News tagged with medical professionals

Pocket diagnosis

A new app which turns any smartphone into a portable medical diagnostic device could help in the fight against diseases including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in the developing world.

Mar 19, 2014
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Wearable robots getting lighter, more portable

When Michael Gore stands, it's a triumph of science and engineering. Eleven years ago, Gore was paralyzed from the waist down in a workplace accident, yet he rises from his wheelchair and walks across the ...

May 09, 2013
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New perspective diminishes racial bias in pain treatment

Years of research show black patients getting less treatment in the American health care system than their white counterparts, but a new study suggests that a quick dose of empathy helps close racial gaps in pain treatment.

Mar 07, 2011
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: The health of health care depends on it

Along with integrity and compassion, respect for patients, colleagues and other team members is an essential attribute of medical professionalism. A new study examines how medical students learn respectful or disrespectful ...

Dec 13, 2010
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Tell me where it hurts

(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Connecticut study finds that the way a question is phrased is important when assessing pain.

Nov 10, 2010
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Improving end-of-life care

Better psychological and spiritual support, better planning of care and stronger relationships with physicians are necessary to improve end-of-life care in Canada, states a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Associati ...

Oct 04, 2010
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