People robbed of the ability to talk due to a stroke or another medical condition may soon have real hope of regaining a voice thanks to technology that harnesses brain activity to produce synthesized speech, researchers said on Wednesday. Reuters He…
Researchers found that odor-detecting sensors in the nose are also present in the taste cells on our tongue.
Older children and those using a spacer with a mouthpiece, rather than a mask, were particularly likely to skip a critical step in their inhaler technique. Medscape Medical News
Colleges can be a hotbed for germs with so many students living in close quarters. So making sure your teen knows the symptoms of certain health conditions — especially more serious ones — and what to do are crucial.
(Reuters Health) – Homemade kits used to train bystanders to step in and stop bleeding after a gunshot wound could save lives, a new report suggests.
(Reuters Health) – In the wake of violent events like mass shootings or natural disasters, people who watch the most media coverage of the story are more likely to show post-traumatic stress symptoms months later, a small U.S. study suggests.
The AAMC said it is studying how burnout and the aging physician population may affect the healthcare workforce. More than 40% of the current physician workforce is age 55 or older, the group said. Medscape Medical News
New therapeutic approaches are providing hope that patients can show improvement and can benefit from various interventions even years after injury, a new review of the field indicates. Medscape Medical News
The study found that, far from decreasing, the rate of drinking and binge drinking in pregnancy actually rose slightly from levels reported in 2011-2013.
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A new study examined APS at the cellular level and found that two drugs reduced development of blood clots in mice affected with the condition.
The results mean that for older women who take antibiotics for two months or more, 6 per 1,000 would go on to develop heart disease, compared with 3 in 1,000 among those who did not take the drugs.
Postmarket data show a significantly increased risk of stroke or death when the Wingspan intracranial stent system is used outside the approved indications. News Alerts
Symptoms of an infected wound can include increasing pain, redness, and swelling in the affected area. A person may be able to treat minor wound infections at home. However, people with more severe symptoms or larger wounds should seek medical attentio…
Measles was thought to have been a relic of the past, so most young parents haven’t witnessed the disease, so they don’t realize how dangerous it is, experts said.
In the era of widespread opioid abuse, narcotic diversion by staff highlights need for enhanced drug storage security and monitoring of drug-dispensing systems at hospitals. Medscape Medical News
The latest research is focusing on inhibiting or boosting various metabolites of gut bacteria rather than targeting the microbiome itself, a new review reports. Medscape Medical News
By injecting cells that support blood vessel growth into muscles depleted by inactivity, researchers say they are able to help restore muscle mass lost as a result of immobility.
Doctors use novel software to increase quality assurance in radiation therapy. This allows radiation oncologists to assess targeting and dosing of radiation in real time as treatment progresses.
Australian researchers have discovered a new molecular pathway in the brain that triggers more weight gain in times of stress.