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Patient-specific plates may help heal collarbone fractures

Written by | 29 Nov 2021

Fractures of the clavicle, or collarbone, are common. Unfortunately, current fixation plates that are used to surgically stabilize these fractures are suboptimal, leading to reoperation rates of up… read more.

Pesticide linked to chronic kidney disease

Written by | 28 Nov 2021

A commonly available pesticide has been associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a University of Queensland study. Researchers analysed links between pesticide exposure… read more.

Detector advance could lead to cheaper, easier medical scans

Written by | 28 Nov 2021

Researchers in the U.S. and Japan have demonstrated the first experimental cross-sectional medical image that doesn’t require tomography, a mathematical process used to reconstruct images in CT and… read more.

Researchers boost human mental function with brain stimulation

Written by | 27 Nov 2021

In a pilot human study, researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital show it is possible to improve specific human brain functions related… read more.

Suffering from psoriasis? Blame this trio of proteins

Written by | 27 Nov 2021

New study shows there may be a way to help even more psoriasis patients. About 7.5 million Americans suffer from psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that shows up as… read more.

A co-worker’s rudeness can affect your sleep – and your partner’s

Written by | 26 Nov 2021

Rudeness. Sarcastic comments. Demeaning language. Interrupting or talking over someone in a meeting. Workplace incivilities such as these are becoming increasingly common, and a new study from Portland… read more.

The mother of all cannabinoids’: Anti-seizure compounds discovered in cannabis

Written by | 26 Nov 2021

Research from pharmacologists at the University of Sydney provides new insights into how cannabis extracts may work to treat epilepsy. The study for the first time reports that… read more.

AAN issues guideline for treatment of early Parkinson’s disease

Written by | 26 Nov 2021

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued a guideline providing recommendations for treating movement symptoms, called motor symptoms, in people with early Parkinson’s disease. The guideline is published in… read more.

Men experience more emotional pain during breakups

Written by | 25 Nov 2021

A new study of online relationship support finds that men tend to experience emotional pain more than women when their relationship takes a turn for the worse. An… read more.

Alternative to using race in kidney function test found

Written by | 24 Nov 2021

Kaiser Permanente study supports eventual use of new way to estimate kidney function. Researchers have identified an approach to remove race from equations used to estimate a person’s… read more.

Natural compound in basil may protect against Alzheimer’s disease pathology

Written by | 24 Nov 2021

Fenchol, a natural compound abundant in some plants including basil, can help protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease pathology, a preclinical study led by University of South Florida… read more.

AHA 2021: Early heart valve surgery could benefit asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis patients

Written by | 23 Nov 2021

Persons diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, but without symptoms or need of symptom relief, could benefit from early aortic valve replacement surgery since it reduces the risk of… read more.

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