Venezuela: More than 2.8 million people to gain access to safe drinking water with UNICEF support
More than 2.8 million people, including Venezuelan children, adolescents and families, will gain improved access to safe drinking water after a collaboration agreement signed between UNICEF and the Government of Venezuela.... read more
Most older adults with 'prediabetes' don't develop diabetes
Older adults with slightly elevated blood sugar, sometimes called "prediabetes," usually don't develop full-blown diabetes, a Swedish study suggests.
Researchers followed 2,575 men and women aged 60 and older without diabetes for up to 12 years. At the start of the study, 36% of the group did have higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that were still below the threshold for diabetes.
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Opioids Overused in Acute Gout
Opioids were commonly given to patients as a treatment for acute gout attacks, despite the availability of other effective and appropriate therapies, a retrospective study found.
Among 456 patients who were discharged from the hospital or emergency department (ED) with a primary diagnosis of gout, 28.3% received an opioid prescription, according to Deepan S.... read more
New Guideline for Trigeminal Neuralgia Released
All patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) should undergo MRI, a new guideline for diagnosing and treating this condition recommends.
The guideline, developed by a task force of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), also recommends that neurovascular contact (NVC) should not be used to confirm a diagnosis of primary TN but to determine whether surgery is warranted. In addition,... read more
A Few Pathogens Account for Most Severe Pneumonias in African, Asian Kids
A short list of pathogens accounts for most cases of pneumonia requiring hospital admission in children without HIV infection from Africa and Asia, according to results from the PERCH study.
Researchers noted that pneumonia was most commonly due to viral pathogens (61.4%), with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causing the greatest number of cases... read more