Nerve damage after chemo: potential risk factors revealed

Being older, overweight and having low haemoglobin levels (fewer red blood cells) could increase a patient’s risk of developing debilitating nerve damage following chemotherapy, a research team led by UNSW Sydney has revealed. The researchers aimed to identify pre-treatment … Read more

GSA guides providers, older patients to vaccine consensus

In “Vaccines for Older Adults: Overcoming the Challenges of Shared Clinical Decision Making,” a new white paper from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) National Adult Vaccination Program, a team of specialists outlines a set of recommendations to encourage better … Read more

The positive and negative attributes of digital health platforms

The internet provides a major source of exchanging health information through online portals and new media. Internet users can access health sites and online forums to obtain health information. In turn, these information sources act as a catalyst for wellbeing … Read more

Under 55’s found lockdown most challenging, finds survey

A UK extensive survey of 2252 adults, carried out 5 weeks into the primary lockdown revealed 95% of those that took half had been following lockdown restrictions. Of that 95% greater than 80% reported discovering it difficult. Adjusting to adjustments … Read more

Black Americans report high levels of vaccine hesitancy

Black Americans have a high level of vaccine hesitancy and mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines, including among Black health care workers, according to a new RAND Corporation survey. Those who expressed vaccine hesitancy also showed high levels of overall mistrust in … Read more

Not all “good” cholesterol is healthy

HDL ldl cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein ldl cholesterol) or good ldl cholesterol is related to a decreased danger of heart problems because it transports ldl cholesterol deposited within the arteries to the liver to be eradicated. This contrasts with the so-called … Read more

Managing suicide risk in research study participants

What should researchers do if they encounter a analysis participant who reports suicidal thoughts? UIC College of Nursing associate professor Susan Dunn explores this question as lead author of “Suicide Risk Management Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial of Cardiac … Read more

Female heart disease patients with female physicians fare better

Female physicians have better patient outcomes compared with their male peers, while female patients are less likely to receive guideline-recommended care when treated by a male physician, according to a systematic review from the American College of Cardiology’s Cardiovascular Disease … Read more

Perception critical to women’s breast reconstruction decision making

When women undergo surgical procedure for breast cancer, they often also have reconstructive surgery but new QUT research reveals many women feel left out of the decision making. An interdisciplinary analysis from researchers in QUT’s Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society … Read more

TB vaccine may protect newborns against other infectious diseases

The tuberculosis (TB) vaccine Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) might shield newborns towards quite a lot of frequent infections, comparable to higher respiratory tract infections, chest infections and diarrhoea, in response to a brand new examine in The Lancet Infectious Ailments. The … Read more