Britain’s farming leaders are urging the government to clamp down on the illegal use of powerful antibiotics following a Guardian investigation that found evidence that the superbug MRSA – linked to the overuse of antibiotics in livestock – has entered the UK’s food chain.
Thick cortex could be key in Down syndrome The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down syndrome. It could also provide new insights to why individuals with this genetic neurodevelopmental disorder are highly susceptible to early onset Alzheimer's disease.
Zebrafish provide a novel model to study short bowel syndrome Investigators are providing new hope for babies with short bowel syndrome (SBS) by developing a novel model of SBS in zebrafish,
'Real world' link between type 2 diabetes, low blood sugar risk Hypoglycaemia is an issue amongst people with type 2 diabetes, particularly for those on insulin, yet is still fairly common for other treatment regimens. Now the hypoglycaemic events in the ‘real world’ type 2 diabetes population have been examined in a first-of-its-kind review. The study highlights the need for patient education to raise awareness of hypoglycaemia and for healthcare professionals to consider a patient’s hypoglycaemia risk when prescribing diabetes treatments.Patients give high marks to prepping for surgery online First-time surgery can be concerning to any patient. Knee surgery -- even arthroscopic surgery to treat a torn meniscus -- can require significant preparation and rehabilitation. According to a new study, a web-based tutorial can not only increase a patient's understanding of the surgery but also provide a better experience.