Pregnancies of women in the United States infected with the Zika virus are about 20 times more likely to result in babies with certain birth defects compared to the prevalence of these birth defects before the Zika epidemic swept through the Americas, according to a report released Thursday.
The headsets from eSight transmit images from a forward-facing camera to small internal screens – one for each eye – in a way that beams the video into the wearer’s peripheral vision. That turns out to be all that some people with limited vision, even legal blindness, need to see things they never could before. That’s because many visual impairments degrade central vision while leaving peripheral vision largely intact.
According to the American Heart Association, more than 550,000 people go into cardiac arrest each year, and fewer than 20 percent survive. The likelihood of surviving is nearly twice as high among people who “code” in the hospital, probably because most of them receive CPR. However, a 2009 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that only 22 percent of people suffering a cardiac arrest live long enough to be discharged from the hospital, and nearly 30 percent of those survivors have serious neurological disabilities, probably because of a lack of oxygen during the arrest.
Sneezes are everywhere these days, during this, the height of cold and flu season. The chorus of achoos in offices, on buses and in homes often sends bystanders scrambling to get out of the line of germ-spreading fire. But how far is far enough away to avoid getting hit by a snot-and-fluid projectile? A lot farther than you might – or would like to – think. We’re talking 20 feet or more.
Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely 2 pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she too would soon be gone.
Dear Doctor: I’ve read about a recent study that found that elderly patients with female doctors fared better than those who were treated by men. I wonder – what do Dr. Ko and Dr. Glazier think about these results? Dear Reader: You’re referring to the results of a study performed by Harvard researchers, published in December 2016 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. To say that it caused a bit of a stir is an understatement. Our colleague Dr. Ashley gave his take on these findings yesterday. Our reactions follow later.
A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape – and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite. Whether it really could improve public health is still to be determined.
Scientists should be allowed to alter a person’s DNA in ways that will be passed on to future generations, but only to prevent serious and strongly heritable diseases, according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.
A total of 10 volunteers support Kootenai Health’s Cuddler program. Working four-hour shifts, Cuddler helpers show for baby-holding duty wearing color-coded pink scrubs around nursing staff in navy and light blue.
If you are young and healthy it can be it can be hard to see what advantages there are to having a primary care physician. Having a primary care doc provides what we call continuity of care. We have a record of your vital signs and health needs from year to year and if there is a change it can be a flag that something unusual is going on in your body even though you feel fine.
Researchers from Emory University and the University of Iowa found that extracts from the Brazilian peppertree, which traditional healers in the Amazon have used for hundreds of years to treat skin and soft-tissue infections, have the power to stop methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in mice. The study was published in Nature’s Scientific Reports.
Dear Doctor: I know that Adderall is prescribed to children with ADHD. But lately I’ve been reading stories about college kids who use Adderall to help them study. What is Adderall and who should take it? Dear Reader: You’ve hit on a topic that’s timely, complex and quite often controversial. When prescribed and used properly, Adderall can be beneficial. But as with any prescription drug, off-label use can create a host of problems.
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Kelly Rohrbach as CJ Parker, Alexandra Daddario as Summer, Ilfenesh Hadera as Stephanie Holden, Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, Zac Efron ...