Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many Black men with 'normal' lung function may actually have emphysema

A significant percentage of Black men found to have normal lung function after race-based adjustments to spirometry were actually found to have emphysema on their computed tomography (CT) scans, according to research published ...

Genetics

A 'social' gene in fish could contain new clues to autism

Zebrafish are social creatures. When they see another member of their species, they'll orient towards them and swim closer, much like a human at a cocktail party turning to face someone who's telling a joke over a plate of ...

Attention deficit disorders

Detecting attention deficit disorder more accurately

Adult diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is based on inattention and impulsivity criteria. Just as the causes of ADHD have a biological basis, the discovery of biomarkers could help with diagnosing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

News, images from Afghanistan can trigger PTSD in military veterans

"A lot of our vets are extremely upset about the headlines in the news about Afghanistan," says Dr. Kagan, who is also a staff psychiatrist with the Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and medical ...

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