Nearly half of Americans lack knowledge of burn injuries and treatment

Summertime means Americans are spending more time around grills, firepits, and fireworks, increasing their risk for fire-related burn injuries. While 53% of Americans say they know some or a lot about burn injuries and treatment, many mistakenly underestimate their risks with these activities, according to a new Arizona Burn Center at Valleywise Health/Ipsos survey. In […]

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Study finds allergic rhinitis, rheumatoid arthritis not linked

There is not a significant association between allergic rhinitis and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a review published online June 15 in the Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine. Nipith Charoenngam, from Mahidol University in Bangkok, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis of studies investigating the association between allergic rhinitis and the […]

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Study asks who’s playing ‘hard-to-get’ and who’s attracted by the ploy

Playing ‘hard-to-get’ is an age-old gambit for dating and mating, familiar to moviegoers, readers of literature and any admirer who’s ever been “left on read.” New research just published in the peer-reviewed journal Personality and Individual Differences looks at the psychological underpinnings of making yourself seem more desirable by withholding obvious signs of romantic interest. […]

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Next-generation sequencing to provide precision medicine for rare metabolic disorders

An international team of scientists from Switzerland Spain, has studied the genetic basis of aromatase deficiency, a rare metabolic disorder that prevents the production of estrogens in humans, according to new research in JCEM (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism). The latest studies on aromatase deficiency in humans come from the group of Amit V. […]

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About half of people use health technology to communicate with their health providers

New research shows that 47 percent of people are using technology to communicate with their healthcare providers, and less than a quarter are having conversations with their providers about using health information technology (HIT). Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University research scientists say these numbers indicate there are more opportunities to engage patients in this type […]

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