Acting out dreams while sleeping is the strongest predictor of the second most common form of dementia in the elderly, researchers discovered.
Sophie, a seven-year-old girl was diagnosed with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa after admitting that she cannot eat food no matter how hungry she felt.
A new study suggests that the diagnosis of the onset of Alzheimer's disease could be just a click away. According to a latest finding by scientists from the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland (UQ), the onset of Alzheimer's could be detected using a simple online test. Professor Lizzie Coulson, study coordinator, said that her research team has identified how Alzheimer's disease impairs the cholinergic basal forebrain in undertaking navigational tasks, according to Medical Xpress.
A new study has linked pain while travelling over speed bumps to increased likelihood of acute appendicitis, among patients coming into hospital with abdominal pain. Even though acute appendicitis is one of the most common surgeries conducted, its clinical diagnosis can be difficult, with no specific clinical diagnostic test available for appendicitis. Even though doctors during consultation do ask routinely about pain while travelling over speed bumps, this co-relation had no evidence.
A latest method of minimizing the missed cases developed by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, gives hope to further making the diagnosis more reliable and cutting down the deaths caused by cervical cancer even more.
A new study suggests that women who are diagnosed with advanced breast cancer should not delay treatment, as those who wait even 60 days before beginning treatment face significantly higher risks of dying than women who start the therapy soon after diagnosis. The research has been conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James).
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.