Healthcare consumers, policy and insurance organizations rely heavily on hospital ranking reports, but how accurate are they? Do differences in patient preferences for life-sustaining treatments that exist between different hospitals affect how hospitals are ranked?Continue Reading ...
Gazing at art can help future doctors and nurses hone observation skills and avoid bias, finds new research. \”Observation is key to diagnosis, and art can teach students to slow down and really look,\” said a bioethicist and medical anthropologist who is a co-author of the study. \”Art is a powerful tool for teaching, and […]Continue Reading ...
Early screening for SCID combined with infection prophylaxis and subsequent treatment can prevent severe or deadly infections.Continue Reading ...
Red meat intake was strongly associated with an increased risk of kidney failure among Chinese adults in Singapore who were followed for an average of 15.5 years, a new report suggests. No association was found with intakes of poultry, fish, eggs, or dairy products, while soy and legumes appeared to be slightly protective.Continue Reading ...
The first small molecule targeted therapy for progressive hearing loss has been developed in a mouse model of USH3, an USH classified by progressive loss of hearing and vision starting in the first few decades of life along with variable balance disorder.Continue Reading ...
A mouse model has been developed that exhibits the neuropathological and behavioral features associated with the most common genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig\’s disease) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which are caused by a mutation in the C9ORF72 gene. The researchers hope that this model will leave to new potential therapies.Continue Reading ...
This inflammatory viral infection of the liver causes inflexible scar tissue to form. This in turn impedes blood flow through the organ, with resulting hypertension in the portal vein. Portal hypertension is responsible for most of the lethal complications of liver cirrhosis. A research group has now demonstrated that portal vein hypertension also diminishes once […]Continue Reading ...
Photodynamic therapy is an effective treatment for early-stage skin cancer. However, this therapy can cause patients severe pain. The reason for this was previous a mystery to researchers. Physiologists have now discovered that it is due to two specific ion channels.Continue Reading ...
A new study estimates the number of deaths that can be linked to differences in education, and finds that variation in the risk of death across education levels has widened considerably.Continue Reading ...
A procedure to treat acid reflux could help prevent chronic rejection in lung transplant patients, according to a new study.Continue Reading ...
Hundreds of NFL players have invested in using stem cells to treat injuries, a new article reports. The publication revealed one NFL linebacker \’paid $6,000 a pop for a 1-milliliter vial of donated placenta tissue containing stem cells to be injected into each of his beat-up knees.\’ Now new research shows that stem cells could […]Continue Reading ...
Strokes and heart attacks are rare for women with diabetes who use hormonal contraception, with the safest options being intrauterine devices (IUDs) and under-the-skin implants, new research shows.Continue Reading ...
Experiencing discrimination because of their race or health condition can influence just how much trust people put into the health profession. In fact, having these experiences was associated with a 53 percent increase in the chances that someone suffering from sickle cell disease will not follow their doctors\’ orders, says one researcher.Continue Reading ...
Umbilical cord blood transplants may have advantages beyond offering an alternative stem cell source for leukemia patients without a traditional donor match, according to a study.Continue Reading ...
New findings on differentiation and malignant transformation of B lymphocytes have been revealed by researchers. B lymphocytes represent a subgroup of the white blood cells, whose expansion after infection leads to germinal center formation. Within the germinal center, the \’light\’ zone selects the most highly functional germinal center B cells that have been generated in […]Continue Reading ...
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