There is no strong evidence that vitamin D protects against pregnancy-induced high blood pressure (hypertension) or pre-eclampsia, conclude researchers today.
A charity that provides nursery care for children who have to stay in hospital has been set up.
TORONTO (Reuters) – Marijuana sales will become legal in Canada beginning October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to legalize its recreational use.
(Reuters Health) – Older adults who are faster on their feet may be less likely to suffer cognitive problems after heart surgery than patients who have difficulty walking, a Japanese study suggests.
Excess caution after a Pennsylvania decision about informed consent may unnecessarily burden physicians and sideline other qualified medical professionals, say lawyers who studied the case. Medscape Medical News
Before online learning existed, the traditional lecture was the only option for college courses. Students who skipped class risked missing valuable information. Researchers found that online content accompanied by weekly class meetings — a ‘blended’ c…
Rhesus macaque monkeys infected in utero with Zika virus develop similar brain pathology to human infants. The findings may open up new ways to study the infection in an animal model.
(Reuters Health) – Children and adults who take five commonly prescribed types of antibiotics may be more likely to develop kidney stones than people who don’t use these medicines, a recent study suggests.
Engineers have created an electronic ‘skin’ in an effort to restore a real sense of touch for amputees using prosthetics.
Researchers call for modernizing the way Medicare pays for training nurses, and highlight a successful new model of cost-effectively training more advanced practice nurses to practice community-based primary care.
Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate after chemotherapy reduces hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, according to new findings.
A scientist says the natural evolution of social organizations into larger and more complex communities exhibiting distinct hierarchies can be predicted from the same law of physics that gives rise to tree branches and river deltas — a concept called …
Amid the rise of CRISPR and genome editing, scientists are still learning more about DNA repair and its significance in aging and diseases such as cancer.
Researchers have developed a new method for correcting the errors that creep into DNA barcodes — labels used in a wide range of biological experiments — yielding far more accurate results and paving the way for more ambitious medical research in the …
Two-thirds of the healthcare providers joining the US workforce by 2030 will be nurse practitioners or physician assistants, which will change roles and relationships. Medscape Medical News
TORONTO (Reuters) – Cannabis sales will become legal in Canada from October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to legalize recreational use or marijuana.
The World Health Organization will recognize “gaming disorder” as a diagnosable condition, a decision that has sparked controversy among psychiatric experts.
The National Guideline Clearinghouse website will shut down July 16 and its content will no longer be available, owing to lack of federal funding. Medscape Medical News
The news comes amid intense criticism of the policy that calls for the separation of children from their parents at the US border. Physicians say the children could experience long-term effects. Medscape Medical News
Over time, half of the people taking certain drugs for Parkinson’s disease may develop impulse control disorders such as compulsive gambling, shopping or eating, according to a new study.