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Measuring differences in brain chemicals in people with mild memory problems

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Mar 21, 2019
 

Using strong and targeted but noninvasive magnets at specific sites in the brains of people with and without mild learning and memory problems, researchers report they were able to detect differences in the concentrations of brain chemicals that transmit messages between neurons.

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Forgetting uses more brain power than remembering

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Mar 14, 2019
 

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, researchers discovered through neuroimaging.

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Aerobic exercise eases depression, even in chronically ill

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Mar 07, 2019
 

People with chronic health problems who suffer from depression may find their mood improve when they do aerobic exercise, a research review suggests.

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Be yourself at work - It's healthier and more productive

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Feb 28, 2019
 

At work, it's healthier and more productive just to be yourself, according to a new study.

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New molecules reverse memory loss linked to depression, aging

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Feb 21, 2019
 

New therapeutic molecules show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. These molecules not only rapidly improve symptoms, but remarkably, also appear to renew the underlying brain impairments causing memory loss in preclinical models.

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How sleep can fight infection

SLEEP / FROM THE NET / Feb 14, 2019
 

Researchers have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. Sleep improves the potential ability of some of the body's immune cells to attach to their targets, according to a new study.

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Even psychological placebos have an effect

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Feb 07, 2019
 

New findings shows that placebo effects do not only occur in medical treatment, placebos can also work when psychological effects are attributed to them.

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New strategy expands the benefits of Internet-delivered CBT

HEALTHCARE / FROM THE NET / Feb 01, 2019
 

[KI] Scientists have experimented with a new adaptive treatment strategy for Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (ICBT) that identifies patients within the first month who face a major risk of treatment failure. The results also suggest that such patients may nevertheless benefit if their treatment is adjusted to accommodate their specific needs and challenges.

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Researchers move germ-killing clays closer to medical use

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Aug 21, 2018
 

Researchers have found that at least one type of blue clay may help fight disease-causing bacteria in wounds, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Why stealthy viruses are making you ill

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Aug 08, 2018
 

Newly discovered trick used by viruses makes them more dangerous.

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Healthy diet may stave off age-related hearing loss for women

NUTRITION / FROM THE NET / May 24, 2018
 

Another benefit of a healthy diet may be protection against age-related hearing loss, suggests a large study of women.

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New update to the HW apps available

NEWS / Mar 02, 2018

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Single blood test screens for eight cancer types

HEALTHCARE / FROM THE NET / Jan 18, 2018
 

Researchers have developed a single blood test that screens for eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of the cancer.

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HealthWatch has updated Terms of use and Privacy policy

FROM THE NET / Dec 05, 2017

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Rare benign tumors hold the 'genetic recipe' to combat diabetes

HEALTHCARE / FROM THE NET / Oct 03, 2017
 

Researchers discover that insulinomas contain novel molecular pathways and reveal the map to regenerate insulin-producing cells.

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Blood test can predict early lung cancer prognosis

HEALTHCARE / FROM THE NET / Aug 30, 2017
 

Cancer cells obtained from a blood test may be able to predict how early-stage lung cancer patients will fare, a team of researchers has shown.

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New way found to boost immunity in fight cancer and infections

HEALTHCARE / FROM THE NET / Jul 19, 2017
 

A research team has identified a key new mechanism that regulates the ability of T-cells of the immune system to react against foreign antigens and cancer.

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Trigger for autoimmune disease identified

HEALTHCARE / FROM THE NET / May 10, 2017
 

Researchers have identified a trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis. The findings help explain why women suffer autoimmune disease more frequently than men, and suggest a therapeutic target to prevent autoimmune disease in humans.

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Researchers make major brain repair discovery in fight against Multiple Sclerosis

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Mar 14, 2017
 

Scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair – a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionize the treatment of debilitating neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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New way of visualizing fatty acids inside cells

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Feb 02, 2017
 

A new method to image intracellular fatty acids at a single cell level has been developed by a team of researchers. They treated cells with fatty acids containing a single bromine atom and used scanning X-ray fluorescence microscopy to observe the molecules inside the cells. The technique offers superior resolution. The new method may improve understanding of the role of fatty acids in cell function and disease.

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Computer models could help design physical therapy regimens

HEALTH / FROM THE NET / Jan 10, 2017
 

Researchers have developed a computational walking model that could help guide patients to their best possible recovery after a stroke.

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Social anxiety disorders? Cognitive therapy most effective treatment

PSYCHIATRY / FROM THE NET / Dec 16, 2016
 

Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder of our time. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Researchers spent 10 years studying alternative treatments to find that cognitive therapy works best for social anxiety disorders.

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Women catching up to men in alcohol consumption

NUTRITION / FROM THE NET / Oct 25, 2016
 

New research shows women are closing the gender gap on alcohol-related health problems

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Exercise may reduce alcohol-related cancer risk

EXERCISE / FROM THE NET / Sep 16, 2016
 

Getting regular moderate or vigorous exercise may offset some of the potentially lethal health effects of regular alcohol consumption, a new study suggests.

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Face changing technology showing sun damage is most effective at promoting sun safe behavior

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Aug 18, 2016
 

Researchers examined the way sun safe messages are conveyed to young women, and found that visual communication using technology to age participant's faces to emphasis sun damage and premature aging is most effective.

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Scientists discover taste center of human brain

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Mar 19, 2019
 


Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and a new method of statistical analysis, researchers have discovered the taste center in the human brain by uncovering which parts of the brain distinguish different types of tastes.

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New gene hunt reveals potential breast cancer treatment target

HEALTHCARE / FROM THE NET / Mar 11, 2019
 

Researchers have developed a way to discover elusive cancer-promoting genes, already identifying one that appears to promote aggressive breast cancers.

