The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control issued a risk assessment on the ongoing outbreak of chikungunya virus infection in Italy. Two related clusters of autochthonous transmission of chikungunya virus have been detected in Italy in the city of Anzio and in Rome, two areas located 60 km apart in the Lazio region.
Scientists already know that high cigarette prices reduce smoking rates, and that levels of smoking affect infant mortality. However until now, there have been no studies to explore the link between cigarette price differentials and infant mortality.
New research presented in HeartRhythm, suggests that the main obstacle to an appropriate bystander response during athletes' cardiac arrest could be an apparently widespread myth: that "tongue swallowing" is a common complication of sudden loss of consciousness that must be avoided or relieved at all costs to prevent death from asphyxia.
It is possible to unlearn fears. And this works even better when a specific region of the brain has previously been stimulated magnetically. This has been shown by researchers from the Würzburg University Hospital in a new study.
Sodium intake may be linked to an increased risk of developing both type 2 diabetes (T2D) and Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) says new research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Lisbon, Portugal.
“The significance of palliative care extends far beyond ‘end-of-life treatment’ for cancer patients,” Secretary General of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) Prof Wolfgang Grisold emphasizes at the occasion of XXIII World Congress for Neurology in Kyoto. There are a number of important areas for palliative care precisely in neurology and a steadily growing demand for it – not least due to ever higher life expectancy rates worldwide.
Francesco Carelli, University Milan, Rome
At Leopold Museum in Vienna, the exhibition “Foreign Gods” allows African and Oceanic art to enter into a dialogue with select works by protagonists of classical Modernism. The presentation calls to mind Europe’s exotic art adventure and its impact on the avant-garde, the fascination art from “ foreign “ cultures reflected in numerous works of classical Modernism. There is a dialogue that the masks and figures enter into with works by Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi, Emil Nolde and Max Ernst.
A new study reveals that due to a lack of specific recommendations for medication use during pregnancy, many pregnant women search the Internet for information.
Statins used for the treatment of high cholesterol may have other beneficial effects, but there has been reluctance to prescribe them to patients with liver disease because of concerns that they may cause abnormal liver enzyme levels in the blood. In a new Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics analysis of data from the Danish National Patient Registry, patients with cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol had a 43% lower risk of dying prematurely than patients not on statins.
Taking aspirin twice daily, rather than the current recommendation of once daily, could enhance cardiovascular protection in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D), suggests a small study being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.
There are significantly decreased long-term risks of aortic aneurysm (AA) and aortic dissection (AD) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), as well as decreased risk of death following hospitalisation for AA, according to a new study being presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting.
New research has shown for the first time that e-cigarettes with nicotine cause a stiffening of the arteries in humans. This has important implications for the use of e-cigarettes, as arterial stiffness is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life.
Two new studies presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress highlight the risks associated with using e-cigarettes, especially for those who also smoke conventional cigarettes.
Regular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research looking at incidence of the disease in over 55,000 nurses in the USA.