Wolbachia mosquitoes are released in Fiji to curb diseases spread by mosquitoes. Wolbachia is a natural and safe bacteria that reduce the ability of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to transmit viruses between people.
Program to improve elderly mobility that involves a regular program of structured physical activity, performed in the clinical setting, may reduce mobility loss in older adults, research at the Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus finds.
Constellation of symptoms that presages the first definitive signs of multiple sclerosis has been identified by a research team. Their finding may enable physicians to diagnose the disease earlier, slowing the damage it causes to the brain and spinal cord.
Traumatic brain injury biomarker - a brain lipid molecule, lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) shows promise to support rapid damage evaluation and predict outcomes. It may be an important prognostic indicator of injury and outcome.
Opioid patients face multiple barriers to treatment, research at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center finds. Opioid agonist therapies (OAT) providers frequently do not accept any insurance and frequently did not treat pregnant women.
Preoperative opioid use among patients having surgery need to be identified by doctors to establish a safe and effective acute pain management plan which may include naloxone rescue strategies at discharge and a rational plan of postoperative opioid prescribing.
Safety planning intervention is associated with a reduction in suicidal behavior and increased treatment engagement among suicidal patients following emergency department discharge and may be a valuable clinical tool in healthcare settings.
Measuring the effects of drugs and treatment combinations on cancer cells has been made possible by a research team at the University of Zurich. Their new approach enables researchers to analyze the initial reaction of cancer cells to PARP inhibitors with great precision.
Link between Alzheimer's disease and herpes virus infection has been identified by a research team at the University of Manchester. The research suggests that herpes treatment with aggressive antiviral drugs may reduce the risk of dementia.
Simplified intervention can improve rates of blood pressure control in safety-net clinics. This successful approach can also benefit many low-income and minority patients who rely on less well-resourced safety-net settings for care.
Siberian plants can be actively used to treat various diseases. Unique medicinal properties of the microorganisms living within the plants (endosymbionts) can pave the way in developing medicinal and antimicrobial drugs.