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'Depression Education' Encourages Teens to Seek Help

In an assessment of their "depression literacy" program, which has already been taught to tens of thousands, Johns Hopkins researchers say the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) achieved its intended effect of encouraging many teenagers to speak up and seek adult help for themselves or a peer.

The Most Common Bone Problem in India, Knee Pain

While India has witnessed an increase in life expectancy thanks to advances in medical science and technology, what is also increasing is the number of people leading sedentary lifestyles and eating food that is unhealthy . All this has contributed to an increase in the number of obesity cases and as a natural corollary, given to rise to orthopedic problems . Knee pain seems to be the most common problem.

Responsiveness of Physicians and its Constituents

The study explored the responsiveness of physicians and grouped the components of responsiveness under five domains: friendliness, respecting, informing and guiding, gaining trust, and optimizing benefits, using qualitative methods from a District in the south-west part of Bangladesh.

Few themes cut across the five domains of responsiveness of physicians; these are–the gaps between physicians’ and patients’ perceptions and practices regarding responsiveness, the importance of context in understanding responsiveness, and few aspects of responsiveness where physicians lived up to the expectations of service seekers. 

Estimating Surgeon-Specific Performance For ESS

According to a study, few identified factors have raised questions about the quality of care for endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS), along with the presence of large geographic variation in the rates and extent of surgery, poorly defined indications, and lack of ESS-specific quality metrics. Primary outcomes were the 5-year observed and risk-adjusted ESS revision rate. Logistic regression was used to develop a risk adjustment model for the primary outcome

To Make Optically Active Structures, Nanotechniques Are Used

The study explains that researchers have advanced a first-of-its-kind technique for creating entirely new classes of optical materials and devices that could lead to light bending and cloaking devices news to make the ears of Star Trek's Spock perk up. Using DNA as a key tool, the scientists took gold nanoparticles of different sizes and shapes and arranged them in two and three dimensions to form optically active superlattices. The study was published in the journal Science today.