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Diabetes Today's Healthcare
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Shoe technology reduces risk of diabetic foot ulcers      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have developed a new shoe insole technology that helps reduce the risk of diabetic foot ulcers, a dangerous open sore that can lead to hospitalization and leg, foot or toe amputations.

Diet and Weight Loss
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Dietary treatment more effective than medicines in IBS      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Dietary treatment is more effective than medications in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). With dietary adjustments, more than seven out of ten patients had significantly reduced symptoms.

Today's Healthcare
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Signs of multiple sclerosis show up in blood years before symptoms      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In a discovery that could hasten treatment for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), scientists have discovered a harbinger in the blood of some people who later went on to develop the disease.

Diet and Weight Loss
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Metabolic health before vaccination determines effectiveness of anti-flu response      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The annual influenza vaccine has become less effective on average over time. One reason may be reduced vaccine efficacy in people with obesity than those with a healthier body mass index (BMI), while the number of people with high BMI grows. Findings showed switching mice to a healthy diet four weeks before influenza vaccination protected 100% from a later flu exposure, despite still having a high BMI.

Chronic Illness Fitness Today's Healthcare
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How data provided by fitness trackers and smartphones can help people with MS      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Monitoring and treating a case of multiple sclerosis requires reliable and long-term data on how the disease is progressing in the person in question. Fitness trackers and smartphones can supply this data, as a research team has now shown.

Diet and Weight Loss Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Obesity Staying Healthy Vegetarian
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Guidance on energy and macronutrients across the lifespan      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In the long history of recommendations for nutritional intake, current research is trending toward the concept of 'food as medicine' -- a philosophy in which food and nutrition are positioned within interventions to support health and wellness.

Diet and Weight Loss Healthy Aging Nutrition
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Calorie restriction study reveals complexities in how diet impacts aging      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The rate at which human cells age is influenced by multiple interconnected factors. New research examined how restricting calories influences telomere length and biological aging.

Child Development Children's Health Today's Healthcare
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New data identifies trends in accidental opioid overdoses in children      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The US saw a 22% decline in rates of prescription-opioid overdose related emergency department (ED) visits in children 17 and younger between 2008 and 2019, but an uptick in the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. The authors also note that rates of pediatric opioid overdoses remain high in many populations.

Child Development Today's Healthcare
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Artificial Intelligence beats doctors in accurately assessing eye problems      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study has found that the AI model GPT-4 significantly exceeds the ability of non-specialist doctors to assess eye problems and provide advice.

Healthy Aging Pregnancy and Childbirth Today's Healthcare
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Researchers find that accelerated aging biology in the placenta contributes to a rare form of pregnancy-related heart failure      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In a new study, researchers show that elevated levels of proteins related to cellular senescence, or aging, in the blood and the placenta are linked to this form of heart failure.

Birth Defects Chronic Illness Today's Healthcare
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Adults with congenital heart disease faced higher risk of abnormal heart rhythms      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Adults with congenital heart defects were more likely to experience an abnormal, irregular heartbeat, finds a new study.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Obesity
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Research explores how a father's diet could shape the health of his offspring      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A mice study suggests a father's diet may shape the anxiety of his sons and the metabolic health of his daughters before they are even conceived.

Today's Healthcare
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Novel robotic training program reduces physician errors placing central lines      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

More than five million central lines are placed in patients who need prolonged drug delivery, such as those undergoing cancer treatments, in the United States every year, yet the common procedure can lead to a bevy of complications in almost a million of those cases. Researchers developed a robotic simulation training program to provide trainee physicians with more practice on the procedure. A year after deploying the program the team found that all complication types -- mechanical issues, infections and blood clots -- were significantly lower.

Chronic Illness Healthy Aging Today's Healthcare
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Common HIV treatments may aid Alzheimer's disease patients      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists have identified promising real-world links between common HIV drugs and a reduced incidence of Alzheimer's disease.

Crohn's Disease Today's Healthcare
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New Inflammatory Bowel Disease testing protocol could speed up diagnosis      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Patients with suspected inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) could benefit from better testing protocols that would reduce the need and lengthy wait for potentially unnecessary colonoscopies, a new study has found.

Child Development Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Obesity Relationships
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Family and media pressure to lose weight in adolescence linked to how people value themselves almost two decades later      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

People who as teenagers felt pressure to lose weight from family or from the media, females, people who are not heterosexual, and people experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage, are most at risk of 'internalized' weight stigma, new research has found.

Today's Healthcare
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AI enhances physician-patient communication      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study shows that AI enhances physician-patient communication.

Chronic Illness Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition
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Microplastics make their way from the gut to other organs      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have found that microplastics -- are having a significant impact on our digestive pathways, making their way from the gut and into the tissues of the kidney, liver and brain.

Chronic Illness Depression Mental Health Research Psychology Research Stress Today's Healthcare
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Physical activity reduces stress-related brain activity to lower cardiovascular disease risk      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Over a ten-year period, biobank participants who met recommended levels of physical activity had a 23% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and the protective effects were even more pronounced in individuals with depression.