Daily Archives: July 25, 2018


Communication training for parents of preschool children with motor disorders

Background Children with movement disorders, such as cerebral palsy, often have difficulty producing speech and gesture. This can make their communication difficult to understand. In the preschool years, speech and language therapy often involves training parents to recognise their child’s communication signals and promote communication development. Review question Does communication […]


Do courses aimed at improving the way healthcare professionals communicate with people who have cancer impact on their physical and mental health?

We included 17 RCTs conducted mainly in outpatient settings. Eleven trials compared CST with no CST intervention; three trials compared the effect of a follow-up CST intervention after initial CST training; two trials compared the effect of CST and patient coaching; and one trial compared two types of CST. The […]


Ear drops for the removal of ear wax

We included 10 studies, with 623 participants (900 ears). Interventions included: oil-based treatments (triethanolamine polypeptide, almond oil, benzocaine, chlorobutanol), water-based treatments (docusate sodium, carbamide peroxide, phenazone, choline salicylate, urea peroxide, potassium carbonate), other active comparators (e.g. saline or water alone) and no treatment. Nine of the studies were more than […]


New Data Show Dramatic Progress in Namibia Toward HIV Epidemic Control and Substantial Gaps in Cote d'Ivoire and Cameroon

Press Release For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 25, 2018Contact:Media Relations(404) 639-3286 PEPFAR MEDIA CONTACT:David Haroz+1 202-445-3269 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (July 25, 2018)—The Government of the Republic of Namibia, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia […]


New Data Show Dramatic Progress in Namibia Toward HIV Epidemic Control and Substantial Gaps in Cote d'Ivoire and Cameroon

Press Release For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 25, 2018Contact:Media Relations(404) 639-3286 PEPFAR MEDIA CONTACT:David Haroz+1 202-445-3269 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (July 25, 2018)—The Government of the Republic of Namibia, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia […]


Bursitis

Introduction (PantherMedia / Martin Dworschak) Bursitis is an inflammation in one of the small, fluid-filled sacs (bursae) often found near joints in the body. It can be very painful and limit mobility. The inflammation can result when too much pressure is put on one of these sacs (a bursa). The […]


Tenosynovitis

Introduction (PantherMedia / unguryanu) Heavily used areas of tendons are covered by a protective tendon sheath. If a tendon sheath becomes inflamed, it is known as tenosynovitis. Tendons connect bones and muscles with each other, they pass on the muscle power, allow your body to move and provide stability. Some […]


What are tendons and tendon sheaths?

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HPV vaccine to be given to boys in England

The government has announced that boys in England aged 12 and 13 will vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) a sexually transmitted virus which has been linked to various forms of cancer. The HPV virus, which can be transmitted through sexual contact with another infected person, has been pointed to […]