Company to test whether digital signals can track pain

A US company, Evidation Health, has announced the launch of a 10,000 person chronic pain study aimed to quantify chronic pain and develop digital...

Study ties clot lysis time to heart attack, CVD death risk...

Researchers from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom have reported on their findings from an investigation as to whether or not there...

Only two weeks left to submit practice cost studies

With the deadline looming for healthcare professionals to complete the surveys for current practice cost studies as required by SAMA and the SAPPF, doctors have been...

Active surveillance OK for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

For patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, active surveillance seems reasonable and cost-effective, according to a study published in the February issue of The Journal...

Acne linked to increased risk of major depressive disorder

Acne is associated with increased probability of developing major depressive disorder (MDD), with risk highest within one year of diagnosis. In a research letter published...

Premature dementia risk may be up in survivors of heart defects

A study published online this week in Circulation has suggested that congenital heart disease (CHD) is associated with increased risk of dementia in adults.. Carina...

Blood assay, ultrasound combo leads to better liver cancer detection

Pairing ultrasound with a blood test to detect high alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels demonstrated up to a 40 percent improvement in detecting early-stage liver...

Screening for ovarian cancer not recommended in asymptomatic women

The harms associated with screening for ovarian cancer outweigh its documented benefits, according to a new recommendation by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) The...

Mobile health applications jeopardize user privacy

Researchers at the University of Piraeus (Greece) and Rovira i Virgili University (URV; Tarragona, Spain) conducted a study that evaluated 20 popular mobile health...

EHRs not sufficient to ensure success in value-based care

Electronic health records (EHRs) are not sufficient to ensure success in value-based care, according to an article published in Medical Economics. Noting that many leaders of physician...

Noise pollution may increase CV risk

Noise caused by transportation disrupts the body on the cellular level, contributing to the development of CV risks such as CAD, arterial hypertension, stroke...

CET beneficial for adults with autism

For adults with autism spectrum disorder, cognitive enhancement therapy (CET) is associated with significant differential increases in neurocognitive function relative to enriched supportive therapy (EST) and increased...

Walking benefits eliminated by traffic pollution

Short-term exposure to traffic pollution prevents the beneficial cardiopulmonary effects of walking in people with COPD, ischaemic heart disease, and those free from chronic...

Yoga benefits for metabolic syndrome confirmed

A new study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports and led by Dr. Parco M. Siu, from the University of Hong Kong in...

Modified test for Parkinson’s, dementia with Lewy bodies

National Institutes of Health scientists developing a rapid, practical test for the early diagnosis of prion diseases have modified the assay to offer the possibility of improving...

Placebo prescribed honestly help cancer survivors manage symptoms

In a new study, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Harvard Medical School have found that the power of placebos, even when fully...

Pre-op breathing training prevents post-op pneumonia

Researchers at Launceston General Hospital (Australia), the University of Melbourne (UNIMELB; Parkville, Australia), and other institutions conducted a study to assess the efficacy of...

T2DM signs may be present 20 years before diagnosis

Risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with subtle elevations of glucose and lipids more than 20 years before diagnosis, according to a study...