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Trial review confirms common antidepressant is 'unsafe and ineffective' for te...
Widely prescribed to American teenagers since 2001, the antidepressant drug paroxetine is not safe or effective and is no better than placebo, according to a groundbreaking reanalysis of the original trial data.
Medical News Today - Fri. Jul 21
Physicians: Can social media make or break your career?
For doctors in the digital age, your social media fingerprint has the power to either advance or damage your career.
Medical News Today - Fri. Jul 14
Detecting long-term concussion in athletes
Lawyers representing both sides in concussion lawsuits against sports leagues may eventually have a new tool at their disposal a diagnostic signature that uses artificial intelligence to detect brain trauma years after it has occurred. While the short-term effects of head trauma can be devastating, the long-term effects can be equally hard for patients. The symptoms may linger years after the concussion happened. The problem is it is often hard to say whet ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 12
UNU report focuses on ties between financial sector and modern slavery
New York, 11 July 2017 - The financial sector has a number of underutilised tools at its disposal to disrupt funds generated by human trafficking and modern slavery, claims a new report published today by the United Nations University UNU , a United Nations think tank. The report, 25 Keys to Unlock the Financial Chains of Human Trafficking Modern Slavery , draws on insights from a unique collaboration of representatives of the financial sector, financial r ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 12
How universities are fostering innovation and entrepreneurship
Tampa, Fla. Jul. 7, 2017 - The next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs are being formed at U.S. universities. Exactly what are these universities doing to ensure that these students and faculty will be successful in their innovation and entrepreneurship endeavors As it turns out, they re doing a lot. The current issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors reg 19.1 full text zeroes in on the critical topics of in ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 7
What's in a name? Big Data reveals distinctive patterns in higher education sy...
Using lists of names collected from publicly available websites, two University of Chicago researchers have revealed distinctive patterns in higher education systems, ranging from ethnic representation and gender imbalance in the sciences, to the presence of academic couples, and even the illegal hiring of relatives in Italian universities. This study was an exercise in exploiting bare-bones techniques, said author Stefano Allesina, PhD, professor of ecolo ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Medical tourism in spotlight as experts call for tighter regulation
Countries should unite to tackle unscrupulous advertising of unproven therapies involving stem cells, experts say. An international group of leading experts has called for tighter regulation of so-called stem cell tourism. This involves patients travelling to other countries, where medical regulations are less strict, for treatment with potentially unsafe therapies. Hundreds of medical centres around the world are offering therapies that involve transplant ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Probing psychopathic brains
Josh Buckholtz wants to change the way you think about psychopaths - and he s willing to go to prison to do it. An Associate Professor of Psychology, Buckholtz is the senior author of a study that relies on brain scans of nearly 50 prison inmates to help explain why psychopaths make poor decisions that often lead to violence or other anti-social behavior. What they found, he said, is psychopath s brains are wired in a way that leads them to over-value imme ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
China's innovation future depends on intellectual property rights protection
As China s working age population shrinks and cheap labour dries up, the country s leaders have been keen to stress the urgency to move from an economy based on investment and heavy industry to a sustainable, innovation-led one. According to a new paper by Lily Fang, INSEAD Associate Professor of Finance, forthcoming in the Review of Financial Studies , Intellectual Property Rights Protection, Ownership, and Innovation Evidence from China, the success of t ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
What's in a name? Big Data reveals distinctive patterns in higher education s...
Using lists of names collected from publicly available websites, two University of Chicago researchers have revealed distinctive patterns in higher education systems, ranging from ethnic representation and gender imbalance in the sciences, to the presence of academic couples, and even the illegal hiring of relatives in Italian universities. This study was an exercise in exploiting bare-bones techniques, said author Stefano Allesina, PhD, professor of ecolo ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 4
Regional disparity in way local authorities and family courts deal with children
A North-South divide in the way children are dealt with by local authorities and the Family Courts has been uncovered by researchers from the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University. The findings, revealed today at a conference at Lancaster University to explore care demand and enable professionals from all over the North to hear and debate the issues, highlight regional differences. Children in the North East are at greater ri ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 3
Doctors testified against dying cancer patients for tobacco companies
A new study reveals that a group of physicians have testified for the tobacco industry against patients dying of cancer on multiple occasions, repeatedly stating that their smoking habits did not cause cancer.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jul 1