Medical Research

Content Moderation Case Study: Youtube's New Policy On Nazi Content Results In Removal Of...

Summary: On June 5, 2019, YouTube announced it would be stepping up its efforts to remove hateful content, focusing on the apparent increase of white nationalist and pro-Nazi content being created by users. This change in algorithm would limit views...
Related topics: Health Videos, Algorithms

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Disparities In Sglt2i Use: Patient Barriers Or Physician Bias?

A recent study suggests that although the use of SGLT2 inhibitors has increased overall, certain groups are not being prescribed these medications. Dr Akshay Jain looks into possible reasons why. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology
Related topics: Diabetes, Endocrinology

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Report On Campus Doctor Raises Flags About Iconic Coach

A report about a doctor accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of young men at the University of Michigan is pointing an unflattering light at one of the school’s iconic figures

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Futuristic Hydrogel Helps Protect Wounds From All Types Of Bacteria

Researchers with Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology have detailed the development of a seemingly futuristic hydrogel that may one day be used as a dressing to protect wounds. The hydrogel is described as highly effective against all...
Related topics: Bacteria

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Study: Patients Are Less Likely To Follow Advice From Ai Doctors That Know Their Names

Engineers forever strive to make our interactions with AI more human-like, but a new study suggests a personal touch isn’t always welcome. Researchers from Penn State and the University of California, Santa Barbara found that people are less...

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Unexpected Race-based Findings In Novel Prostate Cancer Study

(MedPage Today) -- Black men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) treated with abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) plus prednisone had similar survival outcomes but more toxicity compared with white men, a multicenter prospective...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Gene Therapy Restores Immune Function In Children With Rare Immunodeficiency

An investigational gene therapy can safely restore the immune systems of infants and children who have a rare, life-threatening inherited immunodeficiency disorder, according to new research. The researchers found that 48 of 50 children who received...
Related topics: Genetics

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Map Of Metabolic Changes After Heart Attack Holds Clues To Recovery

Researchers have mapped out the changes in metabolism that occur after a heart attack.

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Online Therapy Effective Against Ocd Symptoms In The Young

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents is associated with impaired education and worse general health later in life. Access to specialist treatment is often limited. According to a new study, internet-delivered cognitive...

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Many People Could Reduce Their 'feeding Window' By Three Hours

A new study has revealed 'real world' factors that influence people's interest in adopting a dietary pattern called time-restricted feeding.

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Bone-deep: Mineral Found In Human Bone Can Help Fight Toxic Organic Compounds

Many industrial processes emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are hazardous to human health. In a new study, scientists tailor the catalytic activity of hydroxyapatite, a mineral contained in human bones, using mechanical stress. This method...
Related topics: Stress

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Focus On Outliers Creates Flawed Snap Judgments

You enter a room and quickly scan the crowd to gain a sense of who's there - how many men versus women. How reliable is your estimate? Not very, according to new research. In an experimental study, researchers found that participants consistently...

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How Good Is Your Sense Of Smell?

In a new study, researchers have found a possible link between poor sense of smell and a higher risk of pneumonia hospitalization.
Related topics: Pneumonia

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New Findings Linking Brain Immune System To Psychosis

New research suggests a link between psychosis and a genetic change that affects the brain's immune system. The study may impact the development of modern medicines for bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
Related topics: Genetics, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia

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Long Term Use Of Prescription Meds For Insomnia Not Linked To Better Quality Sleep

Long term use of prescription meds for insomnia doesn't seem to improve disturbed sleep in middle-aged women, suggests new research.
Related topics: Insomnia

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Petting Therapy Dogs Enhances Thinking Skills Of Stressed College Students

Programs exclusively focused on petting therapy dogs improved stressed-out students' thinking and planning skills more effectively than programs that included traditional stress-management information, according to new research.
Related topics: Stress

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Pink Drinks Can Help You Run Faster And Further, Study Finds

A new study shows that pink drinks can help to make you run faster and further compared to clear drinks.

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Residential Coal Use In China Results In Many Premature Deaths, Models Indicate

Coal combustion by power plants and industry pollutes the air, causing many governments to implement mitigation actions and encourage cleaner forms of energy. Now, a new study indicates that in China, indoor air pollution from residential coal...

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Prehistoric Horses, Bison Shared Diet

Researchers found that a broader diversity of plants in the Arctic 40,000 years ago supported both more -- and more diverse -- big animals like horses, bison and ground sloths. The research could inform conservation of wood bison in Alaska.
Related topics: Diet, Arctic

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Peptide Could Allow Medical Marijuana To Relieve Pain Without Side Effects

Many people live with chronic pain, and in some cases, cannabis can provide relief. But the drug also can significantly impact memory and other cognitive functions. Now, researchers have developed a peptide that, in mice, allowed THC, the main...
Related topics: Chronic Pain

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