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New curriculum to improve soft skills in schools boosts children’s health and behavior

July 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A trial of a new curriculum to improve soft skills in secondary school children has shown that it can boost their physical health and behavior, as well as changing their career aspirations. The Healthy Minds curriculum, includes elements on building […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Why you should take a peek at your doctor’s notes on your health

June 19, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Pamela DeSalvo read the clinical note from her doctor’s visit, the words on the page hit her hard: “clinically morbidly obese.” She knew she was overweight, but seeing those three words together shocked her. It also inspired her to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Why sleeping with the TV on could cause weight gain

June 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Exposure to artificial light at night while sleeping may be a risk factor for weight gain and the development of obesity, according to a study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study findings suggest that lowering artificial light exposure […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Patients with bipolar disorder are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson’s

May 23, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Parkinson’s disease is a complex disease characterized by involuntary tremors and muscular difficulties. However, it has recently become apparent that the disease does not only impair motor control, but also affects a whole range of non-motor systems. More specifically, Parkinson’s […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Maternal nut consumption during pregnancy linked to improvements in neurodevelopment in children

May 7, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The study was carried out in Spain and included over 2,200 mother and child pairs enrolled in cohorts belonging to the INMA Project located in Asturias, Guipuzcoa, Sabadell and Valencia. Information on maternal nut intake was obtained from questionnaires on […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Alternative treatment for epileptic seizures in children identified

May 7, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Every day in the UK, 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy, affecting over 600,000 people. Many people with a new diagnosis of epilepsy will experience memory and other cognitive problems. The cause of these problems is unknown. It has an […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists untangle the brain’s life-support network

March 27, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The portion of the brain known as the hypothalamus is small but mighty — it controls fundamental behaviors and physiology that are essential for survival. These include eating and drinking, sexual and defensive behaviors, sleep, and physiological control of things […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New survey indicates need of attention to neglected tropical diseases

March 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Although neglected diseases account for 11% of the global disease burden, they are targeted by only a small proportion of the new drugs developed every year. Between January 2012 and September 2018, a total of 256 new drugs entered the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial neural networks can predict how different areas in the brain respond to words

March 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Can artificial intelligence (AI) help us understand how the brain understands language? Can neuroscience help us understand why AI and neural networks are effective at predicting human perception? Research from Alexander Huth and Shailee Jain from The University of Texas […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Skin diseases are more common than we think

March 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

To include people who never or rarely seek medical aid, the study did not rely on health insurance data, but rather on data collected at the Munich Oktoberfest in Germany. Screening examinations were performed randomly on participating visitors. Of the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Marine bacteria offer new weapon against melanoma

March 14, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Melanoma accounts for just 1 percent of skin cancer cases. However, melanoma causes the majority of skin cancer deaths, primarily because once it metastasizes, there are limited treatment options. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Novel drug shows potential to prevent sepsis progression

March 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Research into a new breakthrough therapy in the fight against sepsis has shown that the drug has potential to stop all sepsis-causing bacteria from triggering organ damage in the early stages of the condition. The pre-clinical trial of InnovoSep, carried […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Researchers develop new way to deliver person-centered care

March 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and University of Cambridge have developed a way to help people with progressive conditions receive better person-centered care. From overcoming boredom or loneliness to knowing what to expect in the future, the team […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, even in those most at risk

March 7, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The furor surrounding vaccines and their relationship with autism has been rumbling along for decades. A paper published in 1998 first described a link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. Both the findings and the lead […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

This sleep disorder puts people at ‘very high risk’ of Parkinson’s

March 6, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicate that every year, approximately 50,000 people in the United States learn that they have Parkinson’s disease, a neurological condition that affects a person’s motor function and exposes them to other neurodegenerative […]