A study has created a tool for rapidly and inexpensively diagnosing sarcoidosis, a chronic inflammatory disease characterised by the formation of tiny lumps known as granulomas in the lungs and other organs.
"We are talking about really small differences, so small that they may fall within what is considered normal blood pressure. The problem is that they tend to last your whole life," says PhD Candidate Karsten Ovretveit at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) Department of Public Health and Nursing. He is one of the researchers behind a new study that has looked at the relationship between gene variants and blood pressure in the population.
A study presented at the annual conference of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has shown empirical evidence of the role played by the neck muscles in primary headaches. Improved therapies might result from the results.
According to the Global Burden of Disease study, exposure to PM2.5 accounts for an estimated 7.6 per cent of total global mortality and 4.2 per cent of global disability-adjusted life years (a measure of years lived in good health).
According to the findings, the birth month is connected with both the timing of flu vaccination and the chance of a flu diagnosis, and October is the best time for young children to get a flu shot, in line with existing guidelines.