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Game Theory: Problem of Blood Shortage Resolved

Blood shortages in the U.S. are now at the critical level because of severe weather nationally, coupled with widespread flu. Hundreds of blood drives have been canceled this winter, and the donor base has decreased because of illnesses as well as difficulties encountered in reaching collection sites due to bad weather. The Red Cross is reporting that blood donations are being distributed to hospitals "faster than they are coming in."

New Online, Interactive Program May Help People with RA

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society ( NRAS ) is delighted to announce the launch of its online, interactive educational program 'Love your Heart'. It will help those with the debilitating condition Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) understand why they are at the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the impact RA can have on the most important organ – the heart.

MRI, Machine Learning could Help Determine Efficacy of OCD Treatment

UCLA researchers have developed a way to use brain MRI scans and machine learning to predict whether people with obsessive-compulsive disorder ( OCD ) will benefit from cognitive behavior therapy. The technique could help improve the overall success rate of cognitive behavioral therapy, and it could enable therapists to tailor treatment to each patient. The study findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .

Dyslexia not Linked to Lower Pass Rates in the AKT

A new study has found that UK general practitioners (GPs) with dyslexia are just as likely to pass the knowledge component of the licensing exam as their counterparts. The Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) is part of the qualification needed to become a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) and become licensed to practice independently.