Pigeons have excellent vision and, it turns out, can be trained to identify malignant and benign breast tumors pretty much as a radiologist or a pathologist would — by looking at a mammogram or a slide from a biopsy.
Adding seaweed to processed foods such as frozen pizzas, hot dogs and dried pasta will reduce cardiovascular diseases, concludes a new scientific article.
Despite decades of research, however, scientists don’t know what makes the nuclear pore complex both high throughput and highly selective.
Why Consumers Often Err in Choosing Health Plans November 1, 2015 The Upshot November 1, 2015 Austin Frakt THE NEW HEALTH CARE It’s open enrollment season for almost every kind of health insurance in America. Millions of Americans using Medicare…
Gains in the American life span have slowed in recent years, according to a new report, with average annual death rates flattening for the first time since researchers started measuring them in the late 1960s.
Dogs, in particular, are a focus of research in the cancer community, after the preliminary mapping of the canine genome in 2005 and advances in veterinary medicine.
Cardiologists recently hailed early results of a study suggesting that many lives might be saved if people with high blood pressure got it down far below levels now recommended. They predicted swift changes in treatment practices. Patients rushed to call…
Concerning students’ knowledge on palliative care, the after evaluation showed a significantly higher paired proportions of students reporting on “improving patient quality of life” and “life-threatening illness.”
More and more these days, development offices at major cancer centers are teaching doctors to seize such opportunities to raise money for the medical center or for their own research.
In an unprecedented survey of more than 400 oncologists at 40 leading cancer centers, nearly half said they had been taught to identify wealthy patients who might be prospective donors.
Agitation and aggression are common in Alzheimer’s patients, and there is no known safe and effective treatment. Now researchers report that a combination drug already in use for treating certain neurological problems may be a better remedy. Dextromethorphan is a…