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Medical Research

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  • U. of C. Medicine gets state approval to build Orland Park outpatient center

    U. of C. Medicine gets state approval to build Orland Park outpatient center
    University of Chicago Medicine has received state approval to build a $66.9 million outpatient center in Orland Park and spend $123.5 million to develop the third and fourth floor of its flagship hospital in Hyde Park. The Illinois Health Facilities and...
  • New Pakistan law will likely worsen torture by police [Commentary]

    Police in Faisalabad, Pakistan's third largest city, tortured more than 1,400 people during a six-year period, according to a report researched and written by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School, for Justice...
  • Calorie goals, support may help limit pregnancy weight gain

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Compared to obese expectant mothers without special care, those given individualized calorie goals and weekly group meetings gained less weight during pregnancy and had fewer oversized newborns in a new study. "More than half of...
  • Just a taste of alcohol for children is too much, research shows

    PITTSBURGH A parent enjoying an alcoholic drink might find his or her young child to be curious about what's in that bottle or glass. It raises the question: Should the parent offer the child just a taste? Will it remove the temptation or encourage use...
  • The 'heartbreak of psoriasis' may affect our joints, heart and mind

    Harvard Health Blog Raised, red patches covered with silvery scales on the elbows and knees are the classic sign of plaque psoriasis. This is the most common form of this skin disease, named after an ancient Greek word meaning an itchy or scaly...
  • E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says

    E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says
    Electronic cigarettes should be regulated globally, and the devices should not be used in indoor public places or sold to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Its report warns that it might take decades before there is conclusive evidence...
  • No deaths linked to troubled U.S. veterans hospital

    A probe into long waits for medical treatment at Veterans Affairs facilities in Phoenix documented suffering by sick veterans affected by cover-ups of wait-list delays but did not find evidence that the shoddy care had caused patient deaths. While...
  • Twitter helps Chicago find sources of food poisoning

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When Chicago health officials saw Twitter users complaining about local food poisoning episodes, they reached out on Twitter to those users and often ended up charging the restaurant in question with a violation. "We...
  • I won't accept Ice Bucket Challenge

    I won't accept Ice Bucket Challenge
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the prevalence of ALS in the U.S. at about 12,000 persons, while other diseases such as Alzheimer's (5.2 million) and diabetes (25.8 million) remain more costly in terms of numbers afflicted and are...
  • Repros says its testosterone drug found superior in study

    (Reuters) - Repros Therapeutics Inc said its experimental drug to treat low testosterone was superior to a leading marketed gel and a placebo in the first of two identical studies. Patients who were given the drug, Androxal, experienced superiority in...
  • China urges more private capital in health insurance sector

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will encourage more private investment in health insurance, part of Beijing's push to open up its overburdened healthcare sector, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Wednesday. The government will also support...