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How sensitivity to emotions changes across the lifespan

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Mar 05, 2019
 

Researchers gain a deeper understanding into differences in emotion processing.

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Breakthrough toward developing blood test for pain

PAIN / FROM THE NET / Feb 26, 2019
 


Researchers have developed a test that objectively measures pain biomarkers in blood. The test could help physicians better treat patients with precision medicine, and help stem the tide of the opioid crisis.

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Live better with attainable goals

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Feb 19, 2019
 

New study shows that those who set realistic goals can hope for a higher level of well-being. The key for later satisfaction is whether the life goals are seen as attainable and what they mean to the person,

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Being kind to yourself has mental and physical benefits

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Feb 12, 2019
 

Taking time to think kind thoughts about yourself and loved ones has psychological and physical benefits, new research suggests.

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What you eat could impact your brain and memory

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Feb 05, 2019
 

Researches discovers a hormone that, at higher levels, could decrease a person’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Untreated hearing loss tied to cognitive decline in older adults

HEALTHCARE / FROM THE NET / Oct 17, 2018
 

While age-related hearing loss has long been linked to cognitive decline, a UK study suggests hearing aids may help minimize the risk of problems like impaired memory or executive function.

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Quitting smoking improves your health, even if you gain weight, study finds

HEALTH / FROM THE NET / Aug 16, 2018
 

New research finds both good news and bad news for smokers who worry about packing on extra pounds when they try to quit.

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Smoking linked to increased atrial fibrillation risk

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Aug 02, 2018
 

Current smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop the most common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, suggests an analysis of existing research.

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How a protein helps bacteria outsmart the human immune system

HEALTHCARE / FROM THE NET / Apr 02, 2018
 

New research has uncovered a mechanism by which the bacteria that cause Lyme disease fight innate immune responses, and observed a never-before-seen phenomena demonstrating the bacteria can spring back in the body weeks later. Understanding this type of bacteria, one of only a few pathogens that can actually persist in the body for long periods of time, has major implications for treatment of tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease.

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How cells are able to turn

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Jan 22, 2018
 

Researchers have long wondered how our cells navigate inside the body. Two new studies have now demonstrated that the cells use molecular force from within to steer themselves in a certain direction. This knowledge may be of great significance in the development of new drugs.

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Caffeine level in blood may help diagnose people with Parkinson's disease

HEALTHCARE / FROM THE NET / Jan 07, 2018
 

Testing the level of caffeine in the blood may provide a simple way to aid the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.

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Computer analysis fills gaps in antibody blueprint

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Nov 30, 2017
 

Antibodies defend our bodies against intruders. These molecules consist of proteins with attached sugars. However, the blueprint directing the processing of these sugars on the protein was not well understood until now. Scientists have now used computer analysis to complete this blueprint and confirmed their findings in the laboratory.

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Gut bacteria that 'talk' to human cells may lead to new treatments

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Aug 30, 2017
 

Scientists developed a method to genetically engineer gut bacteria to produce molecules that have the potential to treat certain disorders by altering human metabolism.

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Mental health programs in schools: Growing body of evidence supports effectiveness

HEALTH / FROM THE NET / Aug 10, 2017
 

School-based mental health programs can reach large numbers of children, with increasing evidence of effectiveness in improving mental health and related outcomes, according to a research review/

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Healthy diet? That depends on your genes

NUTRITION / FROM THE NET / Jun 12, 2017
 

Shifts in the diets of Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of the time, new research indicates. The study has implications for the growing field of nutritional genomics, called nutrigenomics. Based on one's ancestry, clinicians may one day tailor each person's diet to her or his genome to improve health and prevent disease.

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Twin research reveals which facial features are most controlled by genetics

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Apr 19, 2017
 

Research uses computer image and statistical shape analysis to shed light on which parts of the face are most likely to be inherited. The study examined 3-D face models of nearly 1,000 UK female twins, and found that the shapes of the end of the nose, the area above and below the lips, cheekbones and the inner corner of the eye were highly influenced by genetics.

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Gene variants associated with body shape increase risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes

DIABETES / FROM THE NET / Feb 15, 2017
 

A study has found that a pattern of gene variants associated with a body type, in which weight is deposited around the abdomen, rather than in the hips and thighs, increases the risk for type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, as well as the incidence of several cardiovascular risk factors.

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Brain activity 'key in stress link to heart disease'

STRESS / FROM THE NET / Jan 12, 2017
 

Brain activity is key to why stress increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, a study suggests.

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Iron deficiency anemia associated with hearing loss

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Dec 29, 2016
 

Medical researchers examined the association between sensorineural hearing loss and conductive hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia in adults ages 21 to 90 years.

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Blood test could predict best treatment for lung cancer

HEALTHCARE / FROM THE NET / Nov 21, 2016
 

A blood test could predict how well small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients will respond to treatment, according to new research.

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Study shows health improving globally, but progress is patchy

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Oct 06, 2016
 

Globally, people's health is improving and life expectancy is rising, but progress is far from universal with chronic diseases bringing long-term illness and causing seven out of 10 deaths, according to research.

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Ignoring a minor stroke ups risk for more strokes soon after

HEALTHCARE / FROM THE NET / Sep 05, 2016
 

People who have a minor stroke – or even a mini-stroke - are at serious risk for further strokes in the next few days, but many people delay going to the hospital because they do not recognize the symptoms, researchers warn.

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Virtual reality helps 8 paralyzed people move again

SCIENCE / FROM THE NET / Aug 12, 2016
 

Brain training therapy, including virtual reality walking, helped kick-start connections between brain and body

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