Monthly Archives: January 2015

30 01, 2015

Placebos work better when perceived as expensive: MRI Study

2015-01-30T19:16:37-04:00 January 30th, 2015|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

MRI studies have previously been done on how expensive wine tastes better, because knowing you're consuming something that's got a higher price tag activates more pleasure centres in the brain. But could the same principle work for distributing placebo medication? According to a new MRI study, it can. The study, entitled Placebo effect of medication [...]

21 01, 2015

Cancer caused by ‘Bad Luck’ according to new study

2015-01-21T20:40:38-04:00 January 21st, 2015|Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Whole Body MRI|

A controversial new study suggests that only about one-third of cancers are caused by what the medical community and world at large have hitherto suspected as the cause of the disease: a combination of genetic as well as environmental factors. And the remaining two-thirds? Those are caused by random mutations of DNA in noncancerous stem cells, [...]

13 01, 2015

New Research finds MRI Superior to CT for Liver Cancer Diagnosis

2015-01-13T20:11:34-04:00 January 13th, 2015|Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

A new study published in the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) journal Radiology has reviewed and analyzed the contrasting abilities of MRI and CT scanning of the liver for cancer. The verdict is in: MRI is superior to CT for cancer diagnosis of the liver. And a victory for MRI is, as always, a positive [...]