News Updates: Research

Doctors Biased Against Drug Company Research, Study Finds

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Physicians are less likely to trust even top-notch clinical research if it is funded by a pharmaceutical company, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that doctors downgraded their perception of research when told it was industry-funded, whether or not the studies were rigorously done or of high quality.  Read more...

Vertigo Research Study

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Western University of Health Sciences seeks men and women suffering from vertigo to participate in a study on the effectiveness of Osteopathic manual Medicine alone and in combination to Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (Physical Therapy)

They are looking for people who are:

New technology could change how traumatic brain injuries are diagnosed

Posted by Kerrie Denner

(CBS/AP) From car wrecks to combat injuries to concussions from playing football, traumatic brain injuries can cause serious damage and leave irreparable harm. That makes it all the more frustrating that these brain injuries are so difficult for doctors to diagnose.

Now scientists are testing a new MRI-based tool that lights up the breaks these injuries leave deep in the brain's wiring, much like X-rays show broken bones.


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