Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 19, 2012
ESC Heart Failure Guidelines feature new recommendations on devices, drugs and diagnosis
New recommendations on devices, drugs and diagnosis in heart failure were launched at the Heart Failure Congress 2012, May 19-22, in Belgrade, Serbia, and published in the European Heart Journal.

Oxytocin improves brain function in children with autism
Preliminary results from an ongoing, large-scale study by Yale School of Medicine researchers shows that oxytocin -- a naturally occurring substance produced in the brain and throughout the body -- increased brain function in regions that are known to process social information in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Web-based video enhances patient compliance with cancer screening
Patients who watch an online interactive program are more likely to keep their appointments for a scheduled colonoscopy than those who do not, according to a study.
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