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Health policy researchers lack confidence in social media for communicating scientific evidence

Health policy researchers lack confidence in social media for communicating scientific evidence

Though Twitter boats 645 million users across the world, only 14 percent of health policy researchers reported using Twitter — and approximately 20 percent used blogs and Facebook — to communicate their research findings over the past year, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In contrast, sixty-five percent used traditional media channels, such as press releases or media interviews Continue reading

HIV transmission networks mapped to reduce infection rate

HIV transmission networks mapped to reduce infection rate

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have mapped the transmission network of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in San Diego. Continue reading

Clinical review of mixed urinary incontinence conducted

Clinical review of mixed urinary incontinence conducted

Many women experience bothersome urine loss with laughing, coughing and sneezing (stress urinary incontinence) AND on their way to the bathroom (urge urinary incontinence). When women experience both types of urine leakage, their condition is called mixed urinary incontinence. It is estimated that 20 to 36 percent of women suffer from mixed urinary incontinence, which is challenging to diagnose and treat because symptoms vary and guidelines for treatment are not clear. Continue reading

Clinical review of mixed urinary incontinence conducted

Clinical review of mixed urinary incontinence conducted

Many women experience bothersome urine loss with laughing, coughing and sneezing (stress urinary incontinence) AND on their way to the bathroom (urge urinary incontinence). When women experience both types of urine leakage, their condition is called mixed urinary incontinence. It is estimated that 20 to 36 percent of women suffer from mixed urinary incontinence, which is challenging to diagnose and treat because symptoms vary and guidelines for treatment are not clear. Continue reading

Prostate cancer biomarkers identified in seminal fluid

Prostate cancer biomarkers identified in seminal fluid

Improved diagnosis and management of one of the most common cancers in men — prostate cancer — could result from research at the University of Adelaide, which has discovered that seminal fluid (semen) contains biomarkers for the disease. Continue reading

Prostate cancer biomarkers identified in seminal fluid

Prostate cancer biomarkers identified in seminal fluid

Improved diagnosis and management of one of the most common cancers in men — prostate cancer — could result from research at the University of Adelaide, which has discovered that seminal fluid (semen) contains biomarkers for the disease. Continue reading

Deadly diseases overlooked for too long, scientists say

Deadly diseases overlooked for too long, scientists say

Decades of neglect have allowed infectious diseases to devastate the lives of thousands of people in the developing world, a study reveals. Researchers say three diseases in particular — anthrax, brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis — have failed to receive the official recognition and funding needed to combat them effectively. Continue reading

Deadly diseases overlooked for too long, scientists say

Deadly diseases overlooked for too long, scientists say

Decades of neglect have allowed infectious diseases to devastate the lives of thousands of people in the developing world, a study reveals. Continue reading

Ability to identify source of pain varies across body

Ability to identify source of pain varies across body

“Where does it hurt?” is the first question asked to any person in pain. A new UCL study defines for the first time how our ability to identify where it hurts, called “spatial acuity,” varies across the body, being most sensitive at the forehead and fingertips. Using lasers to cause pain to 26 healthy volunteers without any touch, the researchers produced the first systematic map of how acuity for pain is distributed across the body. Continue reading

Smokers, passive smokers more likely to suffer hearing loss, study shows

Smokers, passive smokers more likely to suffer hearing loss, study shows

Giving up or reducing smoking and avoiding passive exposure to tobacco smoke may reduce your risk of hearing loss, new research shows. Smokers and passive smokers more likely to suffer hearing loss, study shows Current smokers have a 15.1% higher odds of hearing loss than non-smokers The University of Manchester study, funded by Action on Hearing Loss, Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research, found. Passive smoking also increased the likelihood of hearing loss by 28%. Continue reading