Oncology & Cancer

Can a second opinion make a difference?

Your doctor may be the smartest, most compassionate, thoughtful person in the world—a leading specialist or someone you've trusted for years. But you shouldn't let that stop you from getting a second opinion.

Health

Study examines attitudes toward transgender athletes

As several states draft legislation that would force student-athletes to play as their gender identified on their birth certificate instead of on a team that matches their gender identity, a team of political scientists investigated ...

Neuroscience

Here's what happens in the brain when we disagree

We've all been there. You are in the middle of a heated disagreement when you lose respect for the opposing party. Whether it is about the latest election or childcare, you feel like your considered arguments are not appreciated—perhaps ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Strength of conviction won't help to persuade when people disagree

If you disagree with someone, it might not make any difference how certain they say they are, as during disagreement your brain's sensitivity to the strength of people's beliefs is reduced, finds a study led by UCL and City, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Expert second opinion improves reliability of melanoma diagnoses

Getting a reliable diagnosis of melanoma can be a significant challenge for pathologists. The diagnosis relies on a pathologist's visual assessment of biopsy material on microscopic slides, which can often be subjective. ...

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