Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives

Most doctors, scientists, and other medical professionals consider flu vaccinations to be a safe and effective way of protecting people against influenza, or the flu. The vaccine, usually given in the form of an injection, contains small amounts of deactivated flu viruses. These viruses are not harmful in this state but do trigger the human body to produce antibodies to […]

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This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Core in 4 Weeks

This 30-day challenge is designed to help you progress the amount of time you are able to hold a plank by, yes, holding a standard plank—but also by using other plank-based moves. Switching things up will not only help keep you from getting bored, but it will help you unlock the power in your core. Plus, the circuits will raise […]

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Mother, 40, went BLIND during pregnancy due to a brain tumour

Mother, 40, claims her ‘pregnancy fed a hidden grapefruit-sized brain tumour that made her go BLIND while driving on the motorway’ Emma Bullin was driving on the motorway when her vision went ‘fuzzy’ It was originally thought to be a ‘normal’ until scans revealed a brain tumour    Mrs Bullin’s hormones had made the tumour, which was removed, grow  A mother […]

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Obese mice lose anxiety when ‘zombie cells’ exit their brain

Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have shown in mice that obesity increases the level of “zombie” or senescent cells in the brain, and that those cells, in turn, are linked to anxiety. When senolytic drugs are used to clear those cells, the anxious behaviors in the mice dissipate. These findings appear in Cell Metabolism. Senscent cells are just as the […]

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The fight against food waste: New Food Scanner detects durability

The Scanner determines whether food can still be consumed This is still good or off? This is a question millions of people, if you stand in front of the fridge. Out of uncertainty, many choose to Throw away and dispose of food that are often still in excellent condition. The environmental Foundation WWF Germany made recently in a study of […]

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Placebos DO work and even cause side effects, leading scientist claims

Placebos DO work and even cause side effects such as headaches, thirst and insomnia, leading scientist claims Harvard doctor argues there is no longer any doubt placebos are effective Sugar pills relieve everything from lower-back pain to migraines  Some of the side effects can include headaches, thirst and insomnia  e-mail 5 View comments Placebos get a bad rep, with sugar pills […]

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International Radiation Doses Vary for CT Exams

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 — There is considerable international variation in radiation doses for computed tomography (CT) examinations, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in The BMJ. Rebecca Smith-Bindman, M.D., from the University of California San Francisco, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study involving data from more than 2.0 million CT examinations of adults from 151 institutions […]

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Formerly conjoined twin struggles post-surgery while brother thrives

Formerly conjoined twin battles health problems two years after his surgery while his brother thrives Jadon and Anais McDonald, three, from Knox, Indiana, were born conjoined at the head in September 2015 The twins were separated in October 2016 in a 27-hour surgery at a hospital in New York  Parents Nicole and Christian say Jadon is thriving as he speaks, […]

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Livongo names board member Lee Shapiro as its new CFO

Livongo announced on Friday that Lee Shapiro is its new chief financial officer. Shapiro is the former president of Allscripts, the EHR vendor Livongo founder Glen Tullman served as CEO of before starting the digital health company. WHY IT MATTERS Shapiro is stepping into the CFO post on the heels of Livongo revealing that former Cerner President Zane Burke is […]

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