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30 Mar 2017Press release
Mathematical models improve the quality and efficacy of radiotherapy
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Radiotherapy, in which radioactive radiation is used to damage cancer cells, is a common cancer treatment. However, the people applying the treatment are only human and there are other uncertainties involved in it. On March 31st, Marleen Balvert will be defending her PhD thesis in which she shows that these risk scan be reduced using mathematical optimization models.
23 Mar 2017News
Letting go of worries during pregnancy associated with healthier birth weight
Attending to the present moment in an accepting way (mindfulness) during pregnancy may be beneficial for both mother and her baby, as mother’s subsequent mood is better and baby’s birth weight is healthier. That is the main conclusion of new research by Tilburg University.
20 Mar 2017News
More women than men lose interest in sex after treatment for a (imminent) heart attack
Women are more likely to lose interest in sex than men, while men are more dissatisfied after treatment for a (imminent) heart attack. Emotional distress plays an important role, negatively impacting all aspects of sexual functioning.
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Women with mild heart blockage report poorer health, more anxiety and negativity than men
Women with mild blockage of coronary arteries report poorer health, more anxiety and a more negative outlook than men with the same condition, according to new research by Paula Mommersteeg c.s. in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
20 Feb 2017Press release
Vici grant for Jenny Slatman: Mind the Body in Health Care
PRESS RELEASE 17 February 2017 - Professor of Medical Humanities Jenny Slatman is to receive an NWO grant worth € 1.5 million that will allow her to do further research on the meaning of the body in health care. Because the body is mainly perceived as a biological entity in health care, various embodied dimensions of health problems go off the radar. As a result, somatic problems are often given psychological explanations and mental problems are increasingly seen as brain deficiencies. Slatman wants to develop a broader view of embodiment.
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