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New Studies Explore Impact of Mercury on the Brain

New Studies Explore Impact of Mercury on the Brain

Two new studies suggest that fatty acids, genetics, and even coffee may influence whether or not mercury has a toxic effect on the brain.

1/21/2015
Dear John (or Sue): You are overdue for a colonoscopy…

Dear John (or Sue): You are overdue for a colonoscopy…

It’s a challenge for primary care doctors to convince patients to get colonoscopies and mammograms. A new study shows that personal letters from physicians plus automated phone calls work better than either tactic alone to increase screening rates among patients who are overdue.

1/20/2015
Women Reap Great Benefits from Mental Health Recovery Court

Women Reap Great Benefits from Mental Health Recovery Court

A recent study shows that justice-involved women who completed a mental health recovery court program gleaned more health and psychiatric benefits from the program than their male counterparts.

1/20/2015
Blood Test for Brain Injury Faces Hurdles

Blood Test for Brain Injury Faces Hurdles

The brain’s unique process for removing waste may thwart efforts to create a blood test that can be used to quickly screen for brain injury.

1/13/2015
U.S. Lead in Medical R&D Threatened

U.S. Lead in Medical R&D Threatened

A new study out today in the Journal of the American Medical Association warns that the U.S. may soon relinquish its title as global leader in medical innovation unless current trends, which have seen U.S. biomedical research funding fall in real terms by 16 percent since 2004, are reversed.

1/13/2015