Experts urge early cochlear implantation of deaf infants as a public policy priority — ScienceDaily

Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago present further evidence that deaf children who received cochlear implants (implanted electronic hearing device) before 12 months of age learn to more rapidly understand spoken language and are more likely to develop spoken language as their exclusive form of communication. In their study, published…

Integrated therapy treating obesity and depression is effective — ScienceDaily

An intervention combining behavioral weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved weight loss and depressive symptoms compared with routine physician care, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Obesity and depression commonly occur together. Approximately 43 percent of…

A new technology developed to detect and analyze colorless and transparent biomaterials — ScienceDaily

DGIST announced on Wednesday, February 20 that Professor Jae Eun Jang’s team in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering developed a biosensor that expresses biomaterials’ colors using nano structure and applies a new image signal processing technique. Active R&D has been underway on clarifying relationship with a certain disease and outbreak mechanism through the…

Low-dose aspirin does not seem to improve survival after prostate cancer diagnosis — ScienceDaily

Low-dose aspirin use does not seem to reduce the overall risk for prostate cancer death at the population level. However, results for extended exposure periods suggest that low-dose aspirin might be inversely associated with prostate cancer mortality after 5 years from cancer diagnosis. Findings from a nationwide cohort study are published in Annals of Internal…