University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

By Laura Lovett 02:01 pm June 20, 2019
Facebook posts could be a window into more than just what you did last weekend. It turns out the language used in a Facebook post can predict if a user has a certain medication condition, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE.  Academics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine set out to research if Facebook posts could predict conditions that were already recorded in a...
By Laura Lovett 02:00 pm May 31, 2018
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that telemedicine services could lead to an increase in genetic counseling in community care centers, according to an abstract that will be presented tomorrow at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting. Seventy-seven percent of participants in the study's remote group, who were offered genetic...
By Aditi Pai 12:06 pm February 16, 2016
People are most incentivized to walk regularly when they are told they would lose something for failing to do so, as opposed to being told they would gain something, according to a randomized controlled trial of 281 adults recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  The 26-week trial was conducted between March and September 2014. This study was funded by the National Institute on...