UTMB team proves potential for reducing pre-term birth by treating fetus as patient

GALVESTON, Texas – The results of a study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch may pave the way for a new medicine delivery system that could reduce the incidence of pre-term labor and premature birth by allowing physicians to treat the ‘fetus as the patient’. The study has been published in Science […]

Sliding life expectancy poses gender and inequity questions

Questions about why such affluent western societies are facing a reversal in life expectancy are sounding loud alarm bells for Professor Fran Baum, Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor and Director of the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity. Professor Baum is lead author of a study that offers a new perspective on why women […]

College football players underestimate risk of injury and concussion

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 29, 2020) – College football players may underestimate their risk of injury and concussion, according to a new study published today in JAMA Network Open. Christine Baugh, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and member of the CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is […]

Virtual Reality health appointments can help patients address eating disorders

IMAGE: Images taken from the virtual reality environment of a therapy appointment. view more  Credit: Dr Jim Ang – University of Kent Research from the University of Kent, the Research centre on Interactive Media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies – RISE Ltd and the University of Cyprus has revealed that Virtual Reality (VR) technology can have […]

Catholic OB-GYNs can face moral dilemmas in issues of family planning

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 16, 2020) – A study of Catholic obstetrician-gynecologists shows that many face moral dilemmas when dealing with issues of family planning and abortion due to their religious faith, according researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published this week in JAMA Network Open, revealed that some Catholic Ob/Gyn […]