Healthcare workers in poor nations often do not have enough protective gear to keep them safe from being infected with blood-borne viruses such as Ebola and HIV, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in Tropical Medicine & International Health.
Early administration of high-dose erythropoietin is associated with a reduced risk of brain injury on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in premature infants, according to research published in the Aug. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Training with a video game balance board results in changes shown in brain magnetic resonance imaging as well as clinical improvement in balance in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to research published online Aug. 26 in Radiology.
CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, visited Liberia to assess ongoing efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak and reported that the current prevention and treatment response has unable to stop the virus from spreading.
When patients seek medical attention for symptoms such as headaches or seizures that could be caused by a range of underlying conditions, the process of arriving at an accurate diagnosis can be quite challenging for health care professionals. One recent study has shown that making the wrong diagnosis in these situations can cause considerable harm.
As the fall sports season starts and young players face the risk of concussions, the US Food and Drug Administration warns that dietary supplements that claim to prevent, treat, or cure concussions are untested, unproven, and possibly dangerous.
Although mental illness is widely perceived as a detriment to one’s quality of life, recent findings claim schizophrenia does not necessarily forego happiness.