Study will test ecopipam's effectiveness in treating stuttering
Sep 22, 2016
A genetically influenced condition, stuttering appears to originate when various aspects of a young child's development interact, and is best addressed with early intervention. No cure for it has been found, but behavioral ...
Tufts University gets $15 million to expand anatomy lab
Sep 21, 2016
Tufts University in Boston is receiving a $15 million donation to expand its anatomy lab where medical students dissect cadavers.
Calls for greater transparency in the release of clinical trial data
Sep 20, 2016
Researchers have called for greater transparency in the public release of clinical trial data after a study revealed significant under-reporting of side effects in medical treatments.
Film and television often provide misleading information on brain death
Sep 19, 2016
Neurologists who examined how brain death and organ donation are portrayed in film and television found that only a small fraction of productions provide the public with a complete and accurate understanding of brain death. ...
India's poor fear 'rent-a-womb' industry shut down
Sep 19, 2016
At a hostel for dozens of pregnant women, impoverished widow Sharmila Mackwan weighs up her decision to carry twins for another couple—her only ticket out of poverty—as the government moves to close India's multi-million ...
First mercy killing of minor in Belgium: report (Update)
Sep 17, 2016
A terminally ill 17-year-old has become the first minor to be euthanised in Belgium since age restrictions on such mercy killings in the country were lifted in 2014, it was learned Saturday.
Money for bone-marrow donors? Company says yes; feds say no
Sep 16, 2016
Doug Grant says his new company, Hemeos, can save lives. But a proposed change in federal regulations could make his business a criminal enterprise.
New score seeks to expand pool of kidneys available for transplant
Sep 13, 2016
With over 120,000 patients in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant, scientists and physicians are constantly looking to expand the pool of available organs through increasing donation and optimizing allocation. ...
Library of Evidence to aid radiology imaging decisions, curb wasteful tests
Sep 13, 2016
Do a middle-aged man's lightning-bolt headaches spell a garden-variety migraine, or do they call for a brain MRI to rule out more pernicious causes? Does a young woman's recurring flank pain warrant a CT scan, or is she better ...
NIST reference material helps assure accurate measurement of tobacco product constituents
Sep 12, 2016
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a reference material with certified amounts of nicotine and two carcinogens to help ensure accurate testing of commercial tobacco filler—the blended tobacco ...