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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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Antibiotics aren't effective for most lower tract respiratory infections      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Use of antibiotics provided no measurable impact on the severity or duration of coughs even if a bacterial infection was present, finds a large, prospective study of people who sought treatment in U.S. primary or urgent care settings for lower-respiratory tract infections.

Psychology Research Today's Healthcare
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Team demonstrates miniature brain stimulator in humans      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Engineers have developed the smallest implantable brain stimulator demonstrated in a human patient that could revolutionize treatment for drug-resistant depression and other psychiatric or neurological disorders.

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Choosing sugary drinks over fruit juice for toddlers linked to risk of adult obesity      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Consuming sugar-sweetened drinks in the first few years of childhood can be linked to poor diet patterns that increase the risk of obesity in later life, according to a new study.

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Melanomas resist drugs by 'breaking' genes      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study has disentangled the mechanisms behind one of the ways melanoma cancer cells develop resistance to treatment. The study found that, in response to some drugs, melanomas can 'break' parts of their BRAF gene, which is mutated in 1 in 2 melanomas. This helps the tumor create alternative versions of the protein which lack regions targeted by one BRAF inhibitors, one of the main drugs used to treat this type of cancer, making treatment less effective. The findings pave the way for alternative strategies to treat BRAF-mutated melanoma, which leads to relapse in 50% of patients within a one-year period.

Children's Health Today's Healthcare
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New study validates prediction rules for pediatric intra-abdominal and traumatic brain injuries      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Delivering high-quality emergency care for kids may mean fewer CT scans, according to a new study. The research validates intra-abdominal injury (IAI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) prediction rules established by the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).

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Novel CT exam reduces need for invasive artery treatment      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study showed that a non-invasive imaging test can help identify patients with coronary artery blockage or narrowing who need a revascularization procedure.

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Why some people with rheumatoid arthritis have pain without inflammation      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have identified a suite of genes explaining the disconnect between diagnosis and symptom.