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Thermal imaging improves diabetes-related foot ulcer assessment

Thermal imaging can better predict a diabetes related foot ulcer’s size and the healing trajectory than conventional methods, Melbourne-led research has found. It could also possibly save money through better targeted treatment. The study, which was the first of its kind, was a collaboration between RMIT University, the University of Melbourne and Austin Health. It […]

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Strategies to cut cardiovascular risk factors show mixed results

(HealthDay)—Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors remain prevalent despite known, proven strategies to reduce risk, according to research published in the Sept. 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Hilary K. Wall, from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from the National Health and Nutrition […]

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Tiger mosquitoes are capable of transmitting yellow fever

Since December 2016, Brazil has been grappling with its worst yellow fever outbreak in several decades. To date, there have been 2,043 human cases including 676 fatalities, mainly occurring in ten Brazilian states including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. These two states, the most heavily populated in Brazil, had been free of yellow fever […]

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Trial participation among factors influencing risk of relapse in AYA leukemia patients

Adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were significantly more likely to relapse than pediatric ALL patients, and factors including lower clinical trial enrollment and shorter duration of therapy were associated with relapse. The study is published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, by Julie A. Wolfson, MD, MSHS, assistant […]

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Alcohol use in patients with chronic liver disease

A review article published in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses the effects of alcohol use on various forms of liver disease, as well as the assessment and treatment of alcohol use in patients with chronic liver disease. Liver-related mortality is increasing worldwide, due in large part to the increase in alcohol consumption. This […]