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Newly discovered spinach-protein may help people dealing with alcohol abuse, mood disorders

A large protein found in spinach may aid in the development of new medications for millions around the world dealing with alcohol use disorders, chronic pain and mood disorders, researchers said. The study, led by researchers from the Purdue University, discovered two peptides which are naturally metabolic products of Rubisco — a large …

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AI in activity trackers, smartphones threatening privacy of health data: Study

Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in devices such as activity trackers, smartphones and smartwatches, are threatening the privacy of people’s health data, finds a study led by an Indian-origin researcher, arguing that current laws and regulations do not safeguard individuals’ confidential health information. The findings, led by University of California – Berkeley …

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Want to Give a Gift That Helps? How About Forgiving Medical Debt

A nonprofit helps people in need by purchasing bundles of past-due medical bills and forgiving them. If you’re looking for a special Christmas gift to mark this holiday season, you could follow in the footsteps of two women in upstate New York, a man who lost his wife to cancer, …

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The First Wearable AI Heart Monitor Has Arrived, and It’s Saving Lives

The new Heartsense heart monitor is the first of many wearable AI-driven devices that will help reshape healthcare in the near future. How can artificial intelligence (AI) help you stay on top of your heart health? A new device hopes to answer that. With a new high-tech, wearable heart monitor, …

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What Seniors Should Know About the Shingles Vaccine Shortage

The shortage of Shingrix appears to be due largely to an unprecedented demand for the drug. In recent years drug shortages have become an increasingly common headache for both medical providers and patients. Now medical providers have been dealing with a shortage of the vaccine that helps protect against shingles. …

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Is Screen Time Altering the Brains of Children?

Early results from a large study suggest that screen time may impact children’s brains and learning. Share on PinterestExperts are worried about how screens from tablets and smartphones are affecting the brains of children. Getty Images An entire generation of kids is growing up with smartphones, tablets, and other internet-enabled …

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Women Have Higher Risk of Breast Cancer After Childbirth

However, researchers say the overall risk remains low and the odds even out after 20 years. Women who have recently given birth may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Past research has suggested giving birth provides a protective effect against breast cancer, but new research published in the Annals …

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Are the Guidelines for Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Out of Date?

In a new study, researchers say more women should be tested for breast cancer genes. However, not everyone is so sure. Inheriting certain genetic mutations from your mother or father can raise your risk of breast or ovarian cancer. Knowing you have this type of mutation allows you to take …

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This Drug Can Help Stop Hot Flashes Without Hormones

Oxybutynin may help women who are unable to get hormone therapy due to cancer risk. For many menopausal women and breast cancer survivors, hot flashes are par for the course. They bring on sudden feelings of intense warmth, typically around the face, neck, and chest. They can be extremely uncomfortable …

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Worried About Using a Neti Pot? Here’s How to Use One Safely

You can use a neti pot to help relieve cold symptoms. During this cold and flu season, many of us are looking for ways to feel our best. We’re also trying to maintain our health and prevent ailments. One solution can be nasal irrigation. For the most part, studies have …