Treatments & Techniques
The use of statins for primary cardiovascular disease prevention in adults over age 75 is clouded in uncertainty. A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that statins may significantly lower mortality risk in older adults. That only underscores the need for a large-scale, prospective, randomized clinical trial, researchers say.
A literature review found palliative care can be delivered effectively through telemedicine.
It is not only the elderly who could benefit from high-dose influenza vaccines, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
The vaccines could also save the lives of considerably younger people, the...
The FDA has approved Trogarzo, a medication for adults with HIV whose infection cannot otherwise be treated effectively.
A group of researchers has identified and described rhythmic, time-regulated human physiological characteristics in a non-controlled setting — a finding with wide-ranging implications for precision medicine.
British Medical Device developer Team Consulting has designed a hemostat spray delivery system that cannot cause air embolisms. Unlike other air sprays that apply a powder to stop bleeding during surgery, the Convesaid device emits no air.
High-intensity treadmill exercise can be safely prescribed for patients with de novo Parkinson’s disease (PD) and may slow progression of some of the disease’s effects, according to a phase 2 clinical trial, the results of which were published in JAMA Neurology.
A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may gain better memory and thinking ability by exercising semiweekly.
Milder than dementia, MCI affects reading...