An organic light-emitting diode sleep mask appears to have potential therapeutic value in diabetic macular oedema (DMO), producing a beneficial effect on retinal thickness with no major safety signal apart from a small impairment in daytime alertness and a moderate impact on wellbeing, a study has shown.
The first Mega Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DATRC) recently opened in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija. The project was headed by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Inter-agency Task Force for the Support and Establishment of DATRCs in collaboration with Mr Huang Rulun, Chairman of the Board of Century Golden Resources Group. The completed phase 1 can admit up to 500 drug dependents for proper treatment and rehabilitation.
Returning to work after a stroke event is possible, although not all patients may be able to do so, a new study reports. Taking a sick leave prior to the stroke and a severe disability at discharge are both risk factors for not returning to work.
Low haemoglobin increases the likelihood of mortality, cardiovascular events and major bleeds, according to a prospective, cohort study involving a large stable coronary artery disease (CAD) population.
A new formulation of a low phenylalanine (Phe) diet, which contains increased concentrations of large neutral amino acids (LNAA), may be used for the life-long treatment of phenylketonuria (PKU), a recent study suggests.
Antibody in lymphocyte supernatant assay for TB unaffected by HIV status, smear status, CD4+ T-cell count
The antibody in lymphocyte supernatant assay is a viable immunologic biomarker for detecting tuberculosis, a new study reports. Additionally, responses of the patients to such antibody were independent of HIV status or bacillary burden.
There are generally small and inconsistent associations between fecundability and dairy intake, according to the results of two preconception cohort studies.
The risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be fourfold higher among patients with infectious enteritis than among those without the infection, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis. Additionally, the risk is particularly greater for women with severe enteritis, individuals with psychological distress and antibiotic users during enteritis.
The Department of Health (DOH) commemorated World AIDS Day in December with the theme “Promoting Unity to Stop HIV in the Philippines.” In 2016, the DOH estimates a total of 7,756 HIV cases or 26 new HIV infections being reported daily. In addition, there are 16,637 people living with HIV who are on anti-retroviral treatment. Majority of HIV cases belong to the 25 to 34 years old age group.
Office workers who have sedentary lifestyles may show lower values of pulsatile blood flow values and longer neck/shoulder pain duration, a new study reports. Additionally, ischaemia shoulder pain is associated with faulty microcirculation in the neck/shoulder region.