ESG More Cost-Effective Long Term Than Semaglutide

A study comparing the cost-effectiveness of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) and semaglutide over a 5-year period in patients with class II obesity found that ESG resulted in greater weight loss and was more cost-effective than semaglutide. ESG led to better weight loss outcomes and added more quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) compared to semaglutide. Semaglutide was…

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Expert Recommends Self-Care To Manage The Silent Killer

Stress can stem from both negative and positive life experiences, impacting physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects. Prolonged stress can lead to various health issues, worsen existing mental conditions, and contribute to burnout. Managing stress involves practicing self-care, setting boundaries, managing time effectively, and seeking help when needed. Small acts of self-nurturing, reducing exposure to…

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Clinical trials regulatory environment ‘hostile’ and ‘oppressive’ – cancer specialist

Ireland is falling short of the target of six percent cancer patient involvement in clinical trials due to a hostile and oppressive regulatory environment, according to leading oncologist Prof John Kennedy. Despite the National Cancer Strategy setting a goal of six percent patient participation, only around two percent have access to trials nearly eight years…

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Autism Symptoms in Women: Camouflaged or Overlooked?

As research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) evolves, evidence shows that symptoms manifest differently in women compared to men, leading to underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis. Women with ASD may not get an official diagnosis until later in life, impacting mental health and quality of life. Differences in symptom presentation and comorbid conditions exist between genders, with…

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California Fails to Adequately Help Blind and Deaf Prisoners, US Judge Rules

Following a lawsuit by prisoners with disabilities, a judge found that California prison officials are not adequately helping deaf and blind prisoners, despite available technology like video recordings and laptops. The ruling focuses on improving accommodations for these prisoners to better prepare for parole hearings. California’s prison system has been slow to adopt technological accommodations…

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Preoperative antibiotic therapy decreased microbiologic culture yield

Preoperative antibiotic therapy in patients with native joint septic arthritis led to a significant decrease in operative culture yield, according to a recent study. Researchers found that patients who received preoperative antibiotics had a lower microbiologic yield in operative cultures compared to those who did not receive antibiotics. Additional doses and earlier initiation of antibiotics…

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