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Proof-Of-Concept Experiments: Electrical Brain Implants Enable Man To Control Prosthetic Limbs With ‘Thoughts’

In a set of proof-of-concept experiments, Johns Hopkins researchers have implanted electrodes in both sides of the brain of a person who is mostly paralyzed — with minimal sen...
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Blood Vessel Damage, Not Nerve Damage May Be Cause For Side Effects Of Traumatic Brain Injury

The effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are pretty clear – problems with memory, headaches, and emotions – but what’s unclear is the underlying pathological causes for t...
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New Test Diagnoses Lyme Disease Within 15 Minutes

Some 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. Caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by the bite of infected Ixodes ticks, the disease if...
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CF Patients Experience Improved Lung Health With Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor But With Caveats

In adolescent and adult patients with cystic fibrosis taking lumacaftor-ivacaftor (ORKAMBI®), the combination drug appears to improve lung function and body weight and reduce ...
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Researchers To Study Medical Cannabis And Chronic Pain

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia will study how legalized medical cannabis affects people living with chronic pain. To date, 34 states and the District of C...
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Caregiver Burnout: Ways You Can Avoid It

The responsibility of being a caregiver for a loved one is admirable and gratifying. But its demands can take their toll and lead to burnout without the right outlets and cop...
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Will New CDC Measures Work To Control Nursing Home Infections?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than two million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant organisms, resulting in approximately 23,000 ...
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SMARTfit® Shows Promising Results In Slowing Age-Related Cognitive Decline

In its February 2019 issue, a Time magazine article described the current aging trajectory of baby boomers as the "growing American crisis." With 10,000 Americans retiring eve...
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World MRSA Day - The Ongoing Global MRSA Epidemic

"MRSA must immediately become a top political priority- people are dying and suffering needlessly," states Jeanine Thomas, founder of World MRSA Day and MRSA Survivors Network...
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Nerve-Stimulating Leg Prosthesis Improves Movement And Functionality In Amputees

A research team has created a leg prosthesis for lower leg amputees that incorporates advanced neural stimulation, allowing it to recreate sensations of touch in the knee and ...
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Doctor Offers Unique Perspective As Father Of A Child With Rare Genetic Disease

From a professional standpoint, Nathan Hoot, MD, PhD, understands the value of medical research that leads to new, groundbreaking drugs in the treatment of rare diseases. And ...
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Best Medications To Reduce Drooling For Those With Developmental Disability

A new study has revealed the most effective medications to reduce drooling in young people with a developmental disability, which can affect their socialisation, relationships...
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Nanoparticles Wiggling Through Mucus May Predict Severe COPD

In a proof-of-concept experiment, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have successfully used microscopic man-made particles to predict the severity of patients’ c...
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New AI Method May Boost Crohn’s Disease Insight And Improve Treatment

Scientists have developed a computer method that may help improve understanding and treatment of Crohn’s disease, which causes inflammation of the digestive tract. The Rutger...
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UW–Madison, Local Startup Testing A One-Two Punch Against Hard-To-Heal Wounds

Millions of people with severe burns or diabetic skin ulcers could benefit from an experimental enhancement to a next-generation covering that is already healing difficult wou...
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Nearly 1 In 3 Patients With Lupus Use Prescription Opioids For Pain

Although there is little evidence that opioids effectively reduce pain from rheumatic diseases, a new study finds nearly one in three patients with lupus uses prescription opi...
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Living Well, Living Longer With HIV-AIDS

Allison Webel, an associate professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, has for more than a decade focused on self-management i...
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Prediction System Significantly Increases Palliative Care Consults

Palliative Connect, a trigger system developed at Penn Medicine and powered by predictive analytics, was found to be effective at increasing palliative care consultations for ...
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World Lung Day 2019: Respiratory Groups Unite To Call for Healthy Lungs For All

Today, on World Lung Day (WLD), the American Thoracic Society is united with members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and WLD partner organizations t...
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Survey Suggests Elderly Patients With Diabetes May Favor More Aggressive Blood Sugar Control Than Clinical Guidelines Call For

Survey results of a national sample of elderly people with type 2 diabetes suggest that many long-time patients downplay medical and social factors that underpin professional ...
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Cheaper Drug Just As Effective Protecting Heart In Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

A new clinical trial conducted at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found a cost-effective generic medication works just as well as a more expensive drug in pre...
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Improving Doctor-Patient Communication At The End Of Life: Multi-Center Study Suggests It Can Be Done

It’s one of the most difficult conversations a doctor will have with a patient: whether and when to turn off the life-saving device that has kept their heart beating. To find ...
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Researchers Perform Thousands Of Mutations To Understand Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

•Researchers from CRG and IBEC in Barcelona use a technique called high-throughput mutagenesis to study Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), with unexpected results. •Results ...
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New Tech-Enabled Rehab Program Designed To Improve Recovery Experience For People Living With Dementia

Brookdale Senior Living is taking a new approach to providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation for people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. A first of its kind in...
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Screening For Depression In People With Epilepsy: Improve Care, Save Lives

Depression is the most common psychiatric comorbidity in people with epilepsy. Clinical studies have found that 20% to 30% of people with epilepsy have depression; the incid...
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