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Newborn hip checks 'have failed to prevent late diagnosis'

The current system of checking newborns for hip problems is failing, resulting in too many late diagnoses and corrective surgery, a study suggests. All newborns in England have their hips examined but only those at risk or with problems receive a scan. Surgeons from Southampton Children’s Hospital said the rate of late diagnoses had not… Read More »

Tighter Blood Pressure Control May Prevent Brain Lesions

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 — Reducing high blood pressure in the elderly appears to lower their odds of developing brain lesions, a new study finds. “I think it’s an important clinical finding, and a very hopeful one for elderly people who have vascular disease of the brain and [high blood pressure],” said study co-principal investigator… Read More »

Malaria drugs for mosquitoes could help prevent the disease in humans

Mosquitoes are becoming resistant to insecticidesStephen Morrison/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Yvaine Ye Giving mosquitoes antimalarial drugs could stop the spread of malaria in humans. The approach laces mosquito nets with the drugs, so that when mosquitoes land on them any malaria parasites they are carrying are killed. Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. Besides… Read More »