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Asthma may be linked to heart failure

New research published in the journal JACC: Heart Failure is suggesting that asthma sufferers may be more at risk of cardiovascular conditions, including heart attack, heart disease, and stroke. This is because these people who suffer from the condition “may also be at greater risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH),” according to Medical News Today.  Characterized as […]

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The path to success? Being yourself.

Why are we more drawn to certain people than others when it comes to medical care or for that matter, anything? Is it the way they dress, walk, speak, or present themselves? Or maybe just because their website looks cool. The answer is that people make conclusions about each other constantly based on a number of […]

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Just how bad is it to burn the midnight oil?

While the phrase “burning the midnight oil” is familiar to many, the health problems associated with it may not be. With research linking the activity to cognitive impairment, metabolic disorders, and even breast cancer, working the night shift may negatively affect the body’s ability to repair its DNA. Published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Dr. Parveen Bhatti (of […]

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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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