Study -- the first to systematically measure handwashing in so many countries -- highlights the need to improve access to soap, along with handwashing behavior in general, in many impoverished countries.
Women in Tennessee who were diagnosed with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with late stage disease after a substantial rollback of Medicaid coverage for adults in the state, according to a new analysis.
According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, human trafficking is a public health concern and often a crime that impacts individuals, families and entire communities across generations. Human trafficking occurs when a trafficker exploits vulnerable victims with force, fraud, or coercion to make them perform commercial sex or work. Since emergency nurses are often the first healthcare workers to have contact with victims, the conversation and education on this topic has ramped up in recent years.
Paris' Cathedral of Notre Dame has a ghost orchestra that is always performing, thanks to a sophisticated, multidisciplinary acoustics research project that will be presented during Acoustics '17 Boston. In the project, computer models use recordings from a live concert held at the cathedral and detailed room acoustic simulations to produce a novel type of audience experience: a virtual recreation of the live performance using spatial audio and virtual reality.
By combining electrical monitoring of neural activity with machine learning, a team of Duke and Stanford University neuroscientists has tuned into the brain chatter of rats engaged in helping other rats. The results clarify earlier conflicting findings on the role of specific brain regions, such as the insula, in guiding antisocial and psychopathic behavior, and may shed light on how to encourage altruistic behavior in humans.
The press schedule for ESC Congress 2017 is announced today. Journalists are invited to attend 6 hot line session press conferences including a Clinical Trial Update and a Late Breaking Registry Results and 3 press conferences with the themes:* Cardiac Interventions - Expanding Applications* Living Longer - Tips and Tricks * Cholesterol Lowering - Reality Check and New Directions