Health

Hospital closure hurts a town's ability to attract retirees

When a rural community loses its hospital, health care becomes harder to come by in an instant. But a hospital closure also shocks a small town's economy. It shuts down one of its largest employers. It scares off heavy industry ...

Medical research

Watching an embryo's neural tube close

In those precious weeks before a woman even realizes she's pregnant, an embryo will have already developed a neural tube, a hollow structure made of cells which will eventually become the brain and spinal cord. Now, with ...

Ophthalmology

Lasting damage after monolateral acute primary angle closure

(HealthDay)—Significantly greater structural and functional damage occurs in eyes with monolateral acute primary angle closure (APAC) compared with fellow eyes, and more than half of fellow eyes develop chronic angle closure ...

Medications

HBOT for diabetic foot: Hint of benefit for wound closure

If people with a diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in addition to conventional treatment, this can promote wound healing. However, the certainty of conclusions of the available study results ...

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