Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Low back pain is prevalent among workers and may be underreported

Low back pain affects more than a quarter of working adults, often affecting their ability to work. However, these estimates may be underreported. Survey findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Health

Minimal benefit for decision aid about prolonged ventilation

(HealthDay)—A personalized web-based decision aid about prolonged mechanical ventilation does not improve prognostic concordance between clinicians and surrogate decision makers, according to a study published online Jan. ...

Addiction

Study shows high costs of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a common condition with a high economic impact in both children and adults, concludes an updated review in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American ...

Medical research

Making collective sense of brainwaves

The lack of tools to pinpoint anomalies in large datasets that vary through time sparked a search by KAUST scientists for new efficiencies to help brain research.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Prevalence of eating disorders taken from largest sample in the US

Biological Psychiatry has published a new study revising the outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the United States (US). The new estimates were based on a nationally-representative sample of 36,309 ...

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