Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK schools to reopen, backed by frequent virus testing

British students, backed by a robust coronavirus testing program, are gearing up to return to school Monday after a two-month closure, in what Prime Minister Boris Johnson says is a plan to get the country "moving closer ...

Medical research

Studying the human brain in mice

The human brain is a tricky study subject. Brain scans are still limited in resolution and the knowledge they can provide, and in vitro approaches are not yet able to fully replicate the important micro-environment of brain ...

Inflammatory disorders

Comorbidity factors identified for exacerbation-prone asthma

(HealthDay)—Factors that are associated with exacerbation-prone asthma (EPA) have been identified, with blood eosinophils, body mass index, and bronchodilator responsiveness associated with exacerbation frequency, according ...

Health

About half of older ICU survivors have functional recovery

(HealthDay)—About half of older intensive care unit (ICU) survivors have functional recovery within six months, with higher body mass index and functional self-efficacy associated with recovery, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Critically ill patients at long-term risk for bone fracture

One year after being hospitalized in intensive care, patients have reduced bone mass that puts them at greater risk for fractures, according to a new study published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Respiratory ...

Diabetes

Sleep-disordered breathing in REM linked to insulin resistance

(HealthDay)—The correlation between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and glucose metabolism varies for rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-REM sleep, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of the American ...

Health

New media helps emergency physicians continue care beyond the ER

Yale researchers find a critical mass of patients who see emergency physicians use new media, including cell phones, smart phones, and other devices. Their study confirms that emergency providers can use new media to continue ...

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