Patients Are Consumers: Ignoring that Fact is Futile

patients are consumers

In a recent Medscape editorial, noted bioethicist Art Caplan, PhD remarked on a published commentary by Hastings scholars in Health Affairs titled ‘Patient-Centered Care, Yes; Patients As Consumers, No’. Medscape followed up on the assertions in the published commentary by polling its physician and nurse readers for feedback—results strongly evidencedRead

Exposure to Blue Light may Accelerate Aging in the Brain and Retinas

blue light

New research at Oregon State University suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes damage cells in the brain as well as retinas. The study, published today in Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, involved a widely used organism, Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, an important model organism becauseRead

Cannabis for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy

Cannabis for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

A new study shows that cannabis may be helpful to address the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to health survey data collected by Statistics Canada from more than 24,000 Canadians, researchers from the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and University of British Columbia (UBC) found that peopleRead

Controversial Antibody Testing Accurately Predicts Sesame Allergies

sesame allergies

Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have found that sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population. In addition, the scientists have found that sesame antibody testing–whose utility has been controversial–accurately predicts whether a child with a food allergyRead