If you think you’re sick, based on something you’ve read online, Dr. Reem el Sherif has a word to share with you: cyberchondria.
The rate of C. difficile infection among hospitalized patients drops dramatically when all patients are tested for the bacteria before being admitted to hospital, says a clinical study headed by a JGH physician and researcher.
It’s a scientific conundrum: Twice as many girls as boys develop anxiety and depressive disorders by the time they reach early adolescence.
Youths at risk were the focus of discussions among healthcare professionals in the mental health field at the JGH Department of Psychiatry’s 11th annual Research Day in April.
Nearly half of the heavy smokers who were admitted to hospital after a heart attack had successfully quit smoking six months after being given the drug varenicline.
Patients with long-standing type 1 diabetes are undergoing a clinical trial for a therapeutic approach that combines an agent for stimulating the growth of insulin-secreting cells in the pancreas, along with a drug to prevent the autoimmune system from rejecting the newly formed cells.
For Spyridoula Xenocostas, the practical applications of research hold abundant promise for healthcare users.