Tongue microbiome could help identify patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer

Differences in the abundance of certain bacteria living on the tongue can distinguish patients with early pancreatic cancers from healthy individuals, according to results from a new study published in the Journal of Oral Microbiology. Although disruptions to the microbiome — the population of microorganisms that live in and on our bodies — have already been identified in pancreatic cancer […]

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Health Catalyst to showcase new analytics software, talk AI at HIMSS19

Health Catalyst today debuted its new Rapid Response Analytics, a new software suite it says can enable a 10-fold increase in productivity for health system analytics teams with results coming in 90 percent faster. The vendor will be discussing this new product along with various health IT trends, including digital health and practical uses of AI, at HIMSS19 next month […]

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This Arm Day Finisher Needs Just 1 Minute to Brutalize Your Biceps

Next time you plan to rip through a high-volume round of biceps work, take a metaphorical minute to consider that there could be an alternative to all those reps. Then, take an actual minute to crush your arms with this super-tough finisher instead. Men’s Health Fitness Director Ebenezer Samuel uses the 1-minute control curl finisher to stretch out the benefits […]

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Savoy Cabbage-Parsnip Ragout

Ingredients for 2 servings For the Cabbage-parsnip Ragout 250 g Savoy cabbage into 1 cm strips 250 g parsnips – peel, cut in half lengthwise and into 5-mm slices 200 g potatoes, mealy – peel and cut into 1.5 cm cubes 100 g carrots – peel and cut in 5 mm slices 80 g red onion – cut into strips […]

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Brexit could lead to thousands more deaths

No-deal Brexit will lead to thousands of deaths from heart attacks and strokes by driving up the price of fruit and vegetables, study claims, but critics brand it ‘Project Fear at its very worst’ Any deal under which the UK exits the EU will push up prices, experts claim  According to scientists, a no-deal Brexit would have the worst impact […]

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VA puts out call for deputy CMOs to help guide EHR modernization

The Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization at the U.S. Department of Veterans is looking for a few good men or women to help ensure its landmark Cerner EHR implementation is rolled out with clinical integrity – and optimal interoperability with the Department of Defense. The department is seeking candidates – who will be based in St. Louis, Seattle and […]

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High-tech tools, teamwork were key to separating infant girls joined at the head: Researchers report on the Delaney twins one year after surgery

Over a year and a half after the successful separation of two infant twins joined at the top of their heads, surgical team leaders report on this dramatic case in the Jan. 24 New England Journal of Medicine. The surgeons describe the innovative devices, elaborate planning and precisely orchestrated teamwork needed to perform the complex separation surgery at Children’s Hospital […]

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How a Student Died in His Sleep After Eating Leftover Pasta

The best part about preparing and cooking a big feast is having enough delicious leftovers to last you the next few nights. But there’s one crucial step when it comes to eating leftovers never to skip: storing them in the fridge. One young man who dined on leftover pasta didn’t do that, and it appears to have cost him his life.  […]

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