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Biodegradable Sensor Could Help Doctors Monitor Serious Health Conditions

Jan 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
UConn engineers have created a biodegradable pressure sensor that could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions before dissolving harmlessly in a patient's body. The UConn research is featured in the current online issue of the Proceedings of t......
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Morning Sickness Drug May Not Work: Study

Jan 18, 2018 , WebMD
The drug, Diclegis, failed to meet minimum effectiveness goals in the clinical trial relied upon by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its approval in 2013, Canadian researchers...
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Brain Training Can Improve Our Understanding Of Speech In Noisy Places

Jan 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For many people with hearing challenges, trying to follow a conversation in a crowded restaurant or other noisy venue is a major struggle, even with hearing aids. Now researchers reporting in Current Biology, have some good news: time spent playing a specially designed, brain-training audiogame coul......
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Creativity May Rely on 'Teamwork' in the Brain

Jan 18, 2018 , WebMD
For eons, researchers have wondered what sets the da Vincis, Shakespeares and Einsteins apart. Results from this new study offer more evidence to debunk the popular notion that creativity is a "right brain"...
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New Study Offers Insights On Genetic Indicators Of COPD Risk

Jan 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers have discovered that genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could serve as indicators to help identify people who have low, but stable, lung function early in life, and those who are particularly at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) because of a smoke-induced ......
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Most states don’t require that kids be checked for health issues

Jan 18, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - Most U.S. states don’t require that children be screened for health conditions that can affect learning, according to new research supported by the Children’s Health Fund (CHF)....
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Cycling Won't Sabotage a Man's Sex Life: Study

Jan 18, 2018 , WebMD
The new research on men surveyed 2,774 cyclists, 539 swimmers and 789 runners. All completed several research-validated questionnaires about sexual health, prostate symptoms, urinary tract infections, genital numbness and saddle sores, among other...
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Squirtable Surgical Glue Could Transform Surgeries And Save Lives

Jan 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Sutures and staples are the traditional methods for closing surgical incisions and wounds in emergency situations. However, these methods can be inadequate in complex surgeries and cannot make an air-tight or liquid-tight seal on a lung or artery wound or incision. Now researchers funded by the Nati......
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Brain Imaging Predicts Language Learning In Deaf Children

Jan 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In a new international collaborative study between The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, researchers created a machine learning algorithm that uses brain scans to predict language ability in deaf children after they receive a cochlear implant. ......
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Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely To Smoke 1 Year Later

Jan 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research by UC San Francisco. The study analyzed data from a nationally-representative sample of more than 10,000 adolescent......
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Previous Influenza Virus Exposures Enhance Susceptibility In Another Influenza Pandemic

Jan 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
While past exposure to influenza A viruses often builds immunity to similar, and sometimes different, strains of the virus, Canadian researchers are calling for more attention to exceptions to that rule. New data analysis suggests that people born at the time of the 1957 H2N2 or Asian Flu pandemic ......
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Insulin Vials and Pens May Not Contain Sufficient Insulin

Jan 17, 2018 , RxList
Insulin vials and cartridges sold in pharmacies may not contain sufficient concentrations of insulin, new research...
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75% of India's air pollution-related deaths are rural

Jan 17, 2018 , CNN Health
Rural Indians, who make up about two-thirds of the country of 1.3 billion people, are disproportionately at risk of breathing polluted air, according to new research....
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Colgate uses artificial intelligence in app-enabled electric toothbrush

Jan 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Colgate wants to help consumers change and improve the way they brush their teeth by launching a new electric toothbrush with artificial intelligence that will provide users with feedback on teeth brushing. The Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1 with Artificial Intelligence works with Apple's ResearchKit to crowdsource toothbrushing data for better and faster innovation, the company said. Designed with the help of dentists, the brush features real-time sensors and AI...
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Engineering Solution For Magnetic Materials To Significantly Decrease Costs Of MRI Research

Jan 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from the NUST MISIS Engineering Center for Industrial Technologies have developed an innovative technology for the production of magnetic materials and permanent magnets at a reduced cost. This engineering solution will allow scientists to produce affordable and efficient domestic magnet......
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Activity Monitors Only Effective When Users Set Goals

Jan 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The activity monitors that many received as holiday gifts won't automatically make their recipients active or healthy, new research indicates; however, trackers can have a significant impact when users establish clearly defined objectives. "To make activity trackers effective, users need to set a s......
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Cooling Glove Developed By Stanford Researchers Helps Athletes And Patients

Jan 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A cooling device that has been improving strength and endurance in mostly male athletes for 15 years is finding new uses in helping people with multiple sclerosis live normal lives, preventing overheating in Ebola workers and cooling working dogs. In a recent trial in women, it helped frosh particip......
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Scientists Design Bacteria To Reflect 'Sonar' Signals For Ultrasound Imaging

Jan 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In the 1966 science fiction film Fantastic Voyage, a submarine is shrunken down and injected into a scientist's body to repair a blood clot in his brain. While the movie may be still be fiction, researchers at Caltech are making strides in this direction: they have, for the first time, created bacte......
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Neurofeedback Shows Promise In Treating Tinnitus

Jan 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) have found that neurofeedback training has the potential to reduce the severity of tinnitus or even eliminate it, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Tinnitus is the perception of noi......
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Raw Meat Not the Best Choice for Your Dog ... or You

Jan 13, 2018 , WebMD
Raw meat diets for pets have become increasingly popular, but there is no evidence that they are healthier than typical pet foods, the researchers...
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