Friday, 24 May 2019

Examining ethical issues surrounding wearable brain devices marketed to consumers

Wearable brain devices are now being marketed directly to consumers and often claim to confer benefits like boosting memory and modulating symptoms of depression. But despite the size of this market, little is known about the validity of these claims and, substantiated or not, the related ethical consequences or repercussions. In a perspective being published […]

Residential child care project addresses emotional pain without causing it

A model of care for children’s residential agencies takes children’s emotional pain into account and emphasizes the bond between the children and their caregivers. The model was developed over nearly 15 years by the Residential Child Care Project at Cornell University. In the four-year study at 13 facilities, the Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) model […]

New role in spatial chromosome organization identified for often mutated cancer protein: ARID1A controls how the genome is spatially organized in the nucleus to coordinate gene expression

New research from The Wistar Institute sheds light on the function of the ARID1A protein, encoded by a gene that is among the most frequently mutated across human cancers. According to the study, published online in Science Advances, ARID1A plays a role in the spatial organization of the genome; therefore, its loss has broad effects […]

Early antiretroviral treatment may preserve key immune responses to HIV

Instituting combination antiretroviral (ART) treatment at the earliest stages of HIV infection may allow the generation of functional CD8 “killer” T cells and preservation of the CD4 helper T cells that are the virus’s primary target. Investigators from the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard describe the results of their study, conducted among South […]

Norwalk Hospital launches telestroke program

Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut has opened a telestroke program that allows neurologists to remotely consult with emergency medicine clinicians and evaluate patients, diagnose stroke and order treatment. WHY IT MATTERS The HIPAA-compliant communications equipment used for the service is designed to help expedite the evaluation of potential stroke patients by a neurologist. Stroke, a broad […]

Get Outside and Get Ripped With This 7-Minute Ab Circuit

Men’s Health/Eric Rosati We spend way too much time indoors. Especially when you have the chance to travel somewhere scenic, make a point to take your exercise outside. That’s how trainer Charlee Atkins, C.S.C.S., keeps up with her workouts while she’s on the road. We’ve seen her adjusting a core circuit to fit the outdoor […]

Richard Madeley: Dementia meant my mother asked if it was Christmas in July

Mary Claire was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer and dementia on the same day. Afterwards she told her family: “This is what’s known as a double whammy.” Good Morning Britain presenter Richard, 63, said: “All of us were agreed on one thing from that moment. We hoped the tumour would get her first. In fact that’s […]

Sherri Shepherd's Diabetes Drastically Improved 1 Year After Starting a No-Sugar Diet

Sherri Shepherd is celebrating her health. Since she started the sugar-free keto diet in March 2018, Shepherd’s diabetes has improved. “The doctor excitedly said ‘OHMYGOD what did you do?” Shepherd wrote in an Instagram video’s caption. “You’re not even prediabetic!’” “I feel so good I could scream. Just want to encourage you that this can […]

Most e-cigarette users want to quit, study finds

Most people who smoke e-cigarettes want to quit and many have tried to reduce their use, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, is the first to examine e-cigarette users’ past attempts and current intentions to quit e-cigarettes in a representative sample of adult e-cigarette users in the […]

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