Psychopaths share characteristics with serial killers and successful professions, such as surgeons, high-powered executives, and politicians, according to a review of a new book that explores several scientific approaches to identifying aspects of psychopathic traits.
Three easy-to-obtain pieces of information followed by a systematic recording of a general practitioners' prognostic judgment provide a simple, generic assessment of older patients presenting with musculoskeletal problems.
Despite negative results in a recent major trial, cardiologists are finding reasons to reconsider niacin's potential for cardiovascular prevention in reducing LDLs and triglcyerides and increasing HDLs.
Single-incision laparoscopic colectomy appears to have advantages over the standard laparasopic technique for patients with diverticular disease, and in the right hands even complicated cases can benefit from minimally invasive surgery.
Do patients with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) have a worse sex life, afraid to damage it, or a better one, because they feel better? Either way, studies say, they should be encouraged to discuss the question.
A population-based case control study leads to reason to believe that taking either a selective-serotonin reductase inhibitor (SSRI) or a non-selective monoamine reuptake inhibitor slightly increases the risks for autism among the offspring of pregnant women with a history of depression.
Experts offer an update on current research in hedgehog signaling pathway inhibition in basal cell carcinoma, including efficacy and toxicity results for vismodegib (Erivedge), the first oral medication to win FDA approval for metastatic BCC treatment.