Medical Research

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Coffee May Reduce Risk Of Alzheimer’s

It is one of the most widely quoted studies related to coffee consumption.


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Nanotechnology: Science Meets Medicine

I like to call it the merging of science fiction with medicine: scientists call it nanotechnology. For some, it represents great hope.


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Questioning The Value Of Animal Studies

Many important studies in scientific research have been performed on animals but researchers at Stanford are now questioning the value of some of them.


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A Deadly Heart Condition

Researchers say arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy may be a deadly heart condition.


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Microchip Technology Advancing Medical Research

A microchip that monitors bacterial growth in 3D is being used to study the effectiveness of drugs.


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Studying Studies

Scientists looked at 3000 medical review articles and found only one out of ten studies actually showed a major treatment effect.


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NFL Pledges $30 Million For Medical Research

The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.


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Grandparents Provide Safe Care For Grandchildren

A very interesting Johns Hopkins study looked at grandparents watching grandchildren and found it actually reduces the incidence of injury by 50% or more.



Technology As A Teaching Tool In Medicine

The internet, social media and the relative ease of taking video and audio and sending it virtually anywhere is revolutionizing the way we communicate – including in the medical world.



Hunger Is All In Your Head

According to a report in the journal The Cell, whenever mice were food deprived, specific nerve cells in a region of the brain which helps control hunger literally began breaking down internal components of their own brains.



Evidence Based Medicine

Evidence based medicine recognizes that a doctor’s personal experience is worth a great deal but what really matters is study findings and the wider group of experience in the field.


Electronic Medical Records May Improve The Quality Of Healthcare

Electronic medical records may improve the quality of healthcare by giving doctors data in their own files that they can evaluate and analyze.


The Makeup Of Most Placebos Is Kept Secret

There are no rules in place telling doctors what the makeup of a placebo used in a study has to be yet the composition of placebos could influence results if the substance thought to be inactive actually had some activity against the disease.