Today is World Wildlife Day: "Life below water: for people and planet"
World Wildlife day is dedicated to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild animals and plants. For the first time, the day has focused on life below water under the theme "Life below water: for people and planet", which aligns with Goal 14 of UN Sustainable Development Goals..... read more
Today is World Hearing Day: "Check your hearing!"
World Hearing Day is held on 3rd March each year to raise awareness of how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and to promote ear and hearing care across the world. Before 2016 it was known as International Ear Care Day..... read more
WHO launches the hearWHO app for mobile devices to help detect hearing loss
To mark the World Hearing Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched "hearWHO", a free application for mobile devices which allows people to check their hearing regularly and intervene early in case of hearing loss. The app is targeted at those who are at risk of hearing loss or who already experience some of the symptoms related to hearing loss.... read more
Medical marijuana may help older patients with their ailments
Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, spinal cord damage and multiple sclerosis, according to a preliminary study to be presented at the upcoming American Academy of... read more
Frailty may be a new screening criterion for fitness for an operation
Estimation of frailty, a decline in function and resistance to short-term stress that typically occurs in old age, can help determine a patient's physical fitness for a nonurgent operation. Frailty was linked to greater risk of postoperative complications among adults of all ages, longer hospital stay,.... read more
Lymphadenectomy does not improve survival in advanced ovarian cancer
Systematic pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy in patients with advanced ovarian cancer who had undergone intraabdominal macroscopically complete resection and had normal lymph nodes both before and during surgery was not associated with longer overall or progression-free survival than no lymphadenectomy and was associated with a higher incidence of postoperative complications.... read more