Medical research

How much value do people place on clinical genomic testing?

As the debate around privacy and access to personal medical history continues, new research provides insights into the value people place on clinical genomic testing and the factors that influence its uptake.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN: COVID-19 deaths for people over 80 are 5 times average

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing "untold fear and suffering" for older people around the world who are dying at a higher rate, and especially for those over age 80, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

In crisis, people trust feelings over facts

A study conducted by two associate professors of marketing at The University of Texas at Arlington shows that people are more likely to base decisions on anecdotal information instead of facts when they feel anxious and vulnerable.

Cardiology

Blood transfusion practices should be revisited

Restricting blood transfusion guidelines may save both lives and money, according to a study presented at CHEST 2019, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, held from Oct. 19 to 23 in New Orleans.

Medications

More U.K. pharmacies giving patients pill organizers

Pharmacies in the United Kingdom are giving out twice as many pill organizers as they were 10 years ago, according to a study published online July 27 in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

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