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Trimalleolar fracture: Recovery, surgery, and outlook
Surgical repair is usually recommended for a trimalleolar fracture, which may involve screws, metal plates, and wiring. As a trimalleolar fracture is considered unstable, doctors usually recommend surgery as treatment. Surgery on the medial malleoli can reduce the risk of the fracture not healing and allow the person to start moving their ankle earlier. A trimalleolar fracture of the ankle can often be caused by high impact, such as from a sports or car accident.
Too much or too little magnesium can raise dementia risk
A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that both very high and very low levels of magnesium may put people at risk of developing dementia. The participants did not have dementia at the beginning of the study - that is, between 1997 and 2008. Magnesium levels were divided into quintiles, or fifths; the researchers examined the association between dementia and serum magnesium using the third quintile as a reference.
The 10 best migraine apps
Apps designed for migraine can help you to log your symptoms and learn to reduce the severity of your pain. Migraine-specific apps can pinpoint which of these factors trigger your migraine so that you can change your behavior or know what to avoid. Migraine Coach tests and deciphers your migraine triggers scientifically and helps you to replace habits that contribute toward your migraine with ones that promote your health.
How do parents influence new genetic mutations in children?
Dr Kari Stefansson and his colleagues are looking at how the parents' age and sex determine new genetic mutations in the offspring. A new study has investigated how mothers and fathers cause new genetic mutations in their children, and how some of these mutations may lead to negative outcomes. For instance, recent studies have revealed the importance of genetic factors to conditions including Alzheimer's disease, brain cancer, and diabetes.
The Path to Digital Transformation in Life Sciences: How to get started with IoT
The concept of digital transformation is the leveraging of digital technology to change the way businesses operate. In pharma and biotech the greatest area of opportunity to realize digital transformation lies in connecting the ecosystem that supports R&D - instruments, data, and people. The ability to build group buy-in prior to full integration can streamline the ultimate path to digital transformation by preventing disruption and/or dissatisfaction.
Cancer risk higher in children with inflammatory bowel disease
Researchers have found that cancer risk is higher among children affected by inflammatory bowel disease, and that this risk lasts into adulthood. A new study of people living in Sweden has found that children with inflammatory bowel disease have a higher risk of cancer - especially gastrointestinal cancers - both in childhood and in later life, compared with individuals without the disease.
Papillary urothelial carcinoma: Treatment and outlook
In this article, we take a look at symptoms, causes, and treatment options for papillary urothelial carcinoma. People with papillary urothelial carcinoma will probably want to know from their doctor how well their cancer will respond to treatment. This treatment method is normally part of a treatment plan for people with papillary urothelial carcinoma that is stage 1 or higher. Instead, the survival rates are estimates that doctors and people with papillary urothelial carcinoma can use to make better decisions regarding treatment options.
This 7-year-old girl's HEART comes out of her chest EVERY TIME she laughs or coughs
We can all touch the left side of our chest and feel the rhythmic thumping of our hearts. In the case of an adorable little girl living in Florida, her heart starts beating rapidly outside her body the moment she giggles. When her story went viral in 2015, she had said, I know why I have a heart outside. Her condition is medically called ectopia cordis, which results in complete or partial displacement of the heart outside her chest.
India urgently needs national dementia policy: Experts
With the increase in the ageing population, India urgently needs to formulate a national policy for tackling rising cases of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia which can impair memory and significantly lower quality of life, health experts have said. Dementia affects an estimated 50 million people globally and in India, the number is estimated to be 3.7 to four million. Sadly, there is no cure for dementia right now and people who suffer from this problem need a lot of care.
Centre asks states to devise strategy for climate change's health effects
The Centre has directed states to submit strategies for tackling health challenges posed by climate change and extreme weather conditions in their respective regions as part of a comprehensive national-level strategy which is in the works. The plan is aimed at protecting people against climate- sensitive illnesses including cardio-respiratory diseases, certain types of cancer and allergies.
