When it comes to a cancer diagnosis, timing can be everything – the sooner it's found, the more treatable it is. But when and how often should someone get screened?
Cancer May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A physician's choice of words when talking with family members about whether or not to try cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if a critically ill patient's heart stops may influence the decision, according to a study by ...
Other May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Mutations in a gene involved in bone development appear to cause certain severe forms of bone loss, a finding that could lead to new therapies for the common bone-thinning disorder osteoporosis, ...
Genetics May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A new, free iPad application developed at UCLA helps women navigate through the sometimes confusing process of selecting a birth control method without sacrificing quality of information. The app is appealing to look at, ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology May 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
As if the story of breakthrough research were not enough, there is the story of the researcher. The accomplishment, in this case, is a rapid test for detecting devastating bacterial infections. The researcher ...
Medical research May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
It was a controversial move when a health insurer began requiring people who were obese to literally pay the price of not doing anything about their weight – but it worked, a new study finds.
Health May 08, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
The death toll from the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China has risen to 31, according to official figures, with four more people dying of the virus in China's eastern provinces.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A study by Stephanie Cosentino, Ph.D., of Columbia University, New York, and colleagues examines the relationship between families with exceptional longevity and cognitive impairment consistent with Alzheimer disease.
Neuroscience May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Physicians from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the University of Calgary have published a review article in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) to help family doctors diagnose and treat fibromy ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Living with someone with schizophrenia can have a positive impact on their family, according to a preliminary study by QUT.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 03, 2013 | 2 / 5 (2) | 0
The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
A Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) study shows a mind-body class elective for medical students helps increase their self-compassion and ability to manage thoughts and tasks more effectively. The study, published ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The world population could top 8 billion in the year 2023 if current growth rates remain constant, according to United Nations figures. However, if global fertility rates slow more quickly than expected, there could be up ...
Health Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A UCLA-led study of adolescents receiving treatment for methamphetamine dependence has found that girls are more likely to continue using the drug during treatment than boys, suggesting that new approaches are needed for ...
Addiction Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
China's deadly outbreak of H7N9 bird flu has spread to the central province of Hunan, local health authorities said Saturday, the third announcement in three days of a case in a new location.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0