Chem-Phys patch

Chem-Phys Patch Simultaneously Monitors Multiple Physiological Parameters – May 30, 2016

Wearable sensing devices are commonly used in real-time health and fitness monitoring, despite being limited to only a single parameter. To this end, researchers...
Human Milk

Effects of Human Milk Oligosaccharides Supplementation on Adult Gut Microbiota

In a recent study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition (2016), 100 healthy adults consumed 2 synthetic compounds, 2′-O-fucosyllactose (2′FL) and/or lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT),...

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How well are you familiar with basic facts about Alzheimer’s disease? This...

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What is colorectal cancer? In colorectal cancer, a malignant (cancerous) tumour begins...
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The Alcohol Rumour

Rumour: Moderate alcohol consumption is linked to an increased risk of...
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The Dementia Rumour

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Mouse Allergens in Schools Increase Asthma Symptoms and Impair Lung Function

A recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics observed a clinically...
food choices

Link Between Parenting Style and Healthy Food Choices When Grocery Shopping

Study reports that a combination of authoritative and permissive parenting facilitates limit setting for children...
picky eaters

Are Picky-Eating Children Getting Enough Nutrients?

A 2016 UK study evaluated the nutrient intake of children who are picky eaters. The...
childhood obesity

Why Do Caregivers and Families Underestimate the Weight of Obese Children?

The underestimation of childhood obesity rates is fueling the rise of premature death in children...
childhood obesity

Is Antibiotic Use in Infancy Linked to Childhood Obesity?

Researchers clarify the factor underlying the risk for childhood obesity.   Childhood obesity has become a public...
neighborhood violence

Does Neighborhood Violence Affect Stress Levels in Children?

An American study investigated the effects of neighborhood violence on telomere length and cortisol levels...
parental mental distress

Can Parental Mental Distress Influence Their Teen’s Happiness?

In a recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers explore the connection...
nutrition intervention

The Effects of Nutrition Intervention on Severe Mental Illness

A new study highlights the importance of nutrition intervention as an approach to treat and...
social impairment

Social impairment in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

Social impairments have been documented in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN). A new study published...
poor sleep patterns

Poor Sleep Patterns Associated with Substance Use in Teens

In a recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers examine the correlation...
daylight savings

Daylight Savings Time Shift Linked to Depression

Daylight savings time is intended to maximize our exposure to daylight, but the shift in...
psychosis

Psychosis Occurrence Influenced by Type of Community

Mental illness, including psychosis, is a very poorly understood and negatively stereotyped field. A group of...
schizophrenia

Inflammation May Link Schizophrenia and Type 2 Diabetes

In a recent article published in Lancet Psychiatry, researchers study the connection between schizophrenia and...
psychiatric-discharge

The Risk that Exists After Psychiatric Discharge – October 21, 2016

A new study found that adults experiencing serious psychopathologic disorders and who are not aligned...
antidepressant

Healthy Subjects Who Receive Antidepressants During Clinical Studies May Double Their Risk of Suicide and Violent Behaviour – October 19, 2016

A review of clinical trial literature suggests that harmful outcomes occurring during antidepressant drug trials...
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Joke Of The Day – December 2, 2016

Surgeon to the patient: - Don’t worry, the wound on your...

Medical News Quiz – November 28, 2016

Put your knowledge to the test! Can you remember last week’s most popular...

Brain Teaser – November 30, 2016

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A teaser a day keeps Alzheimer’s away! What are the next three...
gocap

Gocap: A Smart Insulin Pen Cap for Better Diabetes Management

Medical technology company spun out of MIT develops Gocap, a data-driven insulin pen cap that...
artificial pancreas

Artificial Pancreas for Managing Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetics

A 2016 UK study investigated the safety and efficacy of artificial pancreases for managing blood...
handheld breast cancer scanner

Handheld Breast Cancer Scanner Makes Early Detection Mobile and Accessible

A new study validates the sensitivity and effectiveness of a handheld breast cancer scanner in...
HemaApp

HemaApp Turns Your Smartphone into a Non-Invasive Anemia-Screening Device

HemaApp uses the smartphone’s camera flash to estimate hemoglobin levels and screen for anemia.   Anemia is...
contact lenses

New Method for Creating Custom Contact Lenses

While current contact lens production methods are satisfactory for the general public, creating contact lenses...
sensation

Potential for Restoring Lost Limb Sensation

Limb sensation can be lost via a number of conditions, and leads to a significant...
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Today In Medical History – December 2, 2016

December 2, 2016: (1) (1759) English botanist James Edward Smith is born....

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