Reshaping the future of global clinical trials practice
Oct 19, 2016
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a new international guideline to help standardise how results from clinical trial studies are reported.
Washington University stops intubation training using cats
Oct 18, 2016
Washington University in St. Louis said Monday that it has stopped using sedated cats to train medical students how to insert breathing tubes down babies' throats, effectively ending the practice in the U.S., according to ...
Doctors hail China's pledge to stop harvesting inmate organs
Oct 17, 2016
Surgeons from around the world gathered at a conference in Beijing on Monday in China's latest effort to fight persistent skepticism about whether its hospitals have stopped performing transplants with the organs of executed ...
New advances in imaging to enhance the detection of GI cancers
Oct 17, 2016
A new imaging technique is under development with the aim of detecting and characterising early cancerous changes in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Outreach program boosts dialysis facilities' referrals for kidney transplantation
Oct 13, 2016
An educational and outreach initiative boosted kidney transplant referrals and reduced racial disparities in such referrals in Georgia, the state with the lowest kidney transplantation rate and the highest proportion of African ...
Dutch government wants to expand mercy-killing law
Oct 13, 2016
The Dutch government plans to draft a new law that would allow people who consider their lives to be "completed" to get help to die "in a dignified way," a move welcomed Thursday by the country's leading right-to-die organization ...
Video: The 'end of pain': How anesthesia works
Oct 11, 2016
October 16 is World Anesthesia Day, celebrating the 170th anniversary of the first successful demonstration of surgical anesthesia. Prior to then, surgery was very unpleasant, to put it mildly—surgeons turned to alcohol, ...
New scientific test delivers greater insight to inform future scientific studies on e-cigs
Oct 10, 2016
If you are a vaper, scientists want to know how you vape because understanding this is an essential first step to understanding how vaping products are used and the potential they may have to reduce harm caused by smoking.
Research reveals individual differences in adult male voices emerge long before puberty
Oct 05, 2016
New research from University of Sussex psychologists shows that voice pitch in males is determined long before a surge of sex hormones at puberty lengthens their vocal folds. In fact, the researchers found that individual ...
Video: The science behind PMS: What causes it and why
Oct 04, 2016
Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, affects the majority of women to some degree. A grab bag of unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms, PMS can be much more than an annoyance.