Archive for September, 2010

Unexpected findings on medical imaging are usually harmless

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Imagine you go for an MRI or an x ray and the radiologist spots something they didn’t anticipate on your scan – you would be worried, right? Well, maybe you don’t need to be. A study of more than 1,400 scan found that almost 40% showed at least one such “incidental finding” but only 2.5% […]

Medical students keep quiet about depression because of fear of stigma

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Not only are a considerable proportion of medical students depressed, those who are believe they’ll lose the respect of their peers and their tutors if they speak out, according to new research in published in Journal of the American Medical Association. The study of 505 medical students in Michigan found that more than one in […]