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Elements of gameplay are potential new tools in surgical resident education

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have published a study in the peer-reviewed medical journal Laryngoscope exploring the merits of integrating gamification into the graduate medical education curriculum. “With gamification, we take aspects of gaming and put it in a learning software,” said senior author Do-Yeon Cho, M.D., director of Otolaryngology Research in

Does Social Media Push Teens to Depression? New Study Says No

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — Time spent on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook probably isn’t driving teenagers to depression, a new study contends. In fact, Canadian researchers found the relationship worked in the opposite direction — teenage girls who were already depressed tended to spend more time on social media, to try to feel better. These

New food guide rightly eschews serving sizes, says expert

The evolution of Canada’s Food Guide to a plate full of three food categories – plus a glass of water – represents a positive step towards healthy, ‘flexetarian’ eating, says a leading Western expert on diet and nutrition. The new guide, released this week, shows vegetables and fruit occupying half a plate, with protein foods

New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs

Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “master regulator” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals. As reported in Nature Communications, a global research team led by the University of Bristol studied how the

A new hope in treating neurodegenerative disease

Korean researchers have identified the inhibition of autophagy in microglia, brain immune cells. It is expected to help develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease which occur due to the inhibition of autophagy. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most representative degenerative brain disease, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all dementia cases. In search for new

Are Diet Coke's Fruity New Flavors the New Seltzer?

We haven’t had a sip of non-carbonated water for what seems like decades now, and when there are so many different types of flavored seltzer water out there, why would we? Diet Coke got in on the game last year when they launched four new fruit flavors, but for 2019 they’re trying to lure us

Have researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia, a condition characterized by a confused perception of reality, delusions, and altered behavior, affects more than 21 million people globally. In a new study, specialists from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and the Sheppard Pratt Health System in Townson, MD, found evidence that links schizophrenia with the Epstein-Barr virus. This is a herpes

Oreo's New Cookie Flavor Has Us Scratching Our Heads

Oreo’s may just be our favorite grocery store cookie. I mean, whether you bite ’em, twist ’em or dunk ’em, they are delicious, but their latest flavor has us scratching our heads. According to Instagram user @thejunkfoodaisle, Nabisco will be releasing a buttered popcorn-flavored Oreo. Say what?! Details about the cookie are vague, though we imagine

Giada De Laurentiis Has a New Baking Show

Here we thought 2018 was Giada De Laurentiis’ biggest and best year to date. Not only did the Food Network star release a gourmet popcorn line, Simply7, boasting authentic Italian flavors and clean ingredients, but the Giada at Home host also created a new Dutch oven with Italian cookware company Lagostina. Not to mention, the

Two possible new ways to treat silent seizures in children

January 2, 2019—As early as 3 months of age, infants with a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome start having convulsive seizures, during which their arms and legs jerk repeatedly. As they become toddlers, another type of seizure begins to appear. These seizures do not cause obvious convulsions, but disrupt consciousness and can occur

New sepsis treatment a step closer

Australian emergency doctors are at the forefront of a large clinical study to assess how clinicians are treating sepsis. Funded by the Emergency Medicine Foundation—Australasia (EMF) and the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, the study will help clinicians better understand how patients in Australia and New Zealand are currently managed and could lead to a potential