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A friend had been suffering with abdominal pain for weeks. He tried to work through the issue with his family doctor, but he was referred to a specialist. When he called, he explained his symptoms and was stunned. Not only was the first available appointment six weeks away,...

source: By Mark Huber
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Would you read a story if this was the headline: "New study raises questions about an experimental treatment that might not work and won't be ready for a long time." That description would apply to most medical studies...

source: CBC News

Immunology — and the idea that many diseases can best be addressed by boosting the body's own immune response — is one of the hottest areas in medical research and clinical treatment. University of California San...

source: University of California, San Diego Health Sciences via News-Medical.Net

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have made what could be a groundbreaking finding in the...

source: By Katina Smallwood

New evidence for the clinical efficacy of cannabis therapy is presented in the latest issue of the Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology, a De Gruyter publication. The authors have studied cannabis therapy for many years at international research centers,...

source: De Gruyter Open via Medical Xpress

By entering a new virtual reality experience, young medical students going into the field of gerontology may now have the opportunity to feel what it's actually like to be a 74-year-old patient. The project, called "We are Alfred," allows young residents to build empathy...

source: PsychCentral

According to a new meta-analysis spanning four decades of research, 28 percent of medical students are depressed and 5.8 percent have considered suicide. Researchers from Singapore analyzed 77 studies, examining nearly 63,000 medical students across the globe. Distress in...

source: Health Affairs Blog


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