Immunology

New study suggests rethink of dementia causes

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new theory for the causes of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, involving an out-of-control immune system.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Does insulin resistance cause fibromyalgia?

Researchers led by a team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were able to dramatically reduce the pain of fibromyalgia patients with medication that targeted insulin resistance.

Diabetes

Messaging, phone encounters up primary care visits in diabetes

(HealthDay)—For patients with diabetes in the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) health care delivery system, electronic messaging and telephone encounters increase primary care office visits, according to a study published ...

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Health care system

Health care systems are designed to meet the health care needs of target populations. There are a wide variety of health care systems around the world. In some countries, the health care system has evolved and has not been planned, whereas in others a concerted effort has been made by governments, trade unions, charities, religious, or other co-ordinated bodies to deliver planned health care services targeted to the populations they serve. However, health care planning has often been evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

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