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Medical Research

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  • To many, fat stigma makes obesity smell foul

    To many, fat stigma makes obesity smell foul
    Experimental subjects who were tricked into thinking they should smell something reported they smelled less pleasant odors when they viewed pictures of overweight and obese people than when they gazed at trim individuals, new research has found. The...
  • Notorious women of the automotive world

    Jean Jennings JeanKnowsCars.com What makes a woman crazy about an automobile? I can only speak for myself. I grew up in the country surrounded by a dairy farm and five brothers. To me, cars were freedom. When I was 14 years old, as an exchange student...
  • New back pain treatments keep patients on the move

    After he had battled lower back pain for three months with hot showers, analgesic heat rubs and heating pads, it finally happened. Chris Roth awoke one morning barely able to move. This was a huge problem for Roth. As owner of Steel City Ballroom in a...
  • ResearchKit: Five things to know about Apple's medical apps

    The tools in Apple's ResearchKit could give researchers more data to work with by making it easier for people to offer themselves up to science, but even supporters say the data won't be appropriate for every study. Here are key things to know:...
  • Apple's health research kit makes test subjects of iPhone users

    Apple's new ResearchKit software platform turns the iPhone into a diagnostic tool drawing medical data from millions of potential customers, creating a boon for researchers and a headache for privacy advocates. With iPhone users' permission, Apple...
  • Dr. Paula Pitha-Rowe, Hopkins virologist

    Dr. Paula Pitha-Rowe, Hopkins virologist
    Dr. Paula Marie Pitha-Rowe, a Johns Hopkins virologist whose research on cancer and the body's immune response to HIV added to the understanding of how those diseases work, died of a heart attack March 5 at Union Memorial Hospital. The Tuscany-...
  • Weight loss linked to healthier heartbeat

     Weight loss linked to healthier heartbeat
    There's good news for people who are obese and have atrial fibrillation, a common form of irregular heartbeat: Losing weight may help restore healthy heart rhythm. That's the finding from a new Australian study involving 355 obese people with atrial...
  • Tips for diagnosing young children with autism

    Tips for diagnosing young children with autism
    Research shows that early intervention is beneficial for children with autism spectrum disorder, but on average children aren't diagnosed until age 4 or 5. That's about two years later than is possible, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
  • Early diagnosis and intervention key with autism improvement

     Early diagnosis and intervention key with autism improvement
    The prevalence of autism in the U.S. has soared in recent decades. There is no single verifiable cause and no magic pill for treatment. But new research suggests earlier diagnosis is possible and, with that, hope for a better outcome. "The earlier we...
  • Study indicates results of many breast biopsies may be in error

    Study indicates results of many breast biopsies may be in error
    Women who have breast biopsies to diagnose cancer might want to think twice about the results of the procedures, according to a new study led by University of Washington researchers. Pathologists across the U.S. being tested for their accuracy got the...
  • Audit: Serious ethical issues in drug trial suicide

    University of Minnesota leaders have consistently ignored conflicts of interest and other ethical issues surrounding the suicide of a schizophrenic man enrolled in a drug trial through the school, according to a legislative audit Thursday that spurred...