Use of locum doctors rising despite limited evidence on quality and safety

There is little hard evidence to support the widely held perception that locum doctors present a greater risk of causing harm to patients, according to…

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Fingerprint test can distinguish between those who have taken or handled heroin

A state-of-the-art fingerprint detection technology can identify traces of heroin on human skin, even after someone has washed their hands — and it is also…

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Lower IQ, family history tied to treatment-resistant schizophrenia

Those with a family history of schizophrenia and men with lower IQ are more likely to struggle with treatment resistant schizophrenia than others with the…

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Automated wearable artificial kidney may improve peritoneal dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis performed with an automated wearable artificial kidney can effectively remove toxins from the blood of patients with kidney failure. The findings come from…

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What and how much we eat might change our internal clocks and hormone responses

For the first time, a study shows how glucocorticoid hormones, such as cortisol, control sugar and fat levels differently during day and night, feeding and…

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Century-old food testing method updated to include complex fluid dynamics

The texture of food, including properties that determine how consumers experience biting and swallowing, is an important part of development of more enjoyable foods. In…

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Best practice treatment guidelines help doctors identify, treat vaping-associated lung injuries

As the outbreak of lung injuries and deaths associated with e-cigarettes, or vaping, continues to spread across the U.S., researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt…

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DNA technology as a novel strategy for delivery of anti-HIV antibodies

Scientists at The Wistar Institute applied synthetic DNA-based technology to drive in vivo production of broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies in small and large-animal models, providing…

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