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For medical diagnoses, doctors still trounce computers

Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Real doctors are still better at figuring out what's ailing someone than sophisticated symptom-checking websites and smartphone apps, according to a new study.
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Ryan MaassCHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A study led by researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina identified genetic alterations that may be responsible for the development of auti
Since my 2008 diagnosis, I have experienced a list of grievances so long, I could complain about them every minute of every day, month after month and so on. My hands ache and my feet feel like you
Many pets enjoy licking lotions and other types of topical products off their human's skin. In fact, one of my dogs tends to wait by the bathroom door, hoping he'll get a chance to sample whatever I'v
"Where do you work?" "What do you do for a living?" In America, these are among the first questions a new acquaintance will ask us. This simple inquiry reflects the cultural emphasis placed on work an
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News A young man's future risk of mental disorders could be tied to higher-than-average heart rate or blood pressure in his late teens, a European study suggests.
In young men, heart rates above 82 beats a minute were tied to increased risk of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder and schizophrenia.
Ryan MaassNEWCASTLE, England, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Brain tissue loses firmness and elasticity as it ages in a similar way skin does, an international research team found in a recent study.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government released $28 million in federal grants to 13 coal-producing states on Wednesday to help them cope with the decline of the coal industry, driven by the move t
BOGOTA (Reuters) - A mudslide killed at least seven people and buried more than 10 others along a mountainous stretch of Colombia's main highway between Bogota and Medellin, authorities said on Wednes
Co-authored by C. Robert Horsburgh Jr. The World Health Organization has just released its annual Global Tuberculosis Report. The report shows that even as tuberculosis (TB) rates continue to fall wo
Four years ago I was at the tether end of my endurance after 10 straight hours of interviewing prospective Stanford School of Medicine applicants. Our interview process is so designed as to make it as
According to one survey in which more than 1,000 veterinary professionals and 167 cat owners were asked if cats should be allowed to freely roam the kitchen counters. Without discussing what the kitty
(Reuters Health) - Tiny pollution particles produced by vehicle engines and industry are known to worsen heart disease and raise the risk of stroke, but a new study suggests they might also be plantin
HealthDay News Using genetic analyses of 40-year-old blood samples, scientists have arrived at a clearer understanding of the introduction and spread in North America of HIV.
Scientists have found a way to produce realistic sensations of touch in two human amputees by directly stimulating the nervous system.
The value of sanitation at reducing child mortality in many low income countries has been substantially underestimated, according to recent research.
Receiving ultrasound after surgery to repair a fractured tibia (shinbone) does not accelerate healing or improve functional recovery compared with sham treatment, finds a trial.
Mature fat cells produce a hormone that regulates the differentiation of nearby stem cells in response to glucocorticoid hormones and high-fat diets, researchers have found.
A protein known for guarding against viral infections leads a double life, new research shows, and can interfere with cell growth and the defense against parasites. In a new paper, researchers describ
More than 40 million people worldwide are blind, and many of them reach this condition after many years of slow and progressive retinal degeneration. The development of sophisticated prostheses or new
A single dose of dextrose gel, rubbed inside a newborn's mouth an hour after birth, can lower their risk of developing neonatal hypoglycaemia, according to a randomized study. The study, designed to i
Lead is a toxic heavy metal that was added to gasoline for use in cars until as recently as 25 years ago. It is particularly harmful to the developing brains of infants, children and teenagers, and th
HealthDay News Weight-loss surgeries can help severely obese teens shed pounds, and now a study finds they can also pay for themselves in health care savings over time.
When it comes to stress, you might be your own worst enemy. Sure, external factors are a huge contributor to an uptick in anxiety ? but what about those times where it seemingly comes out of nowhere?
The FDA has approved at least two drugs recently that critics and some agency staff lacked adequate evidence of safety and effectiveness. As a result, will the agency become more forceful in urging dr
Grasping a cup or brushing hair or cooking a meal requires feedback that has been lost in amputees and individuals with paralysis -- a sense of touch. Researchers have now used direct stimulation of t
A new immunotherapy technique has been developed that nearly eliminates the allergic response to peanut and egg white proteins in food-allergic mice, reducing the anaphylactic response by up to 90 per
A state park is blazing a new trail for itself. On Oct. 14, Colorado’s Staunton State Park debuted its first all-terrain wheelchair for people with disabilities to use. The Action TrackChair ha
What causes vision loss in glaucoma? There are two common answers that at first may seem disparate: the first is pressure, as in elevated ocular pressure, and the second is damage to the optic nerve,
One of the most remarkable features of glioblastoma is the metabolic reprogramming of cancerous cells, resulting in uncontrolled cell proliferation, hypoxic conditions and angiogenesis. Metabolic repr
Researchers have demonstrated how deregulation of an epigenetic mechanism that is active only in the early phases of neurogenesis triggers the subsequent death of neural cells.
A combination of historical and genetic research reveals the error and hype that led to the coining of the term 'Patient Zero' and the blaming of one man for the spread of HIV across North America.
We’ve shown you ways to accessorize if you love to curse, we’ve brought you fashion tips for introverts, and we of course gave you the perfect nasty woman pieces to rock every time Do
Amy Norton, HealthDay News A therapy that focuses on parents' communication skills may have lasting benefits for young children with autism, a new clinical trial suggests.

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