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Geology helps map kidney stone formation from tiny to troublesome

Advanced microscope technology and cutting-edge geological science are giving new perspectives to an old medical mystery: How do kidney stones form, why are some people more susceptible to them and can they be prevented? In a new paper published in the journal Nature Reviews Urology, researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Mayo Clinic and […]

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Even among the insured, cost may delay follow up care for cancer survivors

Even among a large group of cancer survivors who were mostly insured, college educated and had annual incomes above the national average, up to 10% delayed care in the previous 12 months because they simply could not afford out of pocket expenses like copays and deductibles, investigators report. Being unable to get time off from […]

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New biochip technology for pharma research

In pharmaceutical research, small tissue spheres are used as mini-organ models for reproducible tests. TU Wien has found a way to develop a reliable standard for these tissue samples. Before drugs are tested in clinical trials, they must be tested either by animal experiments or, more recently, artificially produced tissue samples. For this purpose, cells […]

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Digital depression intervention may improve symptoms

A mental health smartphone app developed by a team of Northwestern Medicine investigators helped improve depressive symptoms in patients in Brazil and Peru with diabetes and hypertension, according to a recent clinical trial published in JAMA. The findings suggest that using such digital mental health interventions may help treat depressive symptoms more effectively than standard […]

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Forget WFH, Here’s All You Need to Know About IRCTC’s ‘Work From Hotel’ Packages for Kerala

IRCTC has launched a special work from hotel’ package, providing professionals a refreshing and soothing ambiance in hotel rooms in Kerala as an alternative to the work from home’ set up, a statement said. This is part of the Railways’ catering and tourism arm’s efforts to rekindle confidence among guests to step out for availing […]

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Dietitians want more training to help those with eating disorders

Dietitians play an important role in nutrition care in healthcare teams but want more training to help patients with eating disorders a Griffith University study has found. The international review of 14 studies from the US, Australia, England, Brazil and Canada included 1192 participants—dietitians, those with eating disorders (EDs), parents and carers and other health […]

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Virtual children help prevent withdrawal syndrome in real children

When children wean off from heavy medication, they often experience withdrawal symptoms. The severity of these symptoms is often difficult to predict. Pharmacologist Bas Goulooze developed a computer model to determine the best weaning strategy for each child. His research has now been published in the Journal of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. “It […]