Improving the lives of people with dementia and old-age depression
In a bid to improve the lives of people suffering from dementia and old-age depression, local authorities in parts of the WHO European Region have begun combining public health and various social services to better support the active and healthy ageing of their senior communities.... read more
FDA approves first oral GLP-1 treatment for type 2 diabetes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Rybelsus (semaglutide) oral tablets to improve control of blood sugar in adult patients with type 2 diabetes, along with diet and exercise. Rybelsus is the first glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor protein treatment approved for use in the United ... read more
Using hand sanitizer may be giving you a false sense of security
A new study has shown that quickly smearing an ethanol-based hand sanitizer onto your hands probably won't kill the cold and flu bugs. According to the study, it's because your fingers are still wet with mucus.... read more
Inadequate Tx to Blame for Deadlier Breast Cancer in Men?
Men diagnosed with breast cancer were more likely to die from the disease than their female counterparts, according to researchers.
Looking at more than 16,000 men and 1.8 million women with breast cancer from the National Cancer Database,... read more
Frailty Predicts Death in Elderly Vasculitis
A baseline frailty score helped predict mortality in a group of elderly patients with vasculitis, a real-world single-center study found.
In an unadjusted model, baseline frailty was associated with a hazard ratio for mortality of 2.07 (95% CI 1.50-2.87) among patients with antineutrophilic cytoplasmic autoantibody... read more