Sensor tech visualizes the inner structure of the body during physical rehab

Around three quarters of years lived with disability are conditions that could benefit from physical rehabilitation—but there aren’t enough physical therapists (PT) to go around. The growing need is racing alongside population growth, and aging as well as higher rates of severe ailments, even within the same age group, are…

Vaccine-induced neutralizing and non-neutralizing antibody activity against SARS-CoV-2

A recent study published in Cell Reports demonstrated that vaccine-induced antibody functions against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) diminish with age. Study: BNT162b2 induced neutralizing and non-neutralizing antibody functions against SARS-CoV-2 diminish with age. Image Credit: Parilov/Shutterstock Neutralizing antibodies (nAbs) SARS-CoV-2 represent one of the core measures of…

Understanding the Importance of Diagnostic Coding

IntroductionCoding Within HealthcareWhat is Diagnostic Coding?Diagnostic Coding TypesThe Power of DataSupport of early diagnosisConcluding ThoughtsSourcesFurther Reading​​​​​​​ The main feature of civilization is the production, consumption, and accumulation of information in all branches of human activity. All human life, in one way or another, relates to the receipt, accumulation and processing…

Treatments compared for pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis

More patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (POMS) are free of new or newly enlarging (N or NE) T2 hyperintense lesions with dimethyl fumarate (DMF) versus interferon β-1a (IFNβ-1a) treatment, and the annualized relapse rate is lower with DMF, according to a study published online Sept. 28 in JAMA Network Open….

Concern Over US Hospital Patient Information on LAA Closure

Concerns about the lack of balanced information provided about left atrial appendage (LAA) closure procedures on the web pages of top US hospitals have been raised by a new study. The researchers found that almost all patient-focused web pages about LAA closure provided by top US hospitals included claims of…

Call to end harmful marketing after study reveals children’s exposure

An end to outdoor marketing of gambling, alcohol and junk food is urgently needed to protect children from harm, according to new University of Otago-led research. The research revealed that children in Aotearoa are exposed to seven gambling advertisements a day, half on shop fronts alone; 4.5 alcohol advertisements a…