August 14, 2018 As kids head back to school this year, many of them will be struggling. According to national statistics, we lose more than 2,000 children and teens per year to suicide. Experts say parents who check in regularly with their child could have a life-saving conversation. “A conversation about depression or suicide is […]Continue Reading ...
I’ve been lucky in my life to have broken only one bone when I was 6 years old. The accident happened on the school playground when a classmate decided I was less fun to hang out with than another child who had yelled an invitation across the tarmac. In a flash, my “friend” was running off to […]Continue Reading ...
Eleven minutes into the interview, Matthew Lungren, MD, gets the question he’s come to expect about his specialty: Should radiologists be concerned that artificial intelligence will take their jobs? A radiologist and associate director of the Stanford Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging, Lungren is among nine attendees and speakers at Stanford Medicine’s […]Continue Reading ...
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Pruitt Resigns as EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under a cloud of allegations about legal and ethical violations. They include questions about his spending abuses, close ties with lobbyists, […]Continue Reading ...
June 8, 2018 According to a new study, those who feel greater certainty that a prospective romantic partner reciprocates their interest will put more effort into seeing that person again, while rating the possible date as more sexually attractive than they would if they were less certain about the prospective date’s romantic intentions. Published in […]Continue Reading ...
The NIDDK received congressional authorization for three information clearinghouses as described below as well as the Weight-control Information Network. You can access legislative information about NIDDK Information Clearinghouses at uscode.house.gov. The NIDDK provides public inquiry response services and health information via: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Health Information Center Online […]Continue Reading ...
May 21, 2018 With the Government set to invest an additional £20 million into the research, diagnosis and development of treatments for brain tumors, we need to talk more about how we are going to find the next blockbuster treatments for these devastating diseases. Nearly 11,500 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor every year […]Continue Reading ...
April 16, 2018 It’s been almost 30 years since Salt-N-Pepa implored Americans to set their puritanical misgivings aside and talk about sex, and yet we still struggle with the subject; that fact is abundantly clear when you consider national HPV vaccination rates. While the government-funded initiative Healthy People 2020 has targeted an 80 percent HPV […]Continue Reading ...
Patients with advanced cancer who spoke with a trained nonclinical worker about personal goals for care were more likely to talk with doctors about their preferences, report higher satisfaction with their care and incur lower health costs in their final month of life, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers report. The findings, from a pilot […]Continue Reading ...
July 13, 2018 Previous studies have shown that when all members of the clinical care team feel comfortable speaking up, team performance improves. With intimate knowledge of patients’ wishes, medical histories and clinical conditions, patients and their families are increasingly considered crucial members of the optimal patient-centered care team. However, to have an impact on […]Continue Reading ...
June 14, 2018 An international team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has conducted what is believed to be the largest detailed published study of people with a poorly understood skin condition known as prurigo nodularis (PN). Such studies collect information on a whole subset of people at once and at a particular point in […]Continue Reading ...
Vampires are real, and they exist in all pockets of society. But is drinking blood safe? What does the science say about sipping on blood? We humans, we’re all just flesh and blood. And as we’ve already covered the costs of consuming flesh, let’s have some banter about imbibing blood. Inside your vessels (blood vessels […]Continue Reading ...
June 1, 2018 Question: when is a chicken more important than a sick person? Answer: when you’re four years old, according to research from The University of Queensland. A team from the UQ School of Psychology examined moral reasoning in children aged 10 and under. Dr Dan Crimston said a child’s ‘moral circle’ becomes more […]Continue Reading ...
May 15, 2018 While data privacy has been a much-talked about topic lately–with questions still lingering about how giants like Facebook and Google are sharing our personal information–much less has been said about how we are going to manage digital information about our health in the future, particularly digital recordings of doctors’ visits. In an […]Continue Reading ...
April 5, 2018 It’s hard enough for parents to have “the talk” about sexual health with their kids, but parents of LGBTQ children feel especially uncomfortable and unequipped when they try to educate them about sex and dating, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The study examined parents’ attitudes toward talking about sexual health with […]Continue Reading ...
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