Information is like any other medical therapy. When it's within a therapeutic range, it can be curative. But at toxic levels, it can be destructive. Its quantity will never trump its quality.
Science and medicine often move in small, incremental steps. A framework for researchers studying Alzheimer's Disease won't make the evening news, but it is a victory in a much longer battle. We should pause to acknowledge the quiet work of our scientists and clinicians.
It may be the height of the flu season but diagnosing flu remains a challenge for physicians.
High-profile incidents in which a mentally ill person commits a violent crime has led to the stereotype that these struggling people all pose a dire threat to society. But a team of researchers, studying data from more than 75,000 patients, has developed a model that accurately predicts which patients are unlikely to become violent.
A new study out of Sweden shows that a rapid test for a cardiac enzyme, when combined with a normal electrocardiogram, rules out a heart attack with 99.8 percent reliability. What are the implications of this finding for the future?