Obstetrics & gynaecology

Link found between temperament of high-risk infants and obesity

Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes and who were easier to soothe as infants were at a higher risk to become obese children, according to a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics by University at Buffalo ...

Oncology & Cancer

Patient-reported symptoms offer insight for clinical trials

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators found that allowing patients to write, in their own words, about treatment-related symptoms they experienced while participating ...

Oncology & Cancer

New reference values for cancer patients' quality of life

Researchers and practitioners around the globe frequently use the EORTC questionnaire to measure self-reported quality of life in cancer patients. For the first time, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin ...

Neuroscience

Brain activity predicts fear of pain

Researchers applied a machine learning technique that could potentially translate patterns of activity in fear-processing brain regions into scores on questionnaires used to assess a patient's fear of pain. This neuroscientific ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Simple smartphone app that could help OCD sufferers

Imagine feeling anxious every time you touched a doorknob or dirty surface – maybe even spending hours washing and scrubbing your hands afterwards, sometimes until they bleed. For sufferers of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ...

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