Early tracheostomy no aid for severe stroke outcomes

Early tracheostomy does not significantly improve the rate of survival without severe disability at six months for patients with severe stroke receiving mechanical ventilation, according to a study published online May 4 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pakistan reports first polio case in 15 months

Pakistan's prime minister said Saturday he will chair an emergency meeting of a national task force for polio eradication after authorities detected the country's first case of the debilitating neurodegenerative disease in ...


Dental visits declined among adults from 2019 to 2020

From 2019 to 2020, there was a decline in the percentage of adults with a dental visit in the previous 12 months, according to an April data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National ...


How to prevent recurrent stroke when the cause is unknown

Nearly one-third of patients with a stroke of unknown cause have a heart rhythm disorder that can be treated to prevent another stroke. That's the finding of the NOR-FIB study presented at EHRA 2022, a scientific congress ...


EU ministers seek unity on fourth COVID shot

EU health ministers on Tuesday said they wanted to better coordinate scattered national policies on giving out fourth doses of the COVID vaccine and asked the Brussels executive to come up with a plan next week.

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