- Triage- Why Are Muslim And Christian Patient Cardiac Risks Assessed Differently?
In a study of medical students, more serious cardiac risk estimates were given to Christians and less serious estimates for Muslims despite the patients being otherwise identical in their characteristics and symptoms, according to research in an upcoming i ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 23 2008 - 10:40pm
- Number Crunching And Evidence-Based Medicine
Newt Gingrich, John Kerry, and someone named Billy Beane (I have no clue who he is) argue that medicine is not yet sufficiently data driven.: In the past decade, baseball has experienced a data-driven information revolution. Numbers-crunchers now routinely ...
Article - Michael White - Oct 24 2008 - 10:55am
- Want To Enjoy Ice Cream More? Lick It Instead Of Spooning It
Does ice-cream actually taste better when it is licked from a cone than when eaten from a spoon? Massey food technology senior lecturer Kay McMath thinks so. Although she is not aware of any specific scientific evidence to prove it, she says “there are som ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 24 2008 - 11:55am
- Can IPS Replace The Need For Embryonic Stem Cells?
Since their discovery, stem cells have been hailed as the ultimate answer for crippling and incurable diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other conditions that leave vital organs like heart or nerves damaged beyond repair. Researchers from the Un ...
Article - Erin Richards - Oct 27 2008 - 2:10pm
- Melanin- One Thing Obese People Can Have In Excess And Get Healthier
In a new research report published online in The FASEB Journal, researchers describe a discovery that may allow some obese people avoid common obesity-related metabolic problems until they can lose weight: make a common antioxidant, melanin, in excess. Me ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2008 - 6:51pm
- Our Bodies DIY Rescue System Is A Clue In Regenerative Medicine
New research from the University of Bristol brings stem cell therapies for heart disease one step closer. The findings reveal that our bodies' ability to respond to an internal 'mayday' signal may hold the key to success for long-awaited reg ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 30 2008 - 10:14am
- Can This Blood Test Predict Obesity?
According to new research from the Monell Center, the degree of change in blood triglyceride levels following a fatty meal may indicate susceptibility to diet-induced obesity. The findings open doors to new methods of identifying people, including children ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 31 2008 - 9:28am
- Designer Molecule Tackles Skin Cancer
By playing it safe and using a two-pronged attack, a novel designer molecule, created and tested by an international team of researchers, fights malignant melanoma. The substance is similar to components of viruses in that they alert the immune system so ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 2 2008 - 1:30pm
- Industry vs. Academic Research
Industry-funded medical research- is it hopelessly biased or does it meet higher standards than academic research does? John Tierney points to a new study from the International Journal of Obesity that finds industry-sponsored research in obesity tends to ...
Blog Post - Michael White - Nov 3 2008 - 12:42pm
- The End Of Homeopathy Review Flawed, Says New Reconstruction
In August 2005, The Lancet published an editorial entitled ' The End of Homeopathy ', prompted by a review comparing clinical trials of homeopathy with trials of conventional medicine. The conclusion that homeopathic medicines are just placebo w ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 3 2008 - 6:54pm