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NUS researchers develop new blood test for faster, cheaper and more accurate detection of...

NUS researchers invented a highly sensitive blood test for faster, cheaper and more accurate detection of Alzheimer's disease, even before clinical symptoms appear. This technology complements existing clinical and neuropsychological tests for early...
Topics: Medical Research, Blood Test, Alzheimer's Disease

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Half of Americans know antibiotic resistance is a health threat, but many still misuse the drugs

Almost three-quarters (71 percent) of Americans have heard about antibiotic resistance, and about half (53 percent) know it’s a major public health challenge, according to a survey published last Friday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Those are...
Topics: Antibiotics, Polls

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Newly established Phyllis Mailman Professorship will advance the research and development of...

In honor of philanthropist Phyllis Mailman, The Mailman Foundation, the Joshua Mailman Foundation, and The Tow Foundation, have together endowed the Phyllis Mailman Professorship to support groundbreaking emerging infectious disease research at the...
Topics: Medical Research, Vaccines

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Expert Alert: Study finds value in physician-patient outcome assessment process

Sometimes a physician thinks the outcome of a patient's treatment is a great success. Sometimes that patient thinks it was a flop. That disconnect may go unexpressed by patients or unrecognized by health care providers.
Topics: Medical Research

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Blood Metabolite Levels May Help Identify Diabetic Kidney Disease

Metabolomics, the study of small molecules the body produces during metabolism (metabolites) may be a future key to identifying diabetes-related kidney disease. The finding will be presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS)/American...
Topics: Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Medical Research

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Seniors Who Drink Socially: Harmless or Risky?

Nearly half of Americans older than 65 years of age self-report as current drinkers. Most do not develop alcohol use disorders; however, it remains unclear if growing older entails greater vulnerability to alcohol's effects. Research on the impact...
Topics: Alcohol, Medical Research

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Top 4 Things Seniors Need to Know to Stay Healthy this Summer

The summer heat can take a toll on seniors. In particular, seniors should take special care during the summer months to stay hydrated and avoid heat-related illnesses like heat stroke. Even when it's hot outside, seniors still need to exercise....
Topics: Heat Stroke, Stroke

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Hydrogel Offers Double Punch Against Orthopedic Bone Infections

Surgery prompted by automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions can lead to bone infections that are difficult to treat and can delay healing until they are resolved. Now, researchers have a developed a double-duty...
Topics: Bone Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Why States With Legalized Marijuana Should Allow Marijuana Lounges

As marijuana products gain popularity in states that have legalized it, there is an increasing need and consumer demand for public lounges where marijuana products can be bought and consumed socially—similar to bars people visit to buy and drink...
Topics: Alcohol

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Physical Evidence In The Brain for Types of Schizophrenia

In a study using brain tissue from deceased human donors, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they found new evidence that schizophrenia can be marked by the buildup of abnormal proteins similar to those found in the brains of people with such...
Topics: Schizophrenia, Medical Research, Proteins

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NIH Director Francis Collins Has a Plan to Help Eliminate “Manels”

If you want Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, to speak at your next event or conference, he has one important condition. Any panel in which he participates has to include a diverse range of speakers from different...

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Robots may care for you in old age—and your children will teach them

It's likely that before too long, robots will be in the home to care for older people and help them live independently. To do that, they'll need to learn how to do all the little jobs that we might be able to do without thinking. Many modern AI...
Topics: Robots

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Resistant Bacteria Abundant on Nursing Students' Cell Phones

(MedPage Today) -- Small study raises possibility of nosocomial infections, transfer to patients
Topics: Bacteria, Nursing, Medical Research

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Positivity: Student with Cerebral Palsy Gets Out of Wheelchair To Walk Across Stage at Graduation

From , via Liftable (video at link): Published June 9, 2019 at 12:50am Years ago, doctors informed Florida teen Jericho Burroughs that his dreams were out of bounds. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Burroughs was told that he would never succeed in...
Topics: Health Videos

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Second Female Libido Drug Wins Approval

(MedPage Today) -- Bremelanotide efficacy appears modest and made many patients sick in clinical trials
Topics: Clinical Trials

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Angelina Jolie Warned By Doctors To ‘Eat Or Die’?

(NW Magazine) Doctors are not warning Angelina Jolie to “eat or die,” despite a false tabloid report attacking the actress’s weight. As Gossip Cop has stressed countless times, Jolie isn’t suffering any health issues. We can...
Topics: Angelina Jolie

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People in This State Eat More Hot Dogs and Hamburgers Than Anywhere Else

Among the most popular foods Americans eat in the summers are hot dogs and hamburgers, but the rate at which people consume these varies significantly from state to state.

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Dog the Bounty Hunter Asks For Prayers For Wife Who's In An Induced Coma

Beth Chapman has faced various health problems since being diagnosed with throat cancer.
Topics: Coma, Cancer, Oncology

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Our doctors are suffering from human rights violations in medicine

An excerpt from Human Rights Violations in Medicine: A-to-Z Action Guide. From sex trafficking to censorship, the range of human rights violations is immense, some more heinous than others. Abuse may be perpetrated by dictators in war-torn...
Topics: Human Rights, Censorship

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Infant formula recalled over contamination fears

A baby formula sold only at Walmart has been recalled by the manufacturer “because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter.”Read more...

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