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New approach may help manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia,...

A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other...

Brawn matters: Stronger adolescents and teens have less risk of diabetes,...

More muscle health led to better metabolic and heart health for children Adolescents with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes,...

US headache sufferers get $1 billion worth of brain scans each...

One in eight visits to a a doctor for a headache or migraine end up with the patient going for a brain scan, at...

Female docs spend more time than males on parenting, household tasks

A new study finds gender differences in parenting and household labor persist among a group of highly motivated physician-researchers in the early stages of...

Shaky hand, stable spoon: Device helps essential tremor patients

For people whose hands shake uncontrollably due to a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal – enough to keep...

Engineering a more efficient way to diagnose prostate cancer

Computational models enable doctors to assess biomarkers more quickly and cheaply To diagnose prostate cancer, urologists, such as John Wei, and pathologists, such as Scott...

US share of research spending drops; Asia on upswing

The research and development spending in the United States dropped from $131 billion to $119 billion, when adjusted for inflation, from 2007-2012, while Japan...

Study: Gowns, gloves in ICU don’t cut MRSA, VRE

Wearing gowns and gloves in all patient rooms in intensive care units (ICUs) didn't lead to a significant drop in two key antibiotic-resistant threats,...

Electrical signatures of consciousness in the dying brain

The "near-death experience" reported by cardiac arrest survivors worldwide may be grounded in science, according to research at the University of Michigan Health System. Whether...

Study lays groundwork for stomach flu antiviral treatments

An animal model of the human norovirus created at the University of Michigan Health System lays the groundwork for understanding the biology of the...

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