Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Can a calculator predict your risk of dementia?

Canadian researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa, the Bruyère Research Institute and ICES have built and validated an online calculator that empowers individuals 55 and over to better understand the ...

Medical research

Strength in numbers shown in ambulatory care metrics

The difference made to health care quality measurement by voluntary data sharing across a region's health systems and ambulatory care practices is examined in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association by ...

Vaccination

Russia says Sputnik V virus vaccine 95% effective

Russia said Tuesday its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was 95 percent effective and would be cheaper and easier to store than some alternatives, as the global race heats up to develop a jab.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New miniature system to study kidney and intestine function

Researchers at Utrecht University have developed a new organ-on-a-chip: a device to mimic and study kidneys and intestines in miniature format. The device is the result of a special collaboration between pharmacology and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Quantifying the impact of interventions

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS) and the University of Göttingen have now succeeded in analyzing the German COVID-19 case numbers with respect to past containment measures ...

Oncology & Cancer

Geography of childhood cancer in Switzerland studied

While cancer is rare in children, it is the second most common cause of death during childhood in Switzerland and other European countries. In Switzerland, about 250 children and adolescents under the age of 16 are diagnosed ...

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