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In case you missed it, here are the biggest headlines of the week!   Spider Venom as a Potential Stroke Treatment Stroke is a leading cause of...
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Health Consequences of Worrying in Adolescents

As an adolescent, having both high daily worry and heightened cortisol unsurprisingly increases incidence of adult health complications. However, the effects of worry without...
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Does a Facelift Really Make a Difference?

An online survey asked respondents to view blinded images of patients pre- and post-facelift surgery, and were asked to rate them in terms of...

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The Carb Rumour

Rumour: In adults, carbohydrate-rich foods are associated with depressive symptoms. Truth: This...
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Medical News Quiz – February 21, 2017

Put your knowledge to the test! Can you remember last week’s most popular...
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Secondhand Smoke Has Poor Health and Surgical Outcomes Among Children

A new study published in the British Medical Journal has found that secondhand smoke exposure...
general anesthesia

Using General Anesthesia in Oral Treatments Among Children

A prospective study was conducted, which revealed that receiving treatment under general anesthesia in a...
diabetic ketoacidosis

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Associated With Acute Kidney Injury

A new Journal of American Medical Association article has shown that there is a high...
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Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Increase in Eye Injuries Among Young Children

Candy-like appearance of laundry detergent pods may be related to increasing number of injuries in...
CancerCare Mobile App

CancerCare Mobile App Helps Families Manage Their Child’s Cancer Treatment

CureSearch CancerCare mobile app enables families better manage their child’s treatments and provide better care.   Cancer...
Crohn’s disease

Prediction of Risk Complications in Children with Crohn’s Disease

A subset of patients with Crohn’s disease develops progressive complications such as narrowing of the...
worrying

Health Consequences of Worrying in Adolescents

As an adolescent, having both high daily worry and heightened cortisol unsurprisingly increases incidence of...
Severe Mental Illness

Severe Mental Illness and Excess Mortality in Ethnic Minorities

Severe mental illness has been associated with an increased risk of mortality. Findings from a...
Physical Activity

Effect of Physical Activity Intensity on Psychological Well-Being

Although physical activity has been proven to benefit our health in different ways, whether the...
Marijuana Use

Is There a Link Between Marijuana Use and Psychosis in Young Adults?

Researchers had subjects complete self-assessments regarding drug use and psychosis spectrum symptoms to determine a...
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Life Lost with Lower Life Expectancy in Schizophrenia

A new analysis of published psychiatric studies identifies a significantly lower life expectancy in schizophrenia...
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Can Deep Brain Stimulation Help in the Treatment of Anorexia?

When anorexia is resistant to treatment, medical staff have limited options to help patients stay...
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Joke Of The Day – April 22, 2017

-I'll give you excellent advice on how not to lose hair. -...

Brain Teaser – April 22, 2017

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Dr. Jonson has a clock on his office wall. The clock...
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New Device for Monitoring Glucose and Administering Medication to Diabetic Patients

Scientists have developed a promising new device which allows for monitoring glucose levels and administers...
teenage drinking

Social Media and Teenage Drinking

Exposure to friends’ alcohol-related posts on social media is predictive of drinking behaviors among teens....
mobile phones

Can Mobile Phones Play a Role in Improving Health Behaviours in Youth?

Smart phones and wearable sensors in the present generation are potentially involved in transforming the...
Coronary Artery Disease

A New Way to Diagnose Coronary Artery Disease

A new study in the Nature journal has introduced a new technique for coronary angiography,...
social media

Social Media for Healthcare and Its Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults

Adolescents and young adults are concerned about sharing personal information online, especially related to their...
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Mobile Phone App Exergame May Motivate Exercise in Diabetes Patients

A new study will look at whether exercise game apps developed for mobile phones may...
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Anemia

What anemia is: Anemia is a medical term for low hemoglobin content in the blood. Hemoglobin is...
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

What is COPD? COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, characterized by inflammation in the pulmonary system...
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) formerly known as attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a syndrome...

Atherosclerosis

What is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is the most prevalent disease in the industrialized world. According to published data...
paediatric HIV

HIV/AIDS

What is HIV/AIDS? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, and when untreated, can lead to acquired...
stroke risk factors

Stroke

What is a Stroke? Strokes are one of the most common causes of death, with a...

Vitamins and Supplements IQ Test

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Today In Medical History – April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017: (1) (1889) Swiss organic chemist Paul Karrer is born....

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