A lot of patients with arteries clogged by cholesterol aren’t taking their statins, a new study by researchers at the School of Medicine has found. That boosts their risk of death, the study said. More than a third of patients with cardiovascular disease who have been prescribed statins to reduce cholesterol failed to take them daily, […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 21 2019 Only half of GP practice buildings in England are fit for purpose, with surgeries too small to meet the demands of growing populations, a major survey on practice premises from the British Medical Association (BMA) has found. The survey of more than 1,000 practices in England asked doctors and practice managers about […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers look at how mothers and fathers control themselves (and their rising anger) in difficult interactions with their teenagers The field of adolescent psychology is increasingly focused on parents, with researchers asking how mothers and fathers control themselves (and their rising anger) in difficult interactions with their children. As anyone who has raised a teenager […]Continue Reading ...
While sleep questionnaires are commonly completed by children and their parents, there has been a lack of data comparing the validity of these self-reported sleep parameters. A new study indicates that these sleep characteristics are relatively accurate compared to one another, and they vary only slightly from objective sleep measures. Results show that when compared […]Continue Reading ...
To what extent is our personality an adaptation to our appearance or even our physique? A team of scientists at the University of Göttingen has investigated this question. Their results: it depends – on our gender and on which behavior. The study was published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. Previous theories of a […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 14 2019 Introducing physician-assisted suicide would fundamentally change the doctor-patient relationship, finds a major new poll for Care Not Killing. The survey of over 2,000 members of the public found high levels of concern about vulnerable people feeling pressure to end their lives with four in 10 saying changing the law risks normalizing suicide. […]Continue Reading ...
Research team from the University of Jena (Germany) clarifies the mechanism of gliotoxin, a mycotoxin from the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. The researchers present their findings in the current issue of the specialist journal Cell Chemical Biology. It is everywhere – and it is extremely dangerous for people with a weakened immune system. The fungus Aspergillus […]Continue Reading ...
Human tissues experience a variety of mechanical stimuli that can affect their ability to carry out their physiological functions, such as protecting organs from injury. The controlled application of such stimuli to living tissues in vivo and in vitro has now proven instrumental to studying the conditions that lead to disease. At EPFL, Selman Sakar’s […]Continue Reading ...
With their ability to treat a wide a variety of diseases, spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) are poised to revolutionize medicine. But before these digitally designed nanostructures can reach their full potential, researchers need to optimize their various components. A Northwestern University team led by nanotechnology pioneer Chad A. Mirkin has developed a direct route to […]Continue Reading ...
Sociologists at the University of Bamberg analyze employment biographies Numerous studies have suggested that job loss and unemployment lead to poorer health. Sociologists at the University of Bamberg are now continuing this research and have set out to answer whether job loss still has health-related consequences even if it occurred decades ago and subsequent employment […]Continue Reading ...
Children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in their blood or urine than children from homes where these materials are not present, according to a new Duke University-led study. The researchers presented their findings Sunday, Feb. 17 […]Continue Reading ...
A lot of patients with arteries clogged by cholesterol aren’t taking their statins, Stanford researchers have found. That boosts their risk of death, according to a new study. More than a third of patients with cardiovascular disease who have been prescribed statins to reduce cholesterol failed to take them daily, according to a review of […]Continue Reading ...
It’s no secret that doctors spend increasing amounts of time in front of computers rather than patients. But what does this mean for medical trainees? That question is at the heart of recent research by Jonathan Chen, MD, PhD, and Jason Ku Wang, who graduated from Stanford last year with a bachelor’s degree in mathematical […]Continue Reading ...
Using data from Bristol’s Children of the 90s study the research is one of a series from the University of Bristol, that examines a parental personality attribute known as the ‘locus of control’. This is a psychological measure of how much someone believes that they have control over the outcome of events in their life […]Continue Reading ...
Over the last several years, Stanford food allergy expert Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, and her team have demonstrated that oral immunotherapy allows patients to build tolerance to their food allergy triggers. The treatment, once completed, can be life-changing. Instead of carefully avoiding trace amounts of foods such as peanuts or milk, patients can finally eat […]Continue Reading ...
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