Sleep duration tied with quality of life in CKD

Both too little and too much sleep is associated with low health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for patients with pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD),...

Early HIV treatment key to avoiding brain atrophy

Scientists have known for some time that HIV-infection causes reduced volume and cortical thickness in some regions of the brain, but it was unclear when these...

Previous stroke tied to higher risks in aortic valve replacement

For patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), previous stroke is a risk factor for recurrent ischemic stroke and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE),...

Mid-life anxiety may be linked to later life dementia

People with moderate to severe mid-life anxiety may face a greater risk of dementia in later life, suggests an analysis of the available published evidence led...

Mental, not physical, fatigue affects seniors’ walking ability

New research about the relationship between walking ability and self-reported mood was presented at this week’s American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental...

Hospitals often missing dementia despite prior diagnosis

Hospitals in the UK are increasingly likely to recognise that a patient has dementia after they've been admitted for a different reason, finds a...

Africa’s first robotic neurosurgery visualisation technology now operational

Africa’s first ZEISS KINEVO 900, a highly advanced robotic visualisation system used to guide the most intricate neurosurgeries is now operational at, Netcare Garden City Hospital...

Detecting Alzheimer’s disease before it’s too late

The rate at which the protein beta-amyloid accumulates into the sticky plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is already slowing by the time a...

Skin cancers, reduced Alzheimer’s risk link confirmed

Previous studies have demonstrated a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in individuals with various cancers, including non-melanoma skin cancers (including squamous cell cancers...

Patients prefer docs who engage in face-to-face visits

Patients prefer physicians who engage in face-to-face (F2F) clinic visits, rather than those using an examination room computer (ERC), according to a research letter published online...

Neuromodulation therapy gives relief from hand tremor

People with tremors in their hands from a condition called essential tremor may find some relief from a new, non-invasive type of nerve stimulation, according to...

Chronic pain development highly dependent on pain history

The development of and recovery from chronic pain was found to be highly dependent on a patient's previous history of pain in a study...

Medical graduates fail competency test

Registrar of the Health Professions Councils of Namibia (HPCNA), Cornelius Weyulu, this week confirmed that of the 99 graduates who underwent the evaluation in...

No evidence found that anaesthesia in young children lowers intelligence

A Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence that children given anaesthesia before their third birthdays have lower IQs than those who did not have it. A more complex picture emerges...

Simple one-page tool improves patient satisfaction with doctor visit

A simple, one-page form given to patients ahead of their doctor visit can significantly improve satisfaction with the care they receive, according to a study by...

Epilepsy linked to increased death from accidents, suicide

People with epilepsy are twice as likely to die by suicide and three times more likely to die accidentally compared with the general population,...

Late menopause may protect memory

Entering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to memory years later, according to a study published in the online issue...

Review sends out excessive internet gaming health warning

An analysis of all published articles on internet gaming disorder (IGD) notes that the condition has a complex psychosocial background, and many personal, neurobiological,...