A new Dartmouth-led study published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine sheds light on the role US health systems play concerning racial inequality in prescription pain medicine receipt.
Three-quarters (73.2%) of surveyed trans and gender diverse Australians report at least two negative experiences of gender insensitivity in sexual health care.
An analysis of Polish parents between the ages of 18 and 40 suggests that about 13 percent regret having children, and this regret is associated with poor psychological health, among other factors. Konrad Piotrowski of SWPS University in Pozna?, Poland, presents these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on July 21, 2021.
The use of digital health technologies across health care and drug development has accelerated. A new paper titled "Digital Progression Biomarkers as Novel Endpoints in Clinical Trials: A Multistakeholder Perspective," co-authored by experts across diverse disciplines, highlights how new remote monitoring technologies present a tremendous opportunity to advance digital medicine in health care even further, specifically in Parkinson's disease.
A content recommendation system based on the user's brain model would be ideal for targeted advertising. Creating such a brain model, however, is computationally expensive. In a new study, researchers from Japan propose and validate a machine learning scheme to infer a user's brain model from their profile with high accuracy while optimizing the information collection cost using a feature selection technique, providing hope for its real-world application following further optimizations.
New research from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania found that social influencers are unlikely to change a person's behavior by example. To stimulate a shift in people's thinking, target small groups of people in the outer edge or fringe of a network.
A new scoping review found that those with chronic health concerns, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune conditions, are not only at a higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection, they are also more likely to experience anxiety, depression or substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An estimated 1.5 million children worldwide have experienced the death of a parent, custodial grandparent, or other relative who cared for them, as a result of COVID-19, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
Curtin University research has found quit support for smoking mothers should continue even after their first babies are born, given that many of those women will become pregnant again, and that quitting can substantially reduce the risk of future preterm births.
The Xerces blue butterfly is generally accepted as the first American insect species destroyed by urban development, but there are lingering questions about whether it was really a species to begin with, or just a sub-population of another common butterfly. In a new study, researchers analyzed the DNA of a 93-year-old Xerces blue specimen in museum collections, and confirmed that it was a unique species.