Category Archives: Health

Doctors rely on more than just data for medical decision making

Computer scientists find that physicians’ “gut feelings” influence how many tests they order for patients.

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents, study finds

Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use. These are the findings of a study involving nearly 700 adolescents in Switzerland.

Researchers are one step closer to developing eye drops to treat age-related macular degeneration

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Finding Alzheimer’s treatment from within

An immune molecule in the body shows promise for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. Researchers have identified a molecule expressed by several types of cells that could treat Alzheimer’s disease by…

Scientists just beginning to understand autistic adults’ unique health needs

In the 1990s, the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among children rose sharply. These children are now entering adulthood, yet physicians and scientists know very little about the health…

Social context matters in spread of disease

Rice University study of fruit flies shows sex composition of group alters disease transmission HOUSTON – “Patient zero” isn’t entirely to blame when an infection takes root in a population….