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Teens And Their Screens Tied To Obesity

It has been long established that watching too much television is linked to childhood obesity. Now a U.S. study is suggesting that this also holds true for smaller screens as well, including smartphones, gaming consoles, tablets, and computers. According to a researchers’ report in the Journal of Pediatrics, if teens had the habit of watching […]

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How Smart Phone Baby Monitors Are Affecting Infants

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology, we are starting to see products that may do more harm than good. According to a new article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), smartphone-integrated baby monitors may not be ideal for observing a sleeping child. Undertaken by pediatrician and safety expert Dr. Christopher P. Bonafide […]

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Pregnancy Changes Brain Structure in Mothers

It’s obvious that pregnancy causes quite a few physical changes. But what may not be as obvious are the changes that occur in a mother’s brain. According to a recent study published in the journal, Natural Neuroscience, pregnancy alters the size and structure of brain regions related to emotional intelligence, including understanding thoughts, feelings and intentions of […]

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Recent Study Suggests that Stem Cells Could Be Used to Restore Testosterone Levels

A new treatment may be on the horizon for the treatment of male hypogonadism, according to recent findings published in Stem Cell Reports. Male hypogonadism, a condition in which the body produces abnormally low levels of testosterone, affects roughly 30% of the elderly male population. Issues created by low testosterone levels range from mood swings and decreased […]

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The SJSM Newsletter: January 2017

The Saint James School of Medicine quarterly newsletter is now available for January 2017! It was a busy time approaching the end of another year, with much to report from our students and faculty. Get the details on new student policies, exciting student activities – like the AMSA Breast Cancer Awareness Drive – and our incredible […]

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Yo-Yo Dieting May Lead to Coronary Heart Disease

Dieting trends may be popular, but a recent study found that yo-yo dieting leads to coronary heart disease and sudden death in post-menopausal women. The study, presented at the American Heart Association, analyzed 153,062 women post-menopause, and their weight histories. Research leader Dr. Somwail Rasla wanted to focus on women with “normal” weights, as the […]

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High-Protein Diets are Linked to Heart Failure in Older Women

Many researchers suggest a high-protein diet for long life, higher metabolism and weight loss. However, older women may not receive the same health benefits. According to the Brown University Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a high-protein diet may raise the risk of heart failure for women 50-79 years old. If the protein comes from meat, […]

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Can We Provide Hospital Care Through an Adhesive Patch?

What if there was a way for patients to be taken care of in the comfort of their own home, instead of a hospital bed? Todd Coleman, a bioengineering professor at the University of California San Diego, wants to find that alternative. “As I began to think about stories like this… I began to ask […]

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