Chronic back pain is the number one cause of years lived with disability worldwide. In a new study, Pradeep Suri of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Seattle, Washington, and colleagues in the United States and Europe, in association with Dr. Frances Williams from King's College London's Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, identified three novel genetic variants associated with chronic back pain
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Artificial intelligence (AI) driven by machine learning (ML) algorithms is a branch in the field of computer science that is rapidly gaining popularity within the healthcare sector.
Machine learning of toxicological big data can predict the toxicity of chemicals and may be more reliable than animal testing, according to a study published in the September issue of Toxicological Sciences
You laugh. You cry. You love. And you lose. It is nearly impossible, to sum up, the range of emotions felt each day within the walls of Barrie’s 10-bed Hospice, Simcoe. In only a few short hours spent touring the facility and engaging with residents a few weeks ago, Simcoe.com sat in on a birthday singalong and watched a daughter hold her dying father’s hand for a casting mold. There is laughter in the kitchen and silence in a room where a resident has just died.
Annual detection of prostate cancer in men 70 and older costs Medicare an estimated $1.2 billion every three years, and most costs are treatment-related, according to new findings
The University of Birmingham has been awarded £1.9 million through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research (GHR) Program to fund world-class research into a common heart condition in disadvantaged populations in China, Brazil, and Sri Lanka.
A new University of Hertfordshire study found that using certain over-the-counter herbal medicines and dietary supplements alongside prescription drugs could pose serious health risks, especially amongst older adults.
A randomized head-to-head comparison of three different renal denervation approaches appears to give the edge to ultrasound ablation of the main renal arteries in patients with resistant hypertension
The weight-based dosing of ondansetron to reduce hypotension has never been investigated. The aim of this study is to determine the optimal dose of ondansetron required based on the patient's weight to reduce hypotension following spinal anesthesia for cesarean section.
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), with funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation, today unveiled one of the field's first suites of online tools to aid surgeons and related medical sub-specialists who care for older people.