@maggie The study, which is slated for publication in the October 1 issue, explored the likelihood of eliminating measles and rubella, based on vaccination strategies in 93 countries with the highest measles and rubella burden, under two vaccination scenarios: 1) a "business as usual" approach, ie, continuing current vaccination coverage via routine childhood immunization schedules, and intermittent vaccination campaigns that target age groups to vaccinate quickly
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RE: Can We Eliminate Measles and Rubella Worldwide?
RE: Neuropathy Drives Hypoglycemia Cluelessness in T1D
@koushin Adults with type 1 diabetes and IAH have a reduced ability to perceive hypoglycemic symptoms and are at risk of severe hypoglycemic events because they are unable to take immediate corrective action. This is the first study to identify protective factors and risk factors of IAH in Japanese adults with type 1 diabetes. People with IAH may plan to loosen tight glucose management and intentionally omit insulin injection to prevent severe hypoglycemia. The information in this report may help improve the management of people with problematic hypoglycemia, the authors suggested. Treatment with an insulin pump and structured education aimed at improving problem-solving skills may be useful interventions for adults with type 1 diabetes and IAH, they suggested.
RE: New Research Holds Promise for Fighting Obesity, Says Expert
@lalima More than 42% of the U.S. population — "unbelievably," Apovian said — is obese, meaning they have a BMI over 30, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's up by about 25% since 1960, although calories eaten hasn't increased, and physical activity has increased somewhat, she said. The root cause is still a bit of a mystery, but according to "good hints and clues" from animal models that are starting to be translated to the study of human obesity, "it has to do with epigenetics and how our brains and our bodies are perceiving the environment," she noted, during her presentation.
RE: Case Study: Lead Poisoning From Ayurvedic Medicine
@lipi The 24-year-old man came to the emergency department because of crampy lower abdominal pain and poor performance status, according to the authors. Investigations that were conducted during a previous inpatient hospital stay had not yielded any indicative findings. The patient had no preexisting conditions other than previous cocaine and cannabis abuse. When asked, the patient reported that he had received an Indian (Ayurvedic) remedy from a friend. He had been taking two capsules of it each day for about a month. According to the authors, the analysis of the capsules taken by the patient revealed that there was 34 mg of lead per two capsules. This corresponds to about 136 times the permissible dose.
RE: Near-Vision Loss in Older Patients Associated With Increased Dementia Risk
@soumini The Three City study enrolled 9294 participants from Bordeaux, Montpellier, and Dijon, France, between 1999 and 2001, with a follow-up every 2 years. At baseline and at each follow-up, dementia cases were identified by using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition. For the current analysis, the investigators assessed the 7736 participants who had vision data at baseline. Of these individuals, 8.7% had mild near-vision loss, 4.2% had moderate-to-severe near-vision loss, and 5.3% had distance-vision loss.
Why Is Vitamin D Hype So Impervious to Evidence?
The vitamin D story exudes teaching points: it offers a master class in critical appraisal, connecting the concepts of biologic plausibility, flawed surrogate markers, confounded observational studies, and slews of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) showing no benefits on health outcomes. Yet despite the utter lack of benefit seen in trials, the hype continues. And the pandemic has only enhanced this hype as an onslaught of papers have reported the association of low vitamin D levels and COVID-19 disease.
Do placental products help in wound healing?
Hello, Do placental product help in wound healing? I learnt that placenta is a biomedical waste but it has lot of medicinal qualities. Please elaborate on this. It has been proven to be a good wound healing agent. Please leave your comments on this.