Studies suggest human wilderness connection has psychological roots, could reduce disease risk

The emotional connection or calming feeling that accompanies a walk in a park or forest is the result of psychological needs being met, according to a recent study from researchers at Texas A&M University, the University of Georgia and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The study found that people’s attachment to the wilderness can […]

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AI model could help patients predict disease risk with electronic health records

Electronic health records contain critical information for both medical providers and patients. But these records also contain information that could interfere with an artificial intelligence algorithm’s ability to predict patients’ risk for future disease. Researchers at the College of Information Sciences and Technology are aiming to eliminate some of this noise—or unnecessary data—through a new […]

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Researchers examine whether online physician reviews indicate clinical outcomes

Online consumer reviews play an important role in almost every consumer industry—from dining and shopping to travel and technology. But what do online reviews of physicians tell consumers? In a new study, researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas investigated whether patient-generated online reviews of physicians accurately reflect the quality of care. “Many patients […]

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Scientists identify potential new biomarker to better personalize cancer therapy

Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School, Erasmus University Medical Center, Yale-NUS College and Duke University have found a potential way to predict who will respond to cancer therapies that block Wnt production, such as the novel made-in-Singapore drug ETC-159. This discovery brings the goal of personalized medicine in cancer therapy a step closer to reality. Wnt […]

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The natural artistry of disease: A wintry landscape in the eye

Leukemias and lymphomas are life-threatening malignancies affecting white blood cells and the immune system; fortunately, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, combined with stem cell therapy, can improve survival significantly. Now, Japanese researchers report one such patient who presented with an intriguing and rare delayed ocular complication descriptively named frosted branch angiitis. A Japanese woman in her early […]

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