Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI) is a medical video journal for attending surgeons, fellows, residents, medical students, and patients that seeks to positively impact healthcare by publishing the highest quality videos of surgical procedures performed by top teaching physicians.
A new study in 12 men, with and without brown fat, has shown that when activated by mild exposure to cold, brown fat increases blood glucose disposal and insulin sensitivity. Perhaps turning the thermostat down at night may expand brown fat tissue mass and activity, which could lead to a metabolic boost. Read more here.
A group of British scientists have identified 10 blood proteins that can predict with 87 percent accuracy whether someone with early signs of memory loss will develop Alzheimer’s disease within a year. Read more here:
In an analysis of data from one healthcare system, African Americans had greater improvements in HbA1c when taking the drug than did white patients, L. Keoki Williams, MD, MPH, of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich., reported online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Read Here.
After a call from the World Health Organization (WHO), it has emerged that the British government plans to run an investigation into the theory that mobile phones can affect a child’s mental development. Do you think this is an important area to Research? Read more
Medical errors leading to patient death are much higher than previously thought, and may be as high as 400,000 deaths a year, according to a study in the Journal of Patient Safety. Makes this the third leading cause of death in the U.S.? Read Here
New Research sheds light on how we experience the flutters and pressures of touch. The research could help to spell relief from the unending pain of tactile allodynia. It could also help to restore fading senses of touch for diabetes sufferers, cancer patients undergoing chemo—and for everybody else as they age. Read Here.