Cardiology

ACP advises point-of-care ultrasound to aid diagnosis of dyspnea

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute dyspnea with diagnostic uncertainty, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can be a helpful addition to the standard diagnostic pathway, according to a new clinical guideline issued by the ...

Health

Portugal's euthanasia law goes for constitutional review

Portugal's president on Thursday asked the country's Constitutional Court to evaluate a recent law passed by parliament that allows euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill and gravely injured people.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why 'playing hard to get' may actually work

We tend to like people who like us—a basic human trait that psychologists have termed "reciprocity of attraction." This principle generally works well to start relationships because it reduces the likelihood of rejection. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Diagnostic uncertainty in children with fever impacts NHS resources

The management of febrile illness (fever) in children has a substantial impact on National Health Services resources, predominantly due to diagnostic uncertainty resulting from a lack of accurate tests to distinguish between ...

Medical research

Technological breakthrough paves the way for better drugs

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed the first method for directly measuring the extent to which drugs reach their targets in the cell. The method, which is described in the scientific journal Science, ...

Health

Germany approves bill to protect male circumcision

(AP)—German lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that explicitly permits male infant circumcision, ending months of legal uncertainty after a court ruling that the practice amounts to bodily harm led to an outcry from Jewish ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New fight needed against killer malaria in Asia

Asia is hit with 30 million cases of malaria a year resulting in 42,000 deaths, a report said Friday as experts called for an urgent response to the disease which stalks billions in the region.

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