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Millennials are more sceptical of vaccines

Millennials are more sceptical of vaccines because they haven’t been ‘exposed to the reality of a number of diseases’ Those aged 18-24 are 24% less likely to think vaccines are safe than the over-65s People between 25 and 34 are 39% less likely to be convinced of jabs’ safety Older people see vaccines as the […]

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Novel app to improve lives of people with OCD: Study

The new intervention, which can be delivered through a smartphone app, involves patients watching videos of themselves washing their hands or touching fake contaminated surfaces. Excessive washing can be harmful as sometimes OCD patients use spirits, surface cleansers or even bleach to clean their hands. (Source: File Photo) Researchers have developed a novel “brain training” […]

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Trauma researchers identify characteristics of communities where mass shootings occur

A trauma research team has developed a profile of commonalities among communities where mass shootings have occurred. It includes a shortage of mental health professionals, a relative lack of socialization opportunities, higher rates of income inequality, and relatively high housing costs, according to findings presented today at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018. […]

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AI doctor could boost chance of survival for sepsis patients

Scientists have created an artificial intelligence system that could help treat patients with sepsis. The technology, developed by researchers from Imperial College London, was found to predict the best treatment strategy for patients. The system ‘learnt’ the best treatment strategy for a patient by analysing the records of about 100,000 hospital patients in intensive care […]

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Is Crowdfunding Too Often Used for Bogus Treatments?

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 — Crowdfunding pleas for dubious or potentially unsafe medical treatments are increasingly common, and raised nearly $7 million on social media in two years, researchers report. An ill patient pleading for naturopathic cancer treatments or hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be hard to resist. Ditto a parent seeking antibiotics for their child […]