Penn Medicine researchers have developed a better way to assess and diagnose psychosis in young children. By “growth charting” cognitive development alongside the presentation of psychotic symptoms, they have demonstrated that the most significant lags in cognitive development correlate with the most severe cases of psychosis.
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Shreya Kangovi of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about research that shows how community health worker support improves patient outcomes.
New research is lighting up yet another reason for women to quit smoking.
Some Patients Receive Unnecessary Prioritization for Liver Transplantation, Penn Medicine Study Finds
Patients waiting for liver transplants who develop hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS), a lung disorder associated with end-stage liver disease, are eligible to move up on the wait list.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on smoking being a top health issue in the United States.
New Sleep Gene, Redeye, Discovered in Fruitflies Promotes the Need to Sleep, According to Penn Study
All creatures great and small, including fruitflies, need sleep. Researchers have surmised that sleep – in any species -- is necessary for repairing proteins, consolidating memories, and removing wastes from cells. But, really, sleep is still a great mystery.