Sadly, but it is not always possible to reverse the flow of a disease; one of such situations is dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that accounts for about 50–75% of all cases of dementia.
There have been millions of people who underwent a knee surgery due to cartilage problems. As the population ages, these surgeries will become increasingly common, experts say, however the existing techniques aren't optimal.
Chronic pain seriously affects the quality of life and makes it difficult for people to perform everyday tasks.
One great area in which neurotechnology has a huge and valuable potential is overcoming the problems of paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.
This article in a way follows the previous one about smoking, this time focusing on heart care or, to use the professional expression, cardiovascular disease (CVD). The reminder was a recent European report (Eurostat 2016) on this topic.
The common colds as we know them today have been with humans for thousands of years.
Every country is the best or, better to say, number one in something. For example, the USA is the number one in spam emails, Sweden is the best in pop music, Austria is best in paid time off and Croatia is the world number one in organ donor transplantation rates, in relation to the number of inhabitants, of course.
The world has been facing “rheumatism” and “arthritis” as a serious and insidious disease for many thousands of years. However, it was not until the 17th and 18th centuries that the terms as we know them used today came into common use amongst medical professionals and writers.
“Despite extensive knowledge about ways to prevent as well as to treat hypertension, the global incidence and prevalence of hypertension and, more importantly, its cardiovascular complications are not reduced — partly because of inadequacies in prevention, diagnosis, and control of the disorder in an ageing world. Elevated blood pressure is the strongest modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease worldwide.”
Orthopaedic surgeries and the follow-up rehabilitation procedures have been one of the strong skill areas and success stories for surgeons and other medical experts from this region.