Eyes of adolescents could reveal risk of cardiovascular disease, study finds

Image of a retina. Credit: Centre for Vision Research, the Westmead Institute for Medical Research Image of a retina. Credit: Centre for Vision Research, the Westmead Institute for Medical Research Close New research has found that poorer well-being or ‘health-related quality of life’ (HRQoL) in adolescence could be an indicator of future cardiovascular disease risk. […]

Dementia diagnosis linked to unnecessary medication use

A new international study led by University of Sydney has found that medication use increases in newly diagnosed dementia patients, particularly unnecessary or inappropriate medications. Published today in Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, the longitudinal study of nearly 2,500 people was conducted in collaboration with Yale University and University of Kentucky. The number of people […]

New strategies for hospitals during mass casualty incidents

A community’s ability to cope with mass casualty incidents (MCIs) is very dependent on the capacity and capability of its hospitals for handling a sudden surge of patients requiring resource-intensive and specialized needs. In a recent paper published by the Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal, authors Mersedeh TariVerdi, Elise Miller-Hooks from George Mason […]