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July 23rd, 2015 at 5:37 pm

How your smartphone may be able to detect if you are depressed

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A small new study finds that depression can be predicted just from smartphone data.   Continue Reading »

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July 23rd, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Feeling 7 years younger and $10,000 richer by living near a lot of trees?

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A new study suggests that you should probably count the number of trees on the block, the next time you are hunting for a house or apartment.   Continue Reading »

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July 14th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Are fish oil pills a $1.2 billion industry built on empty promises?

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The Web site of the National Institutes of Health has some advice for anyone wondering about whether to take a fish oil pill to improve your health.  Yes. And no.   Continue Reading »

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June 30th, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Amazing connection between gut bacteria and cognitive functioning

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Oregon State University researchers have discovered a new link between cognitive functioning and gut bacteria.  In recent years the science involving bacteria in the gut and its link to health and cognitive functioning has boomed.  Parkinson’s disease has even been linked to changes in gut bacteria.  Published in the journal Neuroscience, a new study shows that diets high in fat and sugar are probably impacting cognitive functioning, because of their impact on the type of bacteria that thrive on high-fat and high-sugar diets.   Continue Reading »

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June 30th, 2015 at 9:17 pm

First 3D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques

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Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital congenital heart experts have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart.   Continue Reading »

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June 25th, 2015 at 10:13 am

Airing – world’s first hoseless, maskless, cordless CPAP device

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Your whole day can be ruined by missing out on a good night’s sleep. Your mood can be affected, you can find it hard to focus, and it can be nearly impossible to shake the sleepy feeling.

 

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June 22nd, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Top 11 tech innovations that could change medicine

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Huge changes in medicine and healthcare fueled by technology are heading our way.   Continue Reading »

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June 19th, 2015 at 10:34 am

Experts: online human breast milk comes with serious health risks

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British experts have recently warned the growing online craze among some fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers for buying and drinking human breast milk poses serious health risks.   Continue Reading »

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June 8th, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Ambulance drones on the rise

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos caused quite a stir in December 2013, with the announcement of his company’s plans to offer 30-minute product deliveries via unmanned aerial vehicles (more commonly referred to as “drones”).   Continue Reading »

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June 5th, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Using genome sequencing to improve patient care

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According to one speaker at Advances in Genome Biology, a conference for genomic scientists held earlier this year, the use of genome sequencing to improve patient care is no longer a far-off goal – it’s happening today.   Continue Reading »

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