For the first time, scientists have been able to image brain activity when people change their short-term beliefs, and to relate this brain activity to dopamine function in humans. UK scientists monitored brain activity when people changed simple beliefs about the causes of their perceptions, but the results may have important implications for understanding how […]Continue Reading ...
Does a new medicine or diagnostic test work? Is it safe? Should the government approve it and insurers pay for it? The answers are not as straightforward as they may seem – and the reasons are the subject of a new book by Karen J. Maschke, a research scholar at The Hastings Center, and Michael […]Continue Reading ...
A new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine reveals an increasing number of women are learning about their breast cancer diagnosis over the phone. It’s a finding that has prompted the MU School of Medicine to develop new training methods to better prepare future physicians to deliver negative news without being face-to-face […]Continue Reading ...
Rice University researchers, in a collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine and Houston nonprofit Technology For All (TFA), are developing a fleet of autonomous aerial drones that coordinate with each other to detect, track and model the environment and let neighborhoods know of airborne perils that can be especially hazardous following extreme weather events. Rice […]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 ...
“Cherry Blossom,” a 39-year-old woman worked as a hotel breakfast bar hostess around the start of the “Great Recession.” She lost her job, and three years later she was being interviewed to assess her struggles with her unemployment. She talked about her empty refrigerator. A study by University of Missouri researchers that began as a […]Continue Reading ...
Many patients want more information on the medicines they’re prescribed and greater say in the brands they use, the first major study of the burden of long-term medicine use has concluded. University of Kent pharmacy expert Professor Janet Krska carried out research into what makes long-term medicine use burdensome for patients and found that those […]Continue Reading ...
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 ...
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 ...
- Enemy number 1 – Air pollution and climate change top of WHO agenda
- Two Positive Phase III studies of Tafenoquine for the Radical Cure of Plasmodium vivax Malaria Published in The New England Journal of Medicine
- World Trade Center responders at increased risk for head and neck cancers
- Low-sugar diet leads to significant improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in boys
- Chaos in bodily regulation can optimize our immune system, finds study
- Short, text-based exercises can increase happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders
- Body size may have greater influence on women’s lifespan than men
- Groundbreaking tool helps visualize neuronal activity with near-infrared light
- Scientists discover new genetic mutations causing inherited deaf-blindness
- UC team designs new naloxone-dispensing smart device
- Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP and Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP
- Brain activity shows development of visual sensitivity in autism
- Two hour gap between dinner and sleep is overrated says Japanese research
- Fear and embarrassment are causing smear test numbers to plummet
- Protein-secreting device implanted in epileptic rats reduces seizures, improves cognition
- Reintroduction project recovers current wild population of green turtle in Cayman Islands
- Cancer survivors face greater financial burden related to medical bills
- PSA screening reduces prostate cancer deaths by 30%
- LSTM receives grant to help improve health of people living in informal settlements
- Hemochromatosis Mutation Linked to Other Morbidity