Month: December 2019

Mammograms have, so far, had the single role of identifying potentially cancerous tumors in the breast. However, could they also help doctors identify women at risk of heart disease and heart failure? Share on PinterestSome researchers believe that mammograms could also help doctors identify women with a high risk of heart failure. Mammograms work by
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A recent study has investigated links between hair products and breast cancer. The findings have caused a stir, so in this article, we put the results into perspective. Share on PinterestA new study looks at hair dye and breast cancer risk. Overall, breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women during their lifetime. Although breast
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Eye-opening research by neurosurgeons from Barrow Neurological Institute and Montreal Neurological Institute has produced the foremost investigation of the origin and evolution of perhaps the most famous concept devised in neurobiology–the homunculus of neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield. The paper, along with a perspective piece, was published in the August issue of World Neurosurgery. The research was
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that orthodontists use to help correct overcrowded or crooked teeth. Braces can also help correct an overbite. People who are getting braces soon or are considering them may wonder
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Proteus Digital Health CEO Andrew Thompson Qin Chen | CNBC Proteus Digital Health has spent two decades trying to develop “smart pills” that can be used to tell a smartphone app whether patients have taken their medications. The technology was so promising that, three years ago, investors valued the company at $1.5 billion. But Proteus
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In an effort to replicate an experiment conducted over a century ago, systems biologists at Harvard Medical School present compelling evidence confirming at least one single-cell organism—the strikingly trumpet-shaped Stentor roeselii—exhibits a hierarchy of avoidance behaviors. Exposed repeatedly to the same stimulation—in this case a pulse of irritating particles—the organism can in effect “change its
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An existential crisis may occur when a person frequently wonders whether or not life has any inherent meaning or purpose. A person may also question their own existence within a world that might seem meaningless. Experiencing an existential crisis is common, and it is normal and often healthy to question one’s life and goals. However,
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New Jersey residents will have access to the newest clinical trials and medical breakthroughs as a result of an innovative consortium between Rutgers University, Princeton University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. At an event Thursday organized by that consortium, the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJACTS), thought leaders from academia,
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Altruism and a lack of access and affordability are three reasons why people with chronic illnesses are turning to the “black market” for medicines and supplies, new research shows. Scientists at University of Utah Health and University of Colorado ran surveys to understand why individuals are looking beyond pharmacies and medical equipment companies to meet
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New research in the journal Science from the lab of Stephen Elledge at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital reveals how measles infection reduces protection against other diseases. Read the full story at http://hms.harvard.edu/news/inside-immune-amnesia
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Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate the body’s sleep-wake cycle. While melatonin is safe in the short term for most adults, many wonder whether they can give melatonin to babies and children who are having trouble sleeping. Although the body produces its own melatonin, taking melatonin supplements can help provide short-term treatment of insomnia
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is a naturally occurring chemical that exists in almost every cell of the human body. CoQ10 carries out several vital roles, including promoting energy production and neutralizing harmful particles called free radicals.
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Doctors commonly prescribe metformin to help people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar levels. The drug increases insulin sensitivity through its effects on glucose metabolism. Share on PinterestMetformin may hold surprising benefits in the fight against age-related illness. However, although there is clear evidence of metformin’s effectiveness, scientists do not fully understand how
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The New York State Department of Health shared photos of some of the products it found to contain vitamin E acetate, a key focus of the department’s investigation into potential causes of vaping-associated lung disease. Source: New York State Department of Health Dank Vapes was the most commonly used THC product among patients who developed
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Many people who have a Pap smear notice light bleeding, or spotting, for a couple of days after the test. In most cases, this is not a cause for concern, and it usually goes away without intervention. This symptom may occur because the Pap smear can irritate the blood vessels of the cervix, which causes
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Depression is a condition that negatively affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts, with symptoms persisting for at least 2 consecutive weeks. In 2017, around 7.1% of all adults in the United States experienced at least one episode of major depression. This makes it one of the most common mental health conditions in the
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