A study carried out by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania finds that low wages and poor benefits leave many female health care workers living below the poverty line.
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Urologists in the US Veterans Administration (VA) health system are overprescribing antimicrobials after common procedures instead of following the American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines, researchers say.
As genomic sequencing becomes increasingly commonplace in the clinic, questions remain about its use and role among newborns. Can sequencing provide actionable insights? How common is it to find something relevant to a child's future health? What benefits or consequences will sequencing have for families?.
Using a common type of brain scan, researchers programmed a machine-learning algorithm to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer's disease about six years before a clinical diagnosis is made potentially giving doctors a chance to intervene with treatment.
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
A growing body of evidence supports the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections in reducing the frequency of chronic migraine headaches, concludes an updated review and analysis in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
The first study to document the prevalence and structure of financial conflicts of interest (FCOI) among authors of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) randomized clinical trials (RCTs) found no overall impact of authors' FCOI or of funding source on study outcomes. The study did see, however, that tests were more likely to be positive if an author had received honoraria or consulting fees from the sponsoring drug company.
In recent years, a series of studies by the United Nations and World Bank applauded Bangladesh's efforts in curbing child mortality. In Asia, among the least developed and middle-income countries, words of praise were particularly reserved for Bangladesh.
According to Unicef, the UN children's emergency fund, Bangladesh has done an "outstanding job" of decreasing the rate of child mortality by almost 80% since 1990. The country also has a higher than average annual reduction in child mortality rate at 5.5%.
The body of knowledge about the human brain is growing exponentially, but questions big and small remain unanswered. Researchers have been using electrode arrays to map electrical activity in different brain regions to understand brain function. Until now, however, these arrays have only been able to detect activity over a certain frequency threshold.
A new technology developed in Barcelona overcomes this technical limitation, unlocking the wealth of information found below 0.1 Hz and paving the way for future brain-computer interfaces.