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Few researchers consider hearing loss in healthcare communication: Study

Few researchers consider hearing loss in healthcare communication: Study

Doctors believe that communication with their patients is important, but most studies of physician/elderly patient communication do not mention that hearing loss may affect this interaction. The findings come from a review led by two NYU professors published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Many researchers have explored communication between doctors and their […]

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How can porn induce erectile dysfunction?

How can porn induce erectile dysfunction?

Men who have erectile dysfunction are unable to get or keep an erection long enough to engage in sexual intercourse. An erection normally occurs when blood flow increases into the penis, causing it to expand and become firm. Erectile dysfunction symptoms might include: trouble getting an erection trouble keeping an erection reduced sexual desire Porn […]

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Marijuana and erectile dysfunction: What is the connection?

Marijuana and erectile dysfunction: What is the connection?

Erectile dysfunction refers to a man’s inability to get and maintain an erection firm enough to have sex. An occasional problem with keeping an erection is not usually a reason to be alarmed. If it seems to be an ongoing problem, however, there may be an underlying cause that should be investigated. There are a […]

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Do OTC treatments for erectile dysfunction work?

Do OTC treatments for erectile dysfunction work?

Erectile dysfunction is a male sexual dysfunction that is more common as men get older. Medications to treat this condition were previously available on prescription only, but options are now available over the counter. It is important to determine if these over-the-counter (OTC) options work and if they are safe for long-term use. There are […]

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What makes pancreatic cancer so aggressive?

What makes pancreatic cancer so aggressive?

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive tumour types because it starts forming metastases early. The cancer itself, however, is usually only discovered late. This leads to a high patient mortality rate. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now discovered why pancreatic cancer and other malignant types of tumours can disseminate so rapidly. The […]

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UCLA scientists combine a peptide with a nano cancer drug formulation to improve treatment effectiveness and prevent metastasis in pancreatic cancer

UCLA scientists combine a peptide with a nano cancer drug formulation to improve treatment effectiveness and prevent metastasis in pancreatic cancer

Study shows the peptide enhances a vascular access pathway for nanocarriers in pancreatic cancer. UCLA scientists have unlocked an important mechanism that allows chemotherapy-carrying nanoparticles – extremely small objects between 1 and 100 nanometers (a billionth of a meter) – to directly access pancreatic cancer tumors, thereby improving the ability to kill cancer cells and […]

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Western University researchers identify mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation

Western University researchers identify mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation

Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they’ll startle significantly less; by the third time, they’ll barely startle at all. This ability is called acoustic habituation, and new Western-led research has identified the underlying molecular mechanism that controls this capability. The research opens the […]

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Diabetes and erectile dysfunction: What is the connection?

Diabetes and erectile dysfunction: What is the connection?

Erectile dysfunction, also called impotence, is not being able to get and maintain an erection for long enough to have sexual intercourse. There are many causes of erectile dysfunction (ED) which can be physical, psychological, or both. One of the most common causes of ED is diabetes. Studies suggest that 35-75 percent of men with diabetes […]

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Diet tips for psoriatic arthritis: Foods to eat and avoid

Diet tips for psoriatic arthritis: Foods to eat and avoid

Psoriasis is a condition that causes red, itchy patches of skin, most often on the elbows, knees, and scalp. Some types of psoriasis cause painful, scale-like rashes that crack and bleed, while others cause white bumps, blisters, or small red dots. Anywhere between 6-39 percent of people with psoriasis will also develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA). […]

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Religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa

Religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa

Religiosity has been associated with various forms of fasting and self-starvation for thousands of years. Many believe that extreme religiosity can be a risk factor of anorexia nervosa. However, a recent population study conducted in Finland showed that religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa. “Many medieval saints fasted themselves to death. The […]