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Research reveals how the Internet may be changing the brain

An international team of researchers from Western Sydney University, Harvard University, Kings College, Oxford University and University of Manchester have found the Internet can produce both acute and sustained alterations in specific areas of cognition, which may reflect changes in the brain, affecting our attentional capacities, memory processes, and social interactions. In a first of

Prostate cancer rates and deaths have plummeted worldwid

Prostate cancer and death rates have plummeted worldwide, study reveals About one in nine men develop prostate cancer over the course of their lives  In 1994, a blood test for the cancer was approved by the FDA  But the test led to over-diagnosis and has fallen out of favor  In 44 countries, prostate cancer rates

Roxane Gay reveals weight loss surgery in moving essay

Roxane Gay has revealed she has undergone weight loss surgery, in a moving personal essay. The Bad Feminist author wrote that she had a sleeve gastrectomy in January in a piece published on the online self-publishing platform, Medium, as part of a series Gay has authored on the website titled, "Unruly Bodies". Author Roxane Gay. "I

Study reveals high rate of phlebitis caused by IV cannulas

(HealthDay)—The incidence of phlebitis caused by peripheral intravenous cannula insertions may be higher among patients with certain risk factors, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Dragana Simin, Ph.D., R.N., from the University of Novi Sad in Serbia, and colleagues evaluated complications among 368 adult patients undergoing 1,428

Photographer reveals the beauty of water births

The beauty of water births: Incredible picture gallery taken by a photographer inspired by the death of her first child Natalie Lennard, had a son who died immediately because of a rare condition She was inspired to create the a gallery representing women’s water births Ms Lennard says there needs to be ‘more positive and

Team’s study reveals hidden lives of medical biomarkers

What do medical biomarkers do on evenings and weekends, when they might be considered off the clock? The hidden lives of medical biomarkers are the focus of a recent study in Nature Communications by Jonathan Mosley, MD, Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, and colleagues from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and 11 other

Research reveals link between immunity, diabetes

When it comes to diet-induced obesity, your immune system is not always your friend. Adipose (fatty) tissue is infiltrated by white blood cells that have been linked to the development of inflammation, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. How this happens is complicated and under intense investigation by researchers around the world. Now, from a

Simple new blood test reveals your body’s precise internal clock to guide treatments, improve health

The first simple blood test to identify your body’s precise internal time clock as compared to the external time has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists. The test, TimeSignature—which requires only two blood draws—can tell physicians and researchers the time in your body despite the time in the external world. For instance, even if it’s