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Medical Research

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  • Worried about holiday weight gain? Go vegan

    'Tis the season when people really pack on the pounds. So it's a good thing that researchers at the University of South Carolina (USC) have just announced the most effective way to lose weight. After comparing five common diets, the researchers concluded...
  • Access to information critical despite trade offs

    Access to information critical despite trade offs
    A recent study published in Forbes shows that 80 percent of patients are concerned about the safety of their health information. And they should be. Our data will never be 100 percent secure. This is a reality we all face as denizens of the 21st...
  • Indoor tanning can lead to burns, fainting, eye injuries

    By Kathryn Doyle Reuters Health - Indoor tanning can send people to the emergency room for burns, eye injuries and losing consciousness, according to U.S. health officials. "It's important for people to understand both the long-term and the short-term...
  • As world homicide rate declines, killings rise in Latin America, Caribbean

    GENEVA Since the beginning of the 21st century, the homicide rate worldwide has dropped by double digits, except in the Caribbean and Latin America, where it's more than four times above the global average, a new U.N. report shows. Overall, homicide...
  • Do patients mind if their healthcare data is shared? It depends

    By Andrew M. Seaman Reuters Health - Healthcare data may be valuable to researchers and companies, but patients' comfort levels about having their data shared may depend on the purpose, a new survey suggests. Using health data and information for...
  • Study offers support for the notion of e-cigarettes as a gateway drug

    Study offers support for the notion of e-cigarettes as a gateway drug
    Do e-cigarettes lure teens into a world of vice that turns them into smokers of regular cigarettes? This is the big fear of anti-smoking activists, and new data from Hawaii suggest they may be right. A survey of 1,941 ninth- and 10th-graders from Oahu...
  • Ex-Google employees launch app to make you smarter about health, fitness

    A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple Inc iPhone and iPad launching on Monday, includes 10,000 questions across 300 topics, such as food...
  • Death of Cleveland boy killed by police declared homicide

    Death of Cleveland boy killed by police declared homicide
    The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by police in November has been formally ruled a homicide, according to a Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's autopsy report released on Friday that found he was struck once in the abdomen. Tamir Rice,...
  • What's the best approach to weight loss? Ten 2014 studies to note

    What's the best approach to weight loss? Ten 2014 studies to note
    Low fat? Low carb? Vegan? Crash diets? Diet soda? Exercise? What’s the most effective way to lose weight? Here’s a look at what 2014’s weight loss studies showed us, including one cautionary tale for all dieters. The diet battle of the...
  • Shrinking psych hospitals may be linked with rising prison populations

    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Reducing the number of beds in facilities for psychiatric patients is linked to an increase in prison populations, according to a new study. Prison population rose as the number of psychiatric beds decreased...
  • Improve water and sanitation in clinics to reduce maternal deaths: research

    By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Boosting water and sanitation investments in hospitals and clinics in low income countries is essential to reduce maternal and newborn deaths, according to research published on Friday. Many women...