The most common tests for glaucoma can underestimate the severity of the condition by not detecting the presence of central vision loss, according to a new Columbia University study. The study, published Nov. 8 in JAMA Ophthalmology, found that administering a variation of the visual field test that better assesses macular damage can improve diagnosis […]Continue Reading ...
People with diabetes from deprived backgrounds in England are twice as likely to end up in hospital with a major cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke as those from more affluent communities, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in […]Continue Reading ...
Drugs most commonly prescribed to patients seen by primary care physicians are not often tested in the patients who go to these clinics, where most people receive their care, say investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and Yale School of Medicine. The study, published in the September edition of Journal of General Internal Medicine, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Ficebo Group In a landmark study published this week in the BMJ, Finnish researchers showed that one of the most common surgical procedures in the Western world is probably unnecessary. Keyhole surgeries of the shoulder are useless for patients with shoulder impingement, the most common diagnosis in patients with shoulder pain. The Finnish Shoulder […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 — Most women undergoing elective egg freezing (EEF) are without partners, reflecting different life circumstances, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, held July 1 to 4 in Barcelona, Spain. Marcia Inhorn, Ph.D., from Yale University in New Haven, Conn., […]Continue Reading ...
The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto. Credit: St. Michael’s Hospital The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led […]Continue Reading ...
May 9, 2018 Equal subsidies “surprisingly powerful,” in promoting use of gold-standard medications, new study shows. Toronto – Gonzalo Romero shocked himself when his doctoral research in 2013 showed that under some conditions giving pharmaceutical companies identical subsidies was the best way to get the most current disease-fighting treatments into the hands of consumers who […]Continue Reading ...
March 27, 2018 Researchers have identified a previously unknown feature of human anatomy with implications for the function of all organs, most tissues and the mechanisms of most major diseases. Published March 27 in Scientific Reports, a new study co-led by an NYU School of Medicine pathologist reveals that layers of the body long thought […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 3 2018 Tuesday, 2 October 2018 marks the first ever World Stomach Day, an international initiative to raise awareness and support for one of our most vital organs. A sophisticated organ with a unique physiology, biochemistry, immunology and microbiology, the stomach is an integrated part of the digestive system that acts as a reservoir […]Continue Reading ...
August 20, 2018 About 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed annually with head, neck, nasal and oral cancers. Most are treated with radiation, and of those, 70-80 percent develop a painful and debilitating side effect called severe oral mucositis (SOM). While some drugs are available to treat SOM once it develops, none can prevent […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Adults with autism face many challenges, and one of the biggest is finding and keeping a job. More than two-thirds of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed, and a new survey identifies some of the most significant barriers—and benefits—to work. People with autism reported that “the most important factors in being able to get […]Continue Reading ...
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Neurology for June 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice. Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency FRIDAY, June 29, […]Continue Reading ...
June 6, 2018 The Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI) today launched an ambitious new project to build the world’s most advanced real-time high-speed video camera, the key to understanding new techniques that use light and sound to treat some of the most lethal forms of cancer. Business Secretary Greg Clark today launched the Rosalind Franklin Institute […]Continue Reading ...
Test yourself: which of these is the form of the lowercase “g” you see in printed materials almost every day? Credit: Johns Hopkins University Despite seeing it millions of times in pretty much every picture book, every novel, every newspaper and every email message, people are essentially unaware of the more common version of the […]Continue Reading ...
March 6, 2018 Sporting-related cervical fractures increased by 35 percent from 2000 to 2015, mainly due to an increase in cycling-related injuries, according to research presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Men experienced the most fractures due to cycling, while the most common cause of fractures in […]Continue Reading ...
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- Researchers create noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire
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- Scientists develop new stem cell line to study conversion of stem cells into muscle
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