Alternative treatments are often better for noncancer pain, the study found.
- The study examined more than 26,000 people experiencing chronic pain.
- Opioids were only marginally better than placebos at treating pain and improving physical functioning.
- It's estimated that at least 2 million Americans have opioid use problems.
A new study flies in the face of anecdotal evidence and raises questions about how we read data.
- Scientists working at medical schools across the United States discovered that parachutes don't lower the death rate of people jumping out of airplanes.
- The study flies in the face of decades of anecdotal evidence.
- The findings should be carefully applied, due to "minor caveats" with the experimental structure.
"This is a great example of a forest restoration plan which is both good for the people and good for nature," one researcher said.
- Brazil's Atlantic Forest is one of the world's most biodiverse regions, but relentless deforestation threatens hundreds of species of plants and animals.
- Recently, a team of researchers created a computer program designed to optimize how forest land can best be used.
- The approach could be used by governments and organizations in other parts of the world to maximize biodiversity gains while minimizing economic losses.
A new study from Nvidia researchers show just how far artificial image-generation technology has come in recent years.
- In 2014, researchers introduced a novel approach to generating artificial images through something called a generative adversarial network.
- Nvidia researchers combined that approach with something called style transfer to create AI-generated images of human faces.
- This year, the Department of Defense said it had been developing tools designed to detect so-called 'deepfake' videos.
The discovery could potentially bush pack the evolution of feathers on vertebrates by 70 million years.
- The specimens are of two small, flying reptiles discovered recently in China.
- In recent decades, multiple discoveries have led scientists to believe virtually all dinosaurs were covered in feathers.
- This recent discovery suggests that feathers were an adaptation that evolved before the dinosaurs, from a common ancestor.
It isn't mind over matter as much as mind properly working with matter.
- A new Stanford study finds believing you have genetic predispositions for obesity and low exercise endurance changes your physiology.
- Participants told they had a protective obesity gene had a better response than those told they did not, even if they did not actually have the gene.
- Runners performed poorly after learning they did not have the gene for endurance, even if they actually have the gene.
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