People with type 2 diabetes could improve their health by using a new web-based self-management tool, according to new research. The results, published in BMJ Open, and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), come from the first UK-based trial of its kind and show that patients using the HeLP-Diabetes programme have better diabetes control after 12 […]
One of the most common waterborne diseases worldwide is cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease affecting the small intestine and possibly our airways. It is a common cause of diarrhoea in HIV-positive patients, who are known to have lower immunity. Now Kazeem Oare Okosun from Vaal University of Technology in South Africa and colleagues from Pakistan and […]
A new study found targeted probiotics — strains of beneficial bacteria — can reduce sepsis and other potentially life-threatening conditions in newborns, per The Atlantic. The study: In the largest trial of its kind, 4,557 Indian newborns were treated for just one week with a specially-developed “synbiotic,” a probiotic strain boosted with a sugar, designed to take […]
In a warehouse district here, a few young engineers fueled by ramen and energy bars are inventing the future of mind reading. Paradromics has big ambitions: It wants to squeeze a device the size of a mobile phone into a chip small enough to insert into a human brain, where it would “read” nerve signals and […]
Scientists genetically altered skin cells causing them to revert to stem cells They are then grown into neuron structures around 2mm (0.08 inches) across These will help scientists to see how dementia takes hold and spreads They can then test treatment methods for dementia and develop new drugs It may also allow the team to […]
Researchers in the US have reported what they believe is a first-of-its-kind reversal of brain damage, after treating a drowned and resuscitated toddler with a combination of oxygen therapies. The little girl, whose heart didn’t beat on her own for 2 hours after drowning, showed deep grey matter injury and cerebral atrophy with grey and white matter […]
Machines are increasingly becoming more capable of diagnosing medical conditions. In the future, this could significantly reduce the pressure on doctors to deliver results to patients quickly.
According to the MOU, the two parties created a strategic partnership with the aim of achieving a shared objective and common goal, which is to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. PHOTO: Medscape As part of efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, Africa’s leading digital Television (TV) operator StarTimes and Joint United Nations […]