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Apple a day

An apple a day does seem to work for me. Any other easy health tips work for you? I try to drink a gallon of water per day. Up north thats a lot even during summer, flavoring with some lemon helps get it down and is good for kidney stones.
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Why melanoma tumors in the brain may be worse?

Melanoma tumors that have spread to the brain are equipped to thwart immunotherapies and targeted therapies that succeed against tumors growing in other sites.
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AGA announces 10 early career physician-scientists for new FORWARD Program

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the 10 early career physician-scientists selected as "Scholars" for the 2019-2020 AGA FORWARD Program.
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Researchers reveal method to produce the perfect cheese fondue

Cheese fondue is an icon of Swiss cuisine and a dinner party staple. While it may seem like a simple dish, getting the texture right can be a challenge for optimal mouthfeel, dipping and flavor release.
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Over 1 in 3 adults miss the mark on protein, finds study

Walk into any grocery store and you'll find high-protein products dominating shelf space throughout the aisles. The benefits of protein are well established, and it's widely recognized as a key nutrient to a healthy, active lifestyle.
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Transplanting bone marrow of young mice into old mice prevents cognitive decline

A new study has found that transplanting the bone marrow of young laboratory mice into old mice prevented cognitive decline in the old mice, preserving their memory and learning abilities.
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Study quantifies hepatic and intestinal mRNA expression of Ugt isoforms in rats

In pharmaceutical companies, rats are used commonly in nonclinical studies to investigate the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetic profiles of drug candidates before they are entered into clinical studies. Most compounds administered via the oral route are metabolized in the liver and intestine, so the metabolism is a key determinant of pharmacokinetics.
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Scientists demonstrate influence of food odors on proteostasis

The smell of food induces a variety of physiological processes in our body. Thus, the production of saliva and digestive enzymes is stimulated before the actual food intake in order to prepare the gastrointestinal tract for the upcoming digestive process.
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Researchers design pacemaker powered by energy of heartbeats

Implantable pacemakers have without doubt altered modern medicine, saving countless lives by regulating heart rhythm. But they have one serious shortcoming: Their batteries last only five to 12 years, at which point they have to be replaced surgically.
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Material used to filter beer and wine could transfer heavy metals to it

A frosty mug of beer or ruby-red glass of wine just wouldn't be the same if the liquid was murky or gritty. That's why producers of alcoholic beverages usually filter them.
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Researchers unlock the secret behind reproduction of fish called ‘Mary’

A female stickleback fish, nick-named 'Mary', has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilized while they were still inside her, according to scientists at the University of Nottingham.
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Strong social support may reduce cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal women

Having good friends can save your life, as a study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative demonstrates how strong social support may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women.
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New technique could expedite cancer diagnosis, lead to better patient outcomes

The days - or even weeks - spent waiting for the results of a cancer-screening test can feel like an eternity. Especially when early diagnosis and quick action are tied to better outcomes.
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Researchers uncover mechanisms that prevent tooth replacement in mice

Most reptiles and fish have multiple sets of teeth during their lifetime. However, most mammals, such as humans, have only one set of replacement teeth and some mammals, like mice, have only a single set with no replacement.
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Link between dietary fatty acid intake and hypertension found to be influenced by diabetes status

Hypertension is an important public health problem that can lead to life-threatening cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke.
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How the sociologists define generations

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Research finds steep rise in self-poisonings among young people

Self-harm from self-poisoning in children and adolescents is not only increasing but starting at a younger age, finds new research by University of Sydney and the NSW Poisons Information Centre.
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Peripheral nerve injury can trigger the onset and spread of ALS, shows study

A growing collection of anecdotal stories raises the possibility that nerve injury in an arm or a leg can act as a trigger for the development amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS -- a progressive neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, named after the famous New York Yankee who died of it in 1941.
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Viruses in the intestinal tracts can lead to islet autoimmunity and Type 1 diabetes

Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, provide new evidence supporting an association between elevated levels of enteroviruses in the intestinal tracts of children and islet autoimmunity, a precursor to Type 1 diabetes.
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Eating blueberries every day could help decrease blood pressure

A new study published in the Journal of Gerontology Series A has found that eating 200g of blueberries every day for a month can lead to an improvement in blood vessel function and a decrease in systolic blood pressure in healthy people.
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How can doctors address patients’ expectations?

No one wants to be sick, especially when no one can tell them what is wrong. In the U.S., we live in a culture where we want instant results; we want easy answers for complex problems. However, in medicine, there are often no easy fixes. Adverse medical events happen, despite our best efforts. For example, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Mississippi woman pleads guilty in massive pharmacy fraud

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman charged in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others has pleaded guilty. Hope Thomley of Hattiesburg entered guilty pleas Wednesday in federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count […]
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Reuse insulin syringe?

I have reused insulin syringes for quite a while with no ill effects, its common practice. No sanitizing, just cap needle and don't let it touch anything. You should be careful and stop if you notice any injection site changes, i never have. Just keep things clean. I have not reused pen needles because they are exposed with no cap on one end after use. However googling i see people do reuse pen needles. That said, while syringes and needles are reusable they are a minor cost in insulin treatm...
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Government headed for close to half of nation’s health tab

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even without a history-making health care remake to deliver “Medicare-for-all,” government at all levels will be paying nearly half the nation’s health care tab in less than 10 years, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The government growth is driven by traditional Medicare, which is experiencing a surge in enrollment as […]
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UW Medicine mistakenly exposed information on nearly 1 million patients

The files contain patients' names, medical record numbers, a description of the information shared and a description of who it was shared with, UW Medicine said in a news release.
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The Medical Tech that Helps You When Your Doctor Can’t

A new breed of tech company wants to fill the gaps between you, your doctor and your health insurance.
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Alcoholics may benefit from multimillion-dollar grant for opioid-blocking implant, says Anaheim company

It’s a well-known and lethal problem: About 90 percent of recovering addicts relapse and use drugs such as heroin again. The overwhelming majority of these falls from grace occur within one month of successfully completing treatment, and the results can be deadly, according to several studies. BioCorRX, a small Anaheim company, believes it can help break this vicious cycle, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse is inclined to agree. The institute — part of the National Institutes of Health — ...
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An Introduction to the Neuroscience Behind Creating Your Reality

Have you ever wondered why two people can share the exact same situation, yet experience it differently? Neural pathways are often described as a type of super-highway of nerve cells, the function of which is to transmit messages. Much like a walking track in the bush, the more you walk over it, the more trodden and clear it becomes. The same thing happens when we engage in behaviors such as thinking certain thoughts with a high degree of regularity. You see the brain consumes between 2...
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Ralph Drollinger Says He’s Not a Christian Nationalist But Exhorts Legislators to Please God with Immigration Policy

Provider of Bible studies and counsel to members of Donald Trump’s Cabinet Ralph Drollinger doesn’t like to be called a dominionist or a Christian nationalist. Loosely, these terms refer to people who believe the laws of the United States should reflect and be based on the teachings of Christianity. Any other influence is false and will lead to bad government. In a recent newsletter Drollinger uses (misuses) Hebrew words for foreigners to inform legislators about what he believes U.S. immigratio...
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New study finds strength of imagination not associated with creative ability or achievement

Imagination is sometimes claimed to be a uniquely human ability, and it has long intrigued psychologists. "Nevertheless, our understanding of the benefits and risks that individual differences in imagination hold for psychological outcomes is currently limited," note two researchers who have created a new psychometric test – the Imaginative Behaviour Engagement Scale (IBES) – for measuring how much imagination a person has, and then used it to investigate whether, as some earlier work hinted, ha...
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