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The doctor will email you now, and patients like it

Patients like it and so do health organizations, but electronic communications in clinical care will likely not be widely adopted by primary care physicians...

Junior doctor changeover likely to drive August reduction in quality and...

New research suggests that failure by junior doctors in their annual changeover period to identify deteriorating patients and poor prioritisation skills are likely to...

New stem cell gene therapy gives hope to prevent inherited neurological...

Scientists from The University of Manchester have used stem cell gene therapy to treat a fatal genetic brain disease in mice for the first...

Placebo effect largely ignored in psychological intervention studies

Many brain-training companies tout the scientific backing of their products – the laboratory studies that reveal how their programs improve your brainpower. But according...

Sugar makes cancer light-up in MRI scanners

A new technique for detecting cancer by imaging the consumption of sugar with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been unveiled by UCL scientists. The...

Next-gen ‘Smart’ Stem Cells Show Promise in Heart Failure Patients

Translating a Mayo Clinic stem-cell discovery, an international team has demonstrated that therapy with cardiopoietic (cardiogenically-instructed) or "smart" stem cells can improve heart health...

Dental anesthesia may stunt wisdom teeth

Researchers from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine have discovered a statistical association between the injection of local dental anesthesia given to children ages...

New insights into how genes turn on and off

Researchers at UC Davis and the University of British Columbia have shed new light on methylation, a critical process that helps control how genes...

What you eat before surgery may affect your recovery

According to a new study, the last few meals before surgery might make a difference in recovery after surgery. Fat tissue is one of...

Nurses give care comparable to doctors on low-complexity problems

A new study has found that Spanish nurses trained specifically to resolve acute health problems of low complexity provide care of comparable quality to...

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