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Debunking claims about medical marijuana

In 1996, California became the first US state to legalise marijuana use for medical purposes. Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states. Opponents of medical marijuana argue that such laws ...

14 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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As pediatric use of iNO increased, mortality rates dropped

Use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) among pediatric patients has increased since 2005 and, during a 10-year time period, mortality rates dropped modestly as the therapeutic approach was applied ...

3 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Scottish hospitals see slower decline in deaths

Researchers at the University of York have found that Scottish hospitals have experienced slower reductions in inpatient deaths than their English counterparts.

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Stroke survivors and caregivers feel abandoned by health services, study finds

A systematic review of studies focused on stroke survivors' and carers' experiences of primary care and community healthcare services has found that they feel abandoned because they have become ...

11 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Portable ultrasound; post-prison follow up could improve care of patients with kidney disease

A portable ultrasound can help nephrologists better detect fluid in the lungs of patients with end-stage kidney disease, according to a study by physicians at the Medical College of Georgia ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Can your cardiac device be hacked?

Medical devices, including cardiovascular implantable electronic devices could be at risk for hacking. In a paper publishing online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, ...

Tue 20 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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Creative couples' intervention significantly helps people with Alzheimer's communicate

They do it with the best of intentions. "Do you remember our wedding day?" "Who is that person next to you in the picture?" For couples with decades of shared memories, a partner's decline in ...

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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Research finds you’re more likely to die in a fictional hospital than a real one

Popular medical dramas might be building unreal expectations about hospital care. Andrew Masterson reports.

Mon 19 Feb 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Jymmin: How a combination of exercise and music helps us feel less pain

Pain is essential for survival. However, it could also slow the progress of rehabilitation, or in its chronic form could become a distinct disorder. How strongly we feel it, among other factors, ...

Tue 20 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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‘Laser fabric’ treats skin diseases

Wearable photo dynamic therapy system said to improve patient experience in addressing acne, psoriasis and AK.

8 hours ago from optics.org

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