Toxic synovitis: Causes and symptoms

What is toxic synovitis? Who gets toxic synovitis? Symptoms Causes Diagnosis Diagnosing adults Treatment Recovery Recurrence rates Outlook Toxic synovitis, also called transient synovitis or irritable hip, is a condition that causes inflammation and pain in the hip. It primarily affects children. A child with toxic synovitis may limp, complain of hip and leg pain, […]

Online information on vaccines and autism not always reliable

Research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has found that information available online can provide unreliable information based on old, ‘weak’ scientific studies. The study ‘Fake news or weak science?’ is published in open-access journal Frontiers in Immunology. Researchers carried out a search for ‘vaccines autism’ and then analysed the results for the top […]

Network theory links behavioral information flow with contained epidemic outbreaks

Over the last two decades, large-scale outbreaks of infectious diseases have resulted in high levels of morbidity, mortality, and overall economic burden for affected regions. As complex networks become increasingly popular tools of study, researchers are applying network theory to the field of epidemiology. Due to the plethora of disease-related data available from various media […]

Tdap vaccine given during pregnancy reduces occurrence of infant pertussis

A study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows the effectiveness of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine for infants whose mothers receive the vaccine during pregnancy. The “Effectiveness of Prenatal Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis Vaccination in the Prevention of Infant Pertussis in the U.S.” study led by Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, […]

What to know about ileus

Causes Risk factors Symptoms Ileus versus intestinal obstruction Diagnosis Imaging tests Treatment Hospital care Dietary changes Medication changes Surgery Complications Recovery Outlook Ileus is a temporary and often painful lack of movement in the intestines. An ileus occurs when the intestines do not move food through in the normal way. It often occurs after abdominal […]

What to know about glossitis

Symptoms Causes Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Outlook Glossitis is typically characterized by an inflammation of the tongue. It can also cause changes in the tongue’s texture and color. Along with swelling, glossitis can change the color and surface texture of the tongue because the condition causes the small bumps on the surface to shrink, creating a […]