Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds new factors linked to suicide

First-of-its-kind study used machine learning and health data from the entire Danish population to create sex-specific suicide risk profiles, illuminating the complex mix of factors that may predict suicide.

Health

Rural population underrepresented among medical students

(HealthDay)—In 2017, less than 5 percent of all incoming medical students were rural students, according to a study published in the December issue of Health Affairs, a theme issue on rural health.

Diabetes

Why people buy, trade, donate medications on the black market

Altruism and a lack of access and affordability are three reasons why people with chronic illnesses are turning to the "black market" for medicines and supplies, new research shows. Scientists at University of Utah Health ...

Cardiology

Racial differences seen with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

(HealthDay)—Racial differences in disease expression and adverse clinical outcomes exist between black and white patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in JAMA Cardiology.

Oncology & Cancer

New methodology developed to monitor patients with glioblastoma

Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive brain tumor in adults. Currently, it can be treated with neurosurgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Still, the median life expectancy of patients affected with this pathology is ...

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Medicine

Medicine is the art and science of healing. It encompasses a range of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.

Contemporary medicine applies health science, biomedical research, and medical technology to diagnose and treat injury and disease, typically through medication, surgery, or some other form of therapy. The word medicine is derived from the Latin ars medicina, meaning the art of healing.

Though medical technology and clinical expertise are pivotal to contemporary medicine, successful face-to-face relief of actual suffering continues to require the application of ordinary human feeling and compassion, known in English as bedside manner.

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