Tag Archives: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Questioning the Disproportionate Flood of Publications Praising the Benefits of Early Detection: Too Much of a Good Thing? (BMJ)

Summary A brief Norwegian review has highlighted an unbalanced surge in publications about the benefits of the earlier detection of diseases (which are typically taken unquestioningly as a “given”). The authors allege that articles discussing the benefits of early detection … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Community Care, Diagnosis, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), In the News, International, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Statistics, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ten Portions of Fruit and Veg a Day? (BBC News / International Journal of Epidemiology / Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience)

Summary Forget five portions of fruit and veg per day? Forget seven portions a day? Research by Imperial College London suggests that consuming ten portions a day could be more beneficial and help prevent 7.8 million premature deaths every year. … Continue reading

Posted in BBC News, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), In the News, International, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Nutrition, Patient Information, Quick Insights, Statistics, Systematic Reviews, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Headache: a Predictor for Dementia? (Journal of Headache and Pain)

Summary The researchers conducting the HUNT Study are aware that the possible reasons behind any association between headache and the likelihood of going on to develop dementia are at present unknown. They examined the association between headache and dementia, via … Continue reading

Posted in For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Quick Insights, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nobel Prize for Research on Brain’s GPS (BBC News)

Summary The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to the UK researcher Professor John O’Keefe and the Norwegians May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser, for their identification of the brain’s so-called “GPS system” (in rats). Their work helps … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Studies, BBC News, For Researchers (mostly), In the News, International, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment