New clinical trial findings suggest that thousands of women who have a family history of breast cancer should be screened from the age of 35, rather than the current eligibility age of 40. Tyler Olson | Shutterstock The findings, which were gathered from 34 screening centers, suggest that changing the age of screening to 35 […]Continue Reading ...
ORLANDO, Fla. — Imagine going to the doctor and finding out before you leave the exam room how much your prescribed drug will cost, avoiding sticker shock at the pharmacy. Or what if you could wear a tiny device at the top of your back that would gently nudge you to sit up straight whenever […]Continue Reading ...
Mothers across the world use breast pumps to pump put the milk that is fed to their babies. A new study has revealed that these pumps may not be safe and may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause asthma in the babies later in life. The results of this study were published in the […]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 ...
There are ethical dilemmas in cases where a person is unresponsive after a major trauma but is awake within (unresponsive wakefulness syndrome) and when a person is brain dead or truly unconscious. In these cases stopping life support can be a tough decision. Researchers collaborating from different centres in France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the […]Continue Reading ...
A new study from French researchers has shown that diets comprising of “ultra-processed” foods are raising the risk of an early death. Ultra processed food is defined as food that is manufactured by multiple industrial processes and taken as snacks, ready-to-eat or heat meals or desserts. Chicken nuggets, and ultra-processed food. Image Credit: AS Food […]Continue Reading ...
A Rutgers study has found a significant increase in head and neck cancers among workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), pointing to newly emerging risks that require ongoing monitoring and treatment of those who were exposed during the initial response. The study, which is the […]Continue Reading ...
Findings of a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine will enable more targeted screening and prevention efforts for youth at greater suicide risk According to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, nearly four in ten of all youth who died by suicide in 16 states between 2009 […]Continue Reading ...
Study is first to analyze public health impact of emerging personal transportation option UCLA researchers have found that people involved in electric scooter accidents are sometimes injured badly enough — from fractures, dislocated joints and head injuries — to require treatment in an emergency department. The researchers examined data from 249 people who were treated […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 7 2019 The grandchildren of adolescent mothers have lower school readiness scores than their peers, according to a study published February 6, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Elizabeth Wall-Wieler of Stanford University, USA, and colleagues at the University of Manitoba. Previous studies have established that children born to adolescent mothers are […]Continue Reading ...
MDMA or ecstasy is a popular rave drug used in party circuits to generate euphoria and become more sociable. Researchers from the University of Exeter and University College London have also been studying this recreation drug of abuse for its possible medicinal use in post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol de-addiction. This new study […]Continue Reading ...
National Eye Institute scientists led a collaborative study and zeroed in on genes associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss and blindness among people age 65 and older. These findings provide a more expanded and in-depth picture of the genetic contributions to AMD, and they present new pathways for treatment […]Continue Reading ...
Visualizing your significant other may be just as helpful as having them in the room with you when it comes to managing the body’s cardiovascular response to stress When faced with a stressful situation, thinking about your romantic partner may help keep your blood pressure under control just as effectively as actually having your significant […]Continue Reading ...
Seattle residents who live in waterfront neighborhoods tend to have healthier diets compared to those who live along Interstate-5 and Aurora Avenue, according to new research on social disparities from the University of Washington School of Public Health. The study used local data to model food consumption patterns by city block. Weekly servings of salad […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 — A new study is raising the question of whether certain cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes drugs could help manage mental illnesses like schizophrenia. The findings come from a study of over 142,000 Swedish patients with serious mental illnesses — including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The researchers found that those patients […]Continue Reading ...
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