2 during surgery than conventional phacoemulsification, according to a study. Furthermore, in eyes pretreated with NSAIDs before FLACS, prostagland ...

Low-energy FLACS induces prostaglandin increase

Low-energy femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery induced significantly higher levels of prostaglandin E2 during surgery than conventional phacoemulsification, according to a study. Furthermore, in eyes pretreated with NSAIDs before FLACS, prostagland ...

RA risk increased up to fivefold among patients with high CCP levels

Among patients who are cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody positive, the risk for rheumatoid arthritis significantly increases as the level of antibodies rise, according to data published in Arthritis Care & Research. “Previous studies have demonstra ...

FDA approves Tdap vaccine Adacel for repeat vaccination

The FDA has approved the expanded use of Adacel for repeat vaccination to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, Sanofi Pasteur announced. Adacel is the only Tdap vaccine to be approved in the United States for repeat vaccination in patien ...

Almost 16% of pediatric transplant recipients hospitalized with vaccine-preventable diseases

Children receiving solid organ transplants — especially lung, heart, intestine and multivisceral transplants — are hospitalized with vaccine-preventable infections in the first 5 years after surgery at a rate that is 87 times higher than that of the genera ...

Government shutdown halts research on invasive new tick

A veterinary pathologist who first identified the Asian longhorned tick in Virginia said research on the tick has been halted because of the government shutdown. Kevin Lahmers, DVM, PhD, clinical associate professor at the Virginia-Maryland College of Vete ...

Greater impairments seen in adolescents with sports-related concussions vs. extreme fractures

Temporary impairments in health-related quality of life correlated with sports-related concussions in adolescents compared with sports-related extreme fractures; however, impairments resolved in patients who were followed until physician-documented clinica ...