Admission to hospital during pregnancy for reasons other than delivery carries a substantially increased risk of serious blood clots, according to a study published on bmj.com.
Reducing salt intake provides clear benefits for the heart and kidney health of patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings point to the power of salt restriction in potentially prolonging kidney disease patients’ lives.
Up to 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson’s disease and more than 50 per cent of these will experience psychosis (mainly hallucinations and delusions) at some time. Pimavanserin, a new non-dopaminergic drug, may offer the first safe and effective treatment for these psychotic symptoms, according to a phase 3 randomised trial published in The Lancet.
The National Cancer Registry Ireland outlines the incidence and trends in non-melanoma skin cancer, including male-to-female ratios and differing rates in terms of social deprivation. Non-melanoma skin cancer Case numbers and histological types Between 1994 and 2011, an average of 6,899 cases of invasive skin cancer were diagnosed per year in Ireland. Malignant melanoma accounted [...]