Medications

For deprescribing medications, what the doctor says is key

When an older patient no longer needs a medication or requires less dosage, doctors may consider "deprescribing" the medicine. Deprescribing enables clinicians to stop or reduce medications that are no longer beneficial or ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Changes in the eye may offer early warning for Alzheimer's disease

Some say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but new findings from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute suggest they may offer insight into the mind as well. Their new proof-of-principle study shows how ...

Medical research

The dark side of antibiotics and what we can do about it

As early as the 13th century, scholars proposed that diseases were caused by 'invisible entities' unseen to the naked eye. However, it was not until the 1670s when Antonie van Leeuwenhoek made his microscope did the theory ...

Pediatrics

Neonatal antibiotic use associated with reduced growth in boys

Exposure to antibiotics in the first days of life is thought to affect physiological aspects of neonatal development. A new study, led by Bar-Ilan University's Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, reveals that antibiotic treatment ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotics for C-sections effective after umbilical cord clamped

Antibiotics for cesarean section births are just as effective when they're given after the umbilical cord is clamped as before clamping—the current practice—and could benefit newborns' developing microbiomes, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AI now sees and hears COVID in your lungs

For Dr. Mary-Anne Hartley, a medical doctor and researcher in EPFL's intelligent Global Health group (iGH), 2020 has been relentless. "It's not a relaxing time to study infectious diseases," she explained.

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