Ireland’s stroke care has greatly improved, in terms of how patients are admitted and managed in the first few hours, Gary Culliton reports in his latest Clinical Update. After this, performance is beginning to fall down.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins say an online ‘pop quiz’ they developed in 2009 shows promising accuracy in predicting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in young women, although not, apparently, in young men.
Whether supplementation of pregnant women with vitamin D will reduce asthma and recurrent wheeze in their offspring remains unclear, authors of a new report have concluded, althought they have called for larger studies and longer follow-up.
Teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try the real thing a year later than those who don’t ‘vape’, indicates research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.
The oral drug ivacaftor appears to be safe and could be beneficial to children between the ages of two and five with a specific type of cystic fibrosis (CF), according to new research published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal.
An irregular heartbeat, or atrial fibrillation (AF), is a stronger risk factor for stroke, heart disease, heart failure and death in women than in men, although the cause is unclear, finds a new study in The BMJ.
Analyses of the results of a survey of Colorado high school students suggest there may be a potential association between substance use and indoor tanning, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology.