Medical research

Family blood mystery solved

In the late 1970s, a man with an unexplained high hemoglobin level (Hb) was referred to Namsos Hospital north of Trondheim, Norway. It turned out that four members of his family had the same condition. Doctor Kjell Kanel√łnning ...

Cancer

A touch of kindness works wonders for cancer patients

For those grappling with a disease such as cancer, a kinder approach from medical staff and those around them could go a long way to not only improving their treatment but also helping improve their chances of recovery.

Health

Social isolation puts elderly at health risk

One in five elderly adults is socially isolated from family or friends, increasing their risks for poor mental and physical health, as well as higher rates of mortality, according to a University of Michigan study.

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