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Diabetics with related eye damage have increased falling risk

(Reuters Health) – People with diabetes and related eye damage known as retinopathy are more likely to fall than diabetics who have not developed vision problems, a study in Singapore suggests. Diabetic retinopathy happens when high blood sugar levels damage…..

Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation

CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela (Reuters) – On a recent morning in Venezuela’s southern jungle state of Bolivar, Amanda Santamaria, her two sons, one daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter lined up in front of a shabby community health center in the hope of…..

Border without doctors? South Koreans urge more funding for trauma care after defector drama

SEOUL (Reuters) – A defector’s treatment for critical injuries suffered during a dramatic dash from North Korea has highlighted a shortage of South Korean trauma doctors and again underscored Seoul’s lack of preparedness in the event of hostilities with Pyongyang……

Avatars can help schizophrenia patients control threatening voices

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – – An experimental therapy for people with schizophrenia that brings them face to face with a computer avatar representing the tormenting voices in their heads has proved promising in early stage trials. Scientists who conducted…..

Pregnant and breastfeeding women travelers underprotected from disease

(Reuters Health) – Pregnant and breastfeeding women who travel to places with high risk of diseases like malaria and yellow fever are less likely than other women travelers to be protected by vaccines and drugs, recent U.S. research suggests. Lack…..

Pre-surgery cognitive screen can flag elderly complications risk

(Reuters Health) – Screening older surgery patients for cognitive impairment can catch undiagnosed problems that raise risk for complications, researchers say. Among 211 patients over age 65 having elective orthopedic surgeries such as hip or knee replacement, pre-operative screening found…..

Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) – Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. The…..

Fatty liver linked to a shrinking brain

(Reuters Health) – Fatty liver disease that is not related to excess drinking is associated with greater brain shrinkage than normally happens with age, researchers say. The reduced brain volume linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is equivalent to…..

Unhealthy lifestyle may cause half of diverticulitis cases

(Reuters Health) – Men’s risk for a painful inflammation of colon walls may be drastically reduced if they follow an overall healthy lifestyle, a recent U.S. study suggests. Diverticulitis is an inflammation of small pouches in the walls of the…..

Bayer pharmaceuticals head says there's no pipeline problem

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (Reuters) – Bayer is seeking to defend its pharmaceuticals business that will be diluted in importance by the takeover of Monsanto and faces a threat to revenues in 2024 when the blockbuster heart drug Xarelto loses its patent……