Empathy and communication of positive messages from physicians may be of small benefit to patients suffering from pain, and improve their satisfaction about the care received, a new study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine suggests.
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A new study suggests that in some regions of sub-Saharan Africa, nearly one in four blood bank supplies contain the parasites that cause malaria. It focused on the blood supply of Guinea's capital, Malabo, found a high level of malaria infection.
By tracking individual microbubbles, high-resolution images can be taken with conventional ultrasound scanners. A new method of analyzing ultrasound images, conventional scanners can be used for generating high-res images of blood vessels in tumors.
Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile is a marine plant with interesting biological properties potentially ascribed to the synergistic combination of bioactive compounds. Impaired HT1080 cell migration by targeting both expression and activity of gelatinases.
Two assays, one biopsy-based and one blood-based, can predict non-response to anti-TNF-alpha therapy before starting treatment in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to findings of the Israeli IBD Research Network.
As Associate Research Director, Professor Anne O'Garra helps to promote the Crick's collaborative vision, encouraging scientists from different disciplines to work together. She examines the story behind her latest publication in Nature Immunology.
In a bench-to-bedside science, an international team of clinician-investigators has announced that gene therapy for patients with a severe form of the blood disorder beta-thalassemia can be safe and effective.
Cancer survivors are more likely to be prescribed five or more unique medications, including drugs with abuse potential, according to a study published online in Cancer. The researchers used data to examine patterns of prescription use and polypharmacy.
Delirium is a sudden change in mental status that often occurs when older adults are in the hospital or after they have surgery. More than 20% of older adults may experience delirium. Prolonged delirium could have a lasting impact on health and well-being.
General surgery residents are more likely to finish their training if they have a clear picture of the stress involved before they start, researchers report in an article published online in JAMA Surgery.
Acyclic retinoid, an artificial compound derived from vitamin A, has been found to prevent the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. Now, scientists have discovered that the compound targets cancer stem cells.
In the largest federally funded non-drug clinical trial for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), patients with the most severe and persistent symptoms achieved robust and sustained relief by learning to control symptoms with minimal clinician contact.