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Age-related blindness could now be treatable

A new type of eye drop being developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham holds promise for treating one of the major causes of blindness in the United Kingdom. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a health issue that currently affects more than 600,000 people throughout the UK, and despite being painless, causes the person to slowly […]

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Debunking the myth of saturated fat clogging up your arteries

A team of cardiologists are trying to put to rest a long-standing myth; one that claims that saturated fat clogs up the arteries and can result in coronary heart disease. A recent article collaboration by Dr. Aseem Malhotra (of Lister Hospital in Stevenage, United Kingdom), Prof. Rita Redberg (University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine) and Pascal […]

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Why your brain can predict speech before it’s even been said

Ever wondered why you can often predict what someone will say next when they’re talking? In a study published in the open access journal PLOS biology, scientists from Newcastle University in the UK and a neurosurgery group at the University of IOWA in the US have discovered a fascinating link between the brain’s auditory cortex as […]

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How Technology May Change Your Clinical Practice

With technology continuing to advance rapidly, clinical practices are trying to identify innovative new solutions to improve patient experience with a focus on “placing the patient at the center of care.” The first of these is Verily. Formerly known as Google Life Sciences, the company “lives at the intersection of technology, data science and healthcare.” […]

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Sense of Smell is Unique to Each Person’s Genes and Experience

A study published in the journal eLIFE has suggested that an individual’s unique sense of smell is a result of their genes combined with personal life experience. Senior author of the study Dr. Darren Logan of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute explains that olfactory neurons (the nerve cells in the nose which detect odors) are “highly connected” […]

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Boosting Natural Brain Opioids may be a better way to treat Anxiety

Recent findings by University of Sydney scholars are indicating that medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids might help to reduce anxiety better than ‘receptor-binding’ opioid drugs such as morphine, which can have major side effects. The human body is a complex machine. Medical News Today writes that fear and anxiety (which help to […]

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