Racial, ethnic disparities found in diagnosis, treatment of ADHD

(HealthDay)—There are racial and ethnic disparities evident in the diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online March 1 in JAMA Network Open. Yu Shi, M.D., M.P.H., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues explored differences in rates of diagnosis and treatment of ADHD among children by race and ethnicity using insurance claims […]

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Diagnosis bias of borderline personality disorder high among LGB community

Some health care professionals allow their bias toward lesbian, gay and bisexual persons to show when diagnosing borderline personality disorder, says a University of Michigan researcher. This bias for borderline personality disorder, or BPD—a chronic mental illness known for impulsive behavior, people’s uncertainty about themselves and relationship difficulties—is more pronounced for sexual minorities than heterosexual individuals, says Craig Rodriguez-Seijas, U-M […]

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Study finds wearable devices can detect COVID-19 symptoms and predict diagnosis

Wearable devices can identify COVID-19 cases earlier than traditional diagnostic methods and can help track and improve management of the disease, Mount Sinai researchers report in one of the first studies on the topic. The findings were published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research on January 29. The Warrior Watch Study found that subtle changes in a participant’s heart […]

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Clinical trial: Using MRI for prostate cancer diagnosis equals or beats current standard

The results of a Phase III randomized clinical trial have shown that when it comes to detecting clinically significant prostate cancer, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with targeted biopsies (MRI-TBx) matches the current standard and brings a multitude of advantages. The PRostate Evaluation for Clinically Important Disease: MRI vs Standard Evaluation Procedures (PRECISE) study will help to make prostate cancer diagnosis […]

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Time to act on autism diagnosis deficiencies

Identification of autism, followed by appropriate intervention, has the potential to improve outcomes for autistic individuals—but Flinders University experts say that presently not enough qualified people can diagnose. Professor Robyn Young, a specialist autism researcher at Flinders University, says insufficient time and money lay at the root of the problem. “I doubt that thorough testing is seen as financially viable. […]

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Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Reflects on His AS Diagnosis and Chronic Pain

Not backing down. For years, Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds has been suffering from chronic pain due to ankylosing spondylitis — but he hasn’t let the condition break his stride. The Grammy-nominated musician looked back at his journey to discovering the source of his back pain in an exclusive interview with Us Weekly while discussing his work with the Monster […]

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Teddi Mellencamp's Husband Is Pushing 'Forward' After Daughter's Diagnosis

Standing strong. Teddi Mellencamp’s husband, Edwin Arroyave, opened up about their 4-month-old daughter Dove’s upcoming neurosurgery. Teddi Mellencamp’s Family Album: Pics “Life is always going to punch you in the face,” the Skyline Security Management founder, 43, captioned a Tuesday, July 7, Instagram post. “@teddimellencamp and I got some difficult news about our sweet baby girl. Dove was diagnosed with […]

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Lung cancer symptoms: Have you developed an ache or pain in these two areas? Major sign

Lung cancer is a condition whereby cells in the lungs begin to divide uncontrollably to form a tumour – a mass of diseased or abnormal cells. Lung cancer doesn’t usually produce any symptoms in the early stages, but as the cancer begins too spread into neighbouring areas, warning signs tend to appear. One common warning sign is having an ache […]

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Imaging markers developed to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia

Around four in a thousand people worldwide suffer from schizophrenia, according to scientific estimates. The disease affects people from all walks of life, including Vincent van Gogh, the painter Agnes Martin, mathematician John Nash and Eduard Einstein, a son of the great physicist. The disease affects men and women equally. Despite its prevalence, however, schizophrenia has remained a mystery. Diagnosis […]

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