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Category Archives: Case Studies

Study finds Cancer screening rates decline when patients see doctors later in the day

Cancer screening rates decline when patients see doctors later in day

Summary:Decision fatigue and doctors falling behind schedule may lead to lower cancer screening rates, a new study finds.

Compared to patients who see their primary care doctor earlier in the day, cancer screening rates decline significantly as the day goes on, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School… Read More

Greenland | Tsunami signals to measure Glacier Calving

Tsunami signals to measure glacier calving in Greenland

Summary:Scientists have employed a new method utilizing tsunami signals to calculate the calving magnitude of an ocean-terminating glacier in northwestern Greenland, uncovering correlations between calving flux and environmental factors such as air temperature, ice speed, and ocean tides.

In recent years, glaciers near the North and South poles, … Read More

Big Data and Personal Health

How big data can be used for personal health

Summary:Scientists followed a cohort of more than 100 people over several years, tracking the biology of what makes them them. Now, after collecting extensive data on the group’s genetic and molecular makeup, the researchers are piecing together a new understanding of what it means to be healthy and how deviations from an individual’s norm … Read More

Intelligence can be linked to Health and Aging

Intelligence can link to health and aging

Summary:For over 100 years, scientists have sought to understand what links a person’s general intelligence, health and aging. In a new study, a scientist suggests a model where mitochondria, or small energy producing parts of cells, could form the basis of this link. This insight could provide valuable information to researchers studying various… Read More

Study finds that Good enough parenting is good enough

'Good enough' parenting is good enough, study finds

Summary:Caregivers need only ‘get it right’ 50 percent of the time when responding to babies’ need for attachment to have a positive impact on a baby, new research finds.

What really matters in caring for babies may be different than commonly thought, says Lehigh University researcher Susan S. Woodhouse, an expert on infant attachment.… Read More

Obesity rising faster in Rural areas than the Urban

Obesity rising faster in rural areas than cities

Summary:Obesity is increasing more rapidly in the world’s rural areas than in cities, according to a new study of global trends in body-mass index (BMI).

Obesity is increasing more rapidly in the world’s rural areas than in cities, according to a new study of global trends in body-mass index (BMI).

The research, led by Imperial College London

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Optimism, wisdom & loneliness | Linked to Physical & Mental health of Seniors

Physical and mental health of seniors linked to optimism, wisdom and loneliness

Summary:In a new study of older adults living in a senior continuing care facility, researchers parse how distinctive factors, such as wisdom, loneliness, income and sleep quality, impact the physical and mental functioning of older persons.

Ten thousand Baby Boomers turn 65 every day. By 2029, the entire generation born between 1946 and 1964 will be at least… Read More

Why do athletes report or hide concussion symptoms

What makes athletes report or hide concussion symptoms

Summary:Whether or not an NCAA Division I athlete is likely to report concussion symptoms depends on factors including their vested interests, their understanding of health implications, and their team culture and societal influences drawn from narratives of performance circulating in media, according to a new study.

Whether or not an NCAA Division I … Read More

Nuclear Power | Public dread limits its use

Public dread of nuclear power limits its use

Summary:Nuclear power has been a part of the American energy portfolio since the 1950s, but for a number of reasons, the general public has long felt a significant dread about it.

In the ongoing effort to decarbonize U.S. energy production, there is one energy source that often attracts great controversy. Nuclear power has been a part of the American energy … Read More

New treatment for severe dry eye disease,early clinical trials are promising

New treatment for severe dry eye disease promising in early clinical trials

Summary:Participants in a phase I/II clinical trial of a new enzyme-based treatment for severe dry eye disease experienced reduced signs of disease and discomfort, according to a new article.

Participants in a phase I/II clinical trial of a new enzyme-based treatment for severe dry eye disease experienced reduced signs of disease and discomfort, according… Read More

Ocean activity is the key controller of summer monsoons

Ocean activity is key controller of summer monsoons

Summary:New research finds ocean activity may control the strength and intensity of summer monsoons. The results could help researchers predict how monsoons will change with warming oceans.

Results may help researchers interpret ancient monsoon variations, predict future activity in the face of climate change.

Each summer, a climatic shift brings persistent

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