Vaccination

How to improve the pneumococcus vaccine

Vaccines that protect people from infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae, which kills up to 1 million children ever year worldwide, train the immune system to recognize the pathogen's thick sugar capsule. Pneumococcus capsules ...

Radiology & Imaging

MRI findings predict shoulder stiffness for rotator cuff tears

Two MRI findings—joint capsule edema and thickness at the axillary recess, specifically—proved useful in predicting stiff shoulder in patients with rotator cuff tears, according to an ahead-of-print article in the May ...

Medications

Monthly birth control pill could replace daily doses

Oral contraceptives are one of the most popular forms of birth control: In the United States, about 12 percent of women between 15 and 49 use them. However, their effectiveness depends on being taken every day, and it is ...

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Capsule

The word capsule, or encapsulation, may refer to:

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