Researchers highlight new nurse training model to address shortage of primary care

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are providing an increasing proportion of primary care, which is in short supply in many areas of the country. NPs deliver quality care in retail clinics, community health centers, rural clinics, and in primary care and specialty medical practices. In an article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, University […]

Common infections during pregnancy

Vaginal infections during pregnancy Vaginal yeast infections Bacterial vaginosis Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Uterine infections during pregnancy Other infections during pregnancy How do maternal infections affect the baby? Preventing infections Outlook During pregnancy, people may worry more about contracting infections and how they might affect the developing baby. Vaginal infections, including yeast infections, are common […]

Discovery of human immune trigger could have implications for treating several diseases

A discovery about how human cells are ‘triggered’ to undergo an inflammatory type of cell death could have implications for treating cancer, stroke and tissue injury, and immune disorders. A research team from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne identified the molecular trigger in human cells that drives necroptosis, and implicated defects in […]

Rutgers Cancer Institute educates childhood cancer survivors about late effects of treatment

Facing pediatric cancer as a patient or caregiver is challenging enough, but to understand the impact of the late effects of treatment is equally challenging to this population. That is why Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey consistently educates childhood cancer survivors about this topic through its LITE Program. The effort is being further assisted […]