Peptides plus antibiotic combination may result in a more effective treatment for leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is caused by the protozoan Leishmania parasites which are transmitted by the bite of an infected sandfly. Although in rich countries this disease mainly affects dogs, in other countries it can wreak havoc on the health of humans, causing anything from ulcers to damage to the bone marrow, liver […]

Adding radiation therapy to prostate cancer surgery has been a tough call. New science eases the dilemma

One of the thorniest dilemmas posed by prostate cancer is whether, and when, to give radiation therapy—with its potential bad side effects—to men after surgery to remove the prostate gland. Now, three new randomized clinical trials—the gold-standard type of study—and a statistical “meta-analysis” of their results conclude that routinely giving […]

Always be ready for a trip to the ER

(HealthDay)—Accidents happen, and being prepared for an emergency room visit could help speed treatment and reduce anxiety if the need occurs, an expert says. The first step is determining which ER you want to use in the event of a sudden or severe illness or injury, said Dr. Susan Promes, […]

Youth sports safety during a pandemic

Besides the obvious physical benefits, youth sports provide social interaction that also can strengthen mental health. But most sports require close contact and interaction among athletes. Amid the COVID-19 setting, this poses a dilemma. The youth sports playing field has changed significantly in 2020. “Sports do require oftentimes close contact, […]