What Is Parkinson’s Disease?  | Medical News Bulletin

Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative brain disease that primarily affects movement control. The three main symptoms are tremors, muscle rigidity, and slowness of actions. These symptoms result from the loss of nerve cells in the brain, particularly in the substantia nigra region. Diagnosis can be challenging, and treatment aims to alleviate symptoms through drug therapy,…

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A State-Sanctioned Hospital Monopoly Raises Concerns

Controversial legislation in some states has allowed hospital mergers that create monopolies, despite the Federal Trade Commission’s belief that competition is beneficial for the economy. The creation of Ballad Health in Tennessee and Virginia resulted in a state-sanctioned hospital monopoly, leading to issues like longer wait times in emergency rooms. Critics argue that such mergers…

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Glaucoma linked to high individual, societal costs

A study conducted in Finland found that people with glaucoma have higher direct costs compared to those without the disease, as well as higher rates of premature retirement, leading to a significant economic burden on individuals and society. The study evaluated data from the Health 2000 survey and found that glaucoma patients spent more time…

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A closer look at Viking Therapeutics, PDS Biotech

Adam’s Biotech Scorecard is a new subscriber-only newsletter focusing on biotech developments, with the inaugural edition discussing Viking Therapeutics. The company’s dual-acting GLP-1/GIP treatment for obesity, VK2735, has shown impressive weight loss results with minimal side effects, making it a strong competitor to existing obesity treatments. With a stock price increase of 800% and a…

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Racism and misogyny persist in digital health

Shera Chok, chair and founder of The Shuri Network, highlights the need to address racism and misogyny in the NHS and health technology industry following Frank Hester’s alleged derogatory comments in 2019. The comments, which included discriminatory remarks about black, Indian, and Malaysian people, underscore the broader issue of discrimination in the healthcare and digital…

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Traditional overnight pulse oximeter readings may be insufficient to predict TC-MRBs, finds study

A study published in Scientific Reports evaluated sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) parameters to predict truck collisions caused by microsleep-related behaviors in professional truck drivers. Findings showed that oxygen desaturation index, nadir oxygen saturation, and night-time driving were associated with collisions. SDB, a common issue among truck drivers, can lead to various health problems and motor vehicle…

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A Bowel Resection Is Not an Obstacle to Love

Alexa Federico, a certified nutritional therapy practitioner with Crohn’s disease, shares her experiences of dating and intimacy while managing her condition. She emphasizes the importance of being open and honest with partners about her health, which has led to understanding and acceptance. Dr. Megan Elizabeth Riehl stresses the significance of communication and finding a supportive…

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What to Know to Quicken Diagnoses

Ovarian cancer is a deadly disease with one in seven women dying within two months of diagnosis in the United Kingdom. Early detection is crucial as nine out of ten women survive when diagnosed at the earliest stage. However, two-thirds of women are diagnosed late, making treatment more challenging. Diagnosis is difficult due to misconceptions…

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