Safety of medical devices not often evaluated by sex, age, or race
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Researchers at Yale and the University of California-San Francisco have found that few medical devices are analyzed to consider the influence of their users' sex, age, or race on safety and effectiveness.
Visual clues we use during walking and when we use them
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(Medical Xpress)—A trio of researchers with the University of Texas and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has discovered which phase of visual information processing during human walking is used most to guide the feet accurately. ...
Why you should consider more than looks when choosing a fitness tracker
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A UNSW study of five popular physical activity monitors, including Fitbit and Jawbone models, has found their accuracy differs with the speed of activity, and where they are worn.
Researchers report new system to study chronic hepatitis B
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Scientists from Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology have successfully tested a cell-culture system that will allow researchers to perform laboratory-based studies of long-term hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections. ...
Zebrafish study reveals clues to healing spinal cord injuries
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Fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their nerve connections could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries.
Toddlers begin learning rules of reading, writing at very early age, study finds
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Even the proudest of parents may struggle to find some semblance of meaning behind the seemingly random mish-mash of letters that often emerge from a toddler's first scribbled and scrawled attempts at putting words on paper.
Brain stimulation may improve cognitive performance in people with schizophrenia
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Brain stimulation could be used to treat cognitive deficits frequently associated with schizophrenia, according to a new study from King's College London.
Dog walking could be key to ensuring activity in later life
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A new study has shown that regularly walking a dog boosts levels of physical activity in older people, especially during the winter.
Does your child really have a food allergy?
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(HealthDay)—Many people misunderstand what food allergies are, and even doctors can be confused about how to best diagnose them, suggests a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Genome editing with CRISPR-Cas9 prevents angiogenesis of the retina
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A research team from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear has successfully prevented mice from developing angiogenesis of the retina—the sensory tissue at the back of the eye—using gene-editing ...