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A recent study shows patients diagnosed with symptoms of dementia are more likely to be incontinent.
An assessment of expert members of panels making decisions about definitions or diagnostic criteria for common conditions in the US, which were published in guidelines used by physicians and other healthcare professionals caring for patients, found that most members had ties to industry.
Twelve national dementia clinical practice guidelines included only half of 31 ethical issues the authors had identified as important in patient care.
A physical handicap like being tied down makes men over-estimate an opponent's size and under-estimate their own.
People given scientific evidence supporting our ability to predict the future feel a greater sense of control over their lives.
Lunch at a restaurant with friends reduces cognitive control more than lunch eaten alone at a desk does.
Aiming to quell heated national debate about gun control with factual answers, two UC Irvine mathematicians have designed parameters to measure how to best prevent both one-on-one killings and mass shootings in the United States.
A speaker's power to act on his words influences how a listener perceives the meaning of their message.
Less than five percent of promising basic science discoveries that claim clinical relevance lead to approved drugs within a decade, partly because of flawed pre-clinical animal research.
The main barriers to the access, delivery, and use of interventions that help to prevent malaria in pregnant women are relatively consistent across sub-Saharan African countries and may provide a helpful checklist to identify the factors influencing uptake of these important interventions.
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PLoS ONE is an open-access peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). It was established in 2006 as a beta version. In August 2008 it moved from a weekly publication schedule to a daily one, publishing articles as soon as they became ready. In October 2008, it came out of “beta.” In September 2009, PLoS ONE made full online usage of every published article publicly available. The founding managing editor was Chris Surridge. He was succeeded by...