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Diet and Weight Loss Fitness Nutrition Obesity Today's Healthcare
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Study identifies multi-organ response to seven days without food      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New findings reveal that the body undergoes significant, systematic changes across multiple organs during prolonged periods of fasting. The results demonstrate evidence of health benefits beyond weight loss, but also show that any potentially health-altering changes appear to occur only after three days without food.

Staying Healthy Today's Healthcare
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A safer treatment path for high-risk children to overcome food allergies      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research reveals a safe path to overcoming food allergies for older children and others who can't risk consuming allergens orally to build up their resistance. It's called sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), and it involves placing smaller amounts of food allergens under the tongue. A study has found SLIT to be as safe and effective for high-risk older children and adolescents as oral immunotherapy is for preschoolers.

Children's Health Chronic Illness Mental Health Research Today's Healthcare
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Teens benefit from 'forest bathing' -- even in cities      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Youth mental health in urban environments is significantly better when more nature is incorporated into city design. A new study suggests that forest bathing, the simple method of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you while breathing deeply, can help youth de-stress and boost health and well-being.

Today's Healthcare
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Researchers look at environmental impacts of AI tools      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

As artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in radiology, researchers caution that it's essential to consider the environmental impact of AI tools.

Today's Healthcare
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Heart disease research challenges 'one size fits all' aspirin guidelines      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Findings of a review of data from three clinical trials challenge current best practice for use of the drug for primary prevention of heart disease or stroke -- otherwise known as atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The analysis of data from three international clinical trials points to a need for further evidence on best practice among adults already taking aspirin for cardiovascular disease prevention.

Today's Healthcare
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A new, comprehensive roadmap for the future of biomedical engineering      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Experts published a detailed position paper on the field of biomedical engineering which lays the foundation for a concerted worldwide effort to achieve technological and medical breakthroughs.

Child Development Children's Health Depression Infant's Health Mental Health Research Parenting Pregnancy and Childbirth Psychology Research Today's Healthcare
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Intervention reduces likelihood of developing postpartum anxiety and depression by more than 70%      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Results from a large clinical trial show that an intervention for anxiety provided to pregnant women living in Pakistan significantly reduced the likelihood of the women developing moderate-to-severe anxiety, depression, or both six weeks after birth.

Child Development Children's Health Parenting Today's Healthcare
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Can they hear you now? Kids increasingly exposed to noise health risks via earbuds and headphones      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

While it's not surprising to spot teens wearing headphones and earbuds, it's also becoming a widespread trend among younger children, a national poll suggests.

Child Development Children's Health Today's Healthcare
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Poison center calls for 'magic mushrooms' spiked after decriminalization, study finds      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Calls to U.S. poison centers involving psilocybin, or 'magic mushrooms,' among adolescents and young adults rose sharply after several U.S. cities and states began decriminalizing the hallucinogen, researchers have found.

Staying Healthy Today's Healthcare
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Drug limits dangerous reactions to allergy-triggering foods, Stanford Medicine-led study of kids finds      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A drug that binds to allergy-causing antibodies can protect children from dangerous reactions to accidentally eating allergy-triggering foods, a new study found.

Today's Healthcare
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Using mussels and silkworm cocoons to stop organ bleeding      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A collaborative research team develops an absorbent multifunctional nanofiber adhesive hemostat based on a protein biomaterial.

Skin Care Today's Healthcare
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Lab-spun sponges form perfect scaffolds for growing skin cells to heal wounds      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new technique for electro-spinning sponges has allowed scientists to directly produce 3D scaffolds -- on which skin grafts could be grown from the patient's own skin.

Today's Healthcare
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Improving efficiency, reliability of AI medical summarization tools      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Medical summarization, a process that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to condense complex patient information, is currently used in health care settings for tasks such as creating electronic health records and simplifying medical text for insurance claims processing. While the practice is intended to create efficiencies, it can be labor-intensive, according researchers who created a new method to streamline the way AI creates these summaries, efficiently producing more reliable results.

Today's Healthcare
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Underlying cause of 'brain fog' linked with long COVID discovered      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists have announced a major discovery that has profound importance for our understanding of brain fog and cognitive decline seen in some patients with Long COVID. The findings showed that there was disruption to the integrity of the blood vessels in the brains of patients suffering from Long COVID and brain fog. This blood vessel 'leakiness' was able to objectively distinguish those patients with brain fog and cognitive decline compared to patients suffering from Long-COVID but not with brain fog.

Crohn's Disease Today's Healthcare
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Treating newly-diagnosed Crohn's patients with advanced therapy leads to dramatic improvements in outcomes      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A large-scale clinical trial of treatment strategies for Crohn's disease has shown that offering early advanced therapy to all patients straight after diagnosis can drastically improve outcomes, including by reducing the number of people requiring urgent abdominal surgery for treatment of their disease by ten-fold.

Today's Healthcare
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Artificial intelligence matches or outperforms human specialists in retina and glaucoma management      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Research shows this tool can strongly support clinicians for patient care.

Children's Health Today's Healthcare
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How children's birthdays help show the best month for flu shots      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

First large-scale analysis of optimal timing for flu shots finds October is the best month for children to get vaccinated against influenza. Study of 800,000 pediatrician visits leverages links between children's birth month, annual physical schedule, and vaccination timing.

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New diagnostic tool for femoral osteoporosis improves the efficacy and viability of current methods      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The new diagnostic methodology, which will enable anticipating and preventing a greater number of cases of femur fracture, is the result of research conducted under a public-private alliance.

Psychology Research Today's Healthcare
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How does the brain make decisions?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Mouse study provides insights into communication between neurons during decision-making.

Children's Health Today's Healthcare
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Detecting pathogens faster and more accurately by melting DNA      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new analysis method can detect pathogens in blood samples faster and more accurately than blood cultures, which are the current state of the art for infection diagnosis. The new method, called digital DNA melting analysis, can produce results in under six hours, whereas culture typically requires 15 hours to several days, depending on the pathogen.