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A new clinical study spearheaded by the dean of UCLA's School of Nursing has found a direct correlation between pressure ulcers, commonly known as bedsores, and patient mortality and increased hospitalization.
A new clinical study spearheaded by the dean of UCLA's School of Nursing has found a direct correlation between pressure ulcers — commonly known as bedsores — and patient mortality and increased hospitalization. The research is believed to be the first of its kind to use da... [»]
Improvements to the diagnosis and screening of sleep apnea are critical to stroke prevention, according to new stroke care guidelines released today at the Canadian Stroke Congress.
Obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder where the flow of air to the brain pauses or decreases during sleep, is both a risk factor for stroke and a complication following stroke, according to the Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care. Among the general population sl... [»]
A research team at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has discovered that stereocilia, the tiny hairs that belong to the sensory cells of the inner ear, actually change in length in addition to swaying back and forth when stimulated by sound waves, opening the door to new impeared hearing treatments in the future.
The discovery, which was made in collaboration with scientists at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, USA provides new fundamental knowledge about the mechanisms of hearing. It is presented in the online scientific journal Nature Communications. Before we can perceive speech, m... [»]
According to recent research by UCSF, indoor tanning beds can cause non-melanoma skin cancer, with the risk being greater the earlier one begins tanning.
Indoor tanning is already an established risk factor for malignant melanoma, the less common but deadliest form of skin cancer. Now, the new study confirms that indoor tanning significantly increases the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers, the most common human skin cancers. In t... [»]
Researchers at Ohio State University reveal that in a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries by 40 percent.
In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered by 40 percent blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries. Taking capsules containing polyphenols, a type of antioxidant found in apples, had a similar, but not a... [»]
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