Transperineal vs Transrectal Prostate Biopsy: Is One Better?

When it comes to prostate biopsy, is the transperineal or transrectal route better? Urologists are currently awaiting results from ongoing clinical trials exploring whether transperineal prostate biopsy outperforms the transrectal approach in terms of safety and the ability to detect more clinically significant prostate cancers. Several new studies presented at the European Association of Urology (EAU) 2022 Congress do not […]

Continue reading »

How daily testing saved a city’s emergency services from a COVID catastrophe

University of Liverpool researchers have played their part in an evaluation showing that key workers in Liverpool carrying out daily testing prevented COVID-19 from crippling emergency services. New findings published by a major health journal have revealed the world’s first testing pilot saved almost 8,000 work days from being lost to self-isolation. At the height of the pandemic, there was […]

Continue reading »

Immune response triggered by COVID-19 damages the brain's blood vessels to cause neurological complications

A study from the National Institutes of Health describes the immune response triggered by COVID-19 infection that damages the brain's blood vessels and may lead to short- and long-term neurological symptoms. In a study published in Brain, researchers from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) examined brain changes in nine people who died suddenly after contracting the […]

Continue reading »

Discovery Allows Plants to Grow in the Dark

Artificial photosynthesis is being developed that would provide a carbon and energy source and allow plants to grow without the benefit of direct sunlight, according to researchers at the University of Delaware and the University of California. What to know: Food production has been constrained because most crop plants grow with only about a 1% energy conversion efficiency, which means […]

Continue reading »

Age may rival politics in COVID-19 vaccine debate

New research from the University of Georgia suggests age and risk perception may have as much of an effect on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance as party affiliation. “There’s been a lot of attention to political ideology as a barrier to COVID-19 vaccination acceptance,” said Glen Nowak, corresponding author of the study and professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass […]

Continue reading »

COVID vaccine saves lives regardless of body weight

COVID vaccination is highly protective against severe disease in people of all body weights, new British research finds. The study of over 9 million adults found that those who’d received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were strongly protected against hospitalization or death from the disease. And the effectiveness was just as great for obese people as those with a […]

Continue reading »
1 2 3 4 924