Hard water can damage skin, cause eczema: Study
Hard water can damage the skin barrier that protects us from external threats like bacteria and sunburns, and lead to the development of eczema, a study has shown. Skin pH is normally acidic but hard water has high alkalinity which means it can raise the skin surface pH. Patients with eczema are much more sensitive to the effects of hard water than people with healthy skin.
Liver fluke: Symptoms and treatment
Once in a person's body, liver flukes make their way from the intestines to the liver. For them to get into the liver, the liver flukes must burrow through the lining of the liver, which causes pain in the upper right abdomen. This symptom is most common during the early stages of the infection as the liver flukes burrow into the liver. A medication called triclabendazole is commonly used to treat a liver fluke infection, as this effectively kills the liver flukes and their eggs.
World Alzheimer's Day: Most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's, WHO warns
World Alzheimer's Day is observed on September 21. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported Alzheimer's diseases is the leading cause of dementia, which is a major cause of disability among older people. Memory loss, mood swings, finding words or numbers challenging are some of the symptoms to be aware of. Being a progressive disease, this can help the symptoms of Alzheimer to increase over time, according The Express. When dementia becomes severe, there is the possibility of dehydration or malnutrition.
11-year-old brain dead girl gives new lease of life to three patients
An 11-year-old girl became the source of new life to three patients by gifting her vital parts after being declared as brain dead. The girl's heart, liver and a kidney, were taken through 'green corridor' from here to rain-battered Mumbai and to Pune and Solapur. Her another kidney was donated to a needy patient, while eyes to two people in the city. The girl was taken to Vasantrao Pawar Medical College and Hospital in Adgaon here after she suddenly collapsed in school on September 15.
Midlife blues? Tension with mothers, siblings may be reason
Washington DC, September 21 When it comes to our well-being, particularly at midlife the quality of relationships with our mothers and siblings matters. The study led by Iowa State University researcher Megan Gilligan found that tension with our mothers and siblings, similar to our spouses, is associated with symptoms of depression. Midlife is a time when siblings are often coming back together as they prepare and navigate care for parents, she said.
Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year
As well as improving treatment, the drug combination should also reduce the need for more expensive second- and third-line drugs. Around 37 million people around the world are infected with HIV, according to the United Nations AIDS agency UNAIDS. That represents remarkable progress in the past 20 years, driven by the availability of a first wave of cheap generic drugs from Indian companies.
Sex and sleep are the key to happiness
It seems that having a great time between the sheets is much more important than earning a lot of money. A new study now claims that sleeping soundly and having a great sex life impact more on the wellbeing of a person that money. The study was conducted by 'Living Well Index', which looks at how people cope best with the stresses of modern life.
Men with wider faces have higher sex drives, more likely to cheat
A new study now finds that people who have wider, square faces have higher sex drives and are more likely to cheat on their partners. The team, led by psychologist Steven Arnocky at Nipissing University, Ontaria, measured faces of undergraduates who were in relationships and interviewed them about their sex lives. The study found that those who had wider faces had more relaxed attitude about casual sex and were linked with tendencies such as unethical behaviour, prejudice and psychopathic traits.
Unhealthy lifestyle causes sexual dysfunction in men: Survey
Nearly 20% of young adults and middle-aged men in the national capital have consulted a doctor with concerns of sexual dysfunction including reduced drive, frequency or satisfaction issues, a survey has shown. Clinical diagnosis among 21-45-year-old has revealed that their lifestyle habits are affecting their ability to have healthy sexual relations, with nearly 20% men consulting a doctor with such concerns, Jha added.
College students, beware! Binge-drinking may hamper your job prospects later
A study has, however, issued a warning for college students indulging in this practice, saying that binge-drinking six times a month may lower the chances of a new college graduate to land a job by 10 percent. Researchers found that a non-binge pattern of drinking does not adversely impact job search results among graduates unless and until their drinking reaches binge levels. The team studied 827 individuals who graduated in 2014, 2015, and 2016 from four universities in the US.

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