What doctors wear really does matter, study finds: Survey of more than 4,000 patients isn’t just about fashion — patient satisfaction may be affected

Physicians may want to dig a little deeper into their closets, or grab their white coats on the way out of the operating room, if they want patients to view them favorably, according to the largest-ever study of patient preferences for doctors’ attire. In fact, what medical doctors wear may matter more than most doctors

New lab technology could reveal treatments for muscle-wasting disease

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed new cell-based technologies which could help improve understanding of the muscle-wasting disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and test potential drugs for the disease. DMD is a genetic disorder causing muscle degeneration and weakness, caused by an absence of the protein dystrophin. DMD usually affects only boys,

Different outdoor professions carry different risks for skin cancer

One of the main risk factors for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), the most common cancer worldwide, is solar ultraviolet radiation. A new Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology study has found that different outdoor professions carry different risks for NMSC. In the study of 563 participants (47% women) consisting of 348 outdoor

Think You Know How to Do CPR? You're Probably Wrong

When someone suffers from cardiac arrest—an electrical malfunction in your heart that abruptly stops it from beating—knowing how to perform CPR can literally save their life. But more often than not, too many people stand back and watch in fear, doing nothing as a person slowly dies from lack of blood flow and oxygen, explains

More teens than ever would try marijuana

(HealthDay)—One in four U.S. high school seniors would try marijuana or use it more often if it was legal, a new survey finds. That rate—the highest in the 43-year history of the Monitoring the Future survey—likely reflects growing pot legalization in the United States, researchers said. Broken down, about 15 percent of 12th graders said

10 Father’s Day Gifts You Can Order on Amazon Prime

Did Father’s Day completely sneak up on you this year? We’ve been there before. Of course, it’s not like you didn’t want to get your dad or partner something great; it’s just that you’ve been suuuuper-busy, right? And anyway, we’re pretty sure it’s safe to say dads (and dudes in general) are notoriously hard to

Shatavari: Health benefits, uses, and evidence

Shatavari, also known as satavari, satavar, or Asparagus racemosus (A. racemosus), is said to promote fertility and have a range of health benefits, particularly for the female reproductive system. The herb is thought to be adaptogenic, which means that it may help to regulate the body’s systems and improve resistance to stress. In this article,

Depression Can Make Your Brain Age More Quickly

Researchers say depression can increase your risk for dementia. Here’s why and some simple steps you can take to reduce the odds. The brains of people who experience depression or anxiety may age more quickly than other people. And researchers in a new study say this increases their odds of developing dementia. According to the

Teetotallers are off sick MORE than regular drinkers, study finds

Teetotallers take MORE sick days than regular drinkers! Moderate tipplers have the best health and are less likely to miss work through illness, research finds Researchers found that moderate drinkers have the best health records of all  Teetotal people in the UK, Finland and France had a much higher risk of absence  The study surveyed people

Urinary markers predict bone problems after hip replacement

In a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, investigators have identified urinary markers that differentiate total hip replacement patients who eventually develop bone tissue destruction, or osteolysis, from patients who do not. For the study, researchers used a repository of 24-hour urine samples collected prior to surgery and annually thereafter in 26 patients,

Breast cancer: New immunotherapy leads to complete regression

Immunotherapy is a form of cancer therapy that boosts the body’s immune system in the fight against tumors. Adoptive cell transfer (ACT), in particular, is a type of immunotherapy that strengthens a specific kind of immune cell: T cells. In ACT, healthcare professionals collect T cells from the malignant tumor and isolate immune cells that