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Can a brain injury change who you are?

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Can a brain injury change who you are?

Phineas Gage was a well-mannered, respectable, smart business man, but after a severe brain injury became irresponsible, rude and aggressive. He was careless and unable to make good decisions. Was his brain injury the cause of his personality change?

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New Medicare perk for diabetes prevention stumbles at rollout

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
New Medicare perk for diabetes prevention stumbles at rollout

Medicare’s new diabetes prevention program — a yearlong series of classes about healthy eating, physical activity and behavioral change for people at high risk of developing diabetes — is getting off to a rocky star and except in a few locations isn’t up and running yet.

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Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition

April 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition

Affluent Americans are more likely to encounter unsubstantiated information – online, among friends and family, and at farmers’ markets and pricier upscale grocery stores – that raise unfounded concerns about technology. The result is a persistent perception that certain “organic” or non-GMO products are somehow healthier, which is unsupported by research.

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Barbara Bush may have suffered from a chronic lung disease called COPD – a doctor explains

April 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Barbara Bush may have suffered from a chronic lung disease called COPD – a doctor explains

COPD is a chronic respiratory condition that results in cough and shortness of breath. It often gets worse. The disease is most commonly caused by tobacco smoking and is thus often preventable. Mrs. Bush smoked cigarettes for decades, she wrote in her biography, but quit in 1968.

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‘Remarkable’ immunotherapy trial changes advanced lung cancer treatment

April 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Remarkable’ immunotherapy trial changes advanced lung cancer treatment

At one year, 69 percent of the patients who received pembrolizumab and chemotherapy were alive, compared with 49 percent of the patients who received chemotherapy alone.

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‘Scary’ lung disease now afflicts more women than men in U.S.

April 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Scary’ lung disease now afflicts more women than men in U.S.

COPD, traditionally considered a man’s disease, now kills more women in the US than men. Women account for 58% of the 14.7 million people in the U.S. living with the disease and 53% of those who die from it. Nearly 8% of women in the U.S. have reported a COPD diagnosis, compared with just under 6% of men.

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Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder; a psychiatrist explains what that is

April 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder; a psychiatrist explains what that is

Bipolar I disorder includes manic episodes in which a person experiences heightened or, at times, an irritable mood, for at least a week. This includes high energy, inflated self-esteem, reduced need for sleep, talkativeness or pressured speech, overspending, and reckless risky behavior/

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Do not eat store-bought chopped romaine salads, CDC warns

April 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Do not eat store-bought chopped romaine salads, CDC warns

To date, 35 people infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 11 states, including one case in Washington state.

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We asked five experts: do I have to drink eight glasses of water per day?

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
We asked five experts: do I have to drink eight glasses of water per day?

We asked five medical and sports science experts if we really need to drink eight glasses of water per day.

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Scientists teach computers how to analyze brain cells

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Scientists teach computers how to analyze brain cells

According to a new study in Cell, it may be possible to teach machines how to pick out features in neurons and other cells that have not been stained or undergone other damaging treatments.

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