Biomedical technology

AI-assisted device could soon replace traditional stethoscopes

Stethoscopes are among doctors' most important instruments, yet there have not been any essential improvements to the device since the 1960s. Now, researchers at Aalto University have developed a device that analyzes a broad ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Money can't buy love – or friendship

While researchers have suggested that individuals who base their self-worth on their financial success often feel lonely in everyday life, a newly published study by the University at Buffalo and Harvard Business School has ...

Overweight & Obesity

Small cash rewards pay off in weight loss plans

People who received small cash bonuses for their degree of participation in an Internet weight loss program shed more pounds than those who were not offered bonuses and they kept much of the weight off, according to a new ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Topical treatment effective for toenail fungal infection

(HealthDay)—Once daily topical efinaconazole is effective in treating fungal infections of the toenail, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prior alcohol consumption does not impair HCV treatment

(HealthDay)—For patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) treated with pegylated interferon-alpha and ribavirin (P/R), drinking patterns and the amount of alcohol consumed before treatment do not impact treatment success, according ...

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