Medical economics

Smartphone device for making health care portable and affordable

Health care resources in low- and middle-income countries are often concentrated in urban areas, which puts medical treatment out of reach for millions of impoverished individuals who live in distant towns and villages.

Neuroscience

How to navigate epilepsy care

Despite the development of several new anti-seizure medications or anti-epileptic drugs over the past couple of decades, approximately 30 to 40% of epilepsy patients remain refractory—or resistant to medical treatment. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is sepsis and how can it be treated?

Sepsis, colloquially known as blood poisoning, occurs as a result of an infection, usually from bacteria. Bacteria can enter the blood stream via an open wound, from another part of the body after a surgical procedure, or ...

Neuroscience

Management of MS in pregnancy reviewed in U.K. guideline

(HealthDay)—It is important to discuss family planning and pregnancy proactively in women of childbearing age who have multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a review published online Jan. 5 in Practical Neurology.

Medications

Coverage policies compared for back pain medications

(HealthDay)—There are opportunities for recalibrating the role of opioids in pain care, including expanding access to opioid alternatives through coverage and reimbursement policies, according to a study published online ...

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