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Do Artificial Sweeteners Prevent Cancer?

Aug 07 2018 - 22:08

A new study claims that artificial sweeteners decrease the risk of cancer recurrence or mortality by more than 20%. This result is intriguing but ultimately unconvincing.

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Neighbors Calling Cops On Kid Selling Cookies Speaks To Bigger Societal Ail

Aug 07 2018 - 14:08

Due to the daily coarsening of civil discourse on social media, routine conflict resolution has gone out the window. If that is all kids see, then that is all they learn for their future.

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Too Much Information - TMI Comes To Health Care

Aug 07 2018 - 10:08

A new clinical guideline indicates that EKG's are not a good screening tool for atrial fibrillation. But smartwatches are already screening their owners. Is this a new case of too much information?

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How To Prevent Increased Lung Cancer Risk For Young Breast Cancer Survivors

Aug 07 2018 - 07:08

Women who have been lucky enough to survive breast cancer may face increased risk of lung cancers, according to a new study in Radiotherapy and Oncology. The study shows how this can be prevented — limiting the radiation dose to a lung, using a treatment which targets only a small part of the breast.

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, with more than 266,000 new cases diagnosed in 2018 in the United States.

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Women Fear Afterlife More than Men

Aug 06 2018 - 22:08

We have uncovered another gender disparity, not work or pay, but in beliefs about the afterlife and what awaits.

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Women Fear Afterlife More than Men

Aug 06 2018 - 22:08

MedCure is a company whose mission is to get as many people to donate their bodies to science as possible. There's certainly no shortage of potential customers. The trouble is getting people to make the leap and sign up.

Presumably as part of the company's marketing efforts, it decided to conduct a survey to better understand how people feel about death, the afterlife, and donating one's body to science. Some of their results are utterly fascinating.

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Allergic To Vitamin B12? It's The Cobalt

Aug 06 2018 - 11:08

A vitamin allergy? Sounds strange, but some people are really allergic to Vitamin B12, which is necessary for all cells in the human body. What's going on? There is a hint in an alternate name for B12 - cyanocobalamin. The allergy to B12 is really an allergy to cobalt. 

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The Boondoggle Money Grab That Is ICD-11 Will Not Help Patients (Or Healthcare)

Aug 06 2018 - 11:08

It's time doctors and patients take charge of what goes on in the exam room or at the hospital bedside. Inane, tedious tasks that co-opt such visits are out of touch with real world medical practice.

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You'll Need To Re-Use That Cotton Shopping Bag 7,100 Times For It To Make Environmental Sense

Aug 06 2018 - 10:08

Companies left and right are banning plastic straws because ocean critters are important - with no evidence getting rid of plastic straws is really helping marine critters at all. While I shake my head at that, I am not surprised. The free market has spoken, companies respond to what consumers think they want.

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Stem Cell Transplants For Treating Crohn’s Disease Goes Into Clinical Trial

Aug 06 2018 - 10:08

A new trial to assess the benefits and safety of stem cell transplantation for treatment-resistant Crohn’s disease has started. The researchers will use stem cells to “reboot” the immune system so that it is more responsive to existing drugs used to treat the disease.

Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that results in inflammation of the lining of the digestive system. It affects as many as two people per 1,000 and is becoming more common.

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Women's Soccer 'Heading' Study Comes Up Short of the Goal

Aug 04 2018 - 07:08

Results of a study about soccer and the effects that "heading" the ball has on the brain delivered one key message: women's brain matter appears to be more sensitive than men's. While this may be true, it's important that we be somewhat cautious in making too much of this, given the many limitations of the study. 

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Phobias Predict Mental Health Problems

Aug 04 2018 - 03:08

Phobias are associated with various mental health issues. The strongest associations were with anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and social phobia. This does not mean that phobias cause these other problems (or vice versa), but simply that if a person has a phobia, he or she is likelier to experience other mental health issues, as well.

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Getting Patients To Their Medical Appointments - Unnecessary Cost or Great Savings?

Aug 03 2018 - 06:08

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation helps Medicaid patients keep their medical appointments. As some states expand Medicaid, they want to drop the service. A whitepaper by the industrial leaders tries to make a case for the benefit of the service using MathMagic. It doesn't, but should. 

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The Most Common Methods of Murder

Aug 02 2018 - 16:08

The board game Clue taught us that murder weapons could be diverse. My favorite version of the game, Clue Master Detective, featured eight potential weapons: candlestick, lead pipe, wrench, horseshoe, poison, rope, knife, and of course, the revolver.

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Condom Re-Use is a Thing. It Shouldn't Be.

Aug 02 2018 - 12:08

Due to the endlessly creative ways we inadvertently harm ourselves, health officials felt compelled to step in to reduce unintentional injury.

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Condom Reuse is A Thing. It Shouldn't Be.

Aug 02 2018 - 12:08

Due to the endlessly creative ways we inadvertently harm ourselves, health officials felt compelled to step in to reduce unintentional injury.

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Medicare for All: The Devilish Details of Higher Costs, More Access & Possible Savings

Aug 02 2018 - 08:08

The Mercatus Center's report on the financial impact of Senator Sanders' Medicare for All proposal reveals the details. The media insists on feeding us biased headlines and soundbites; an informational meal of empty calories.

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Medicare For All - The Devilish Details of Higher Costs, More Access, And Possibly Savings

Aug 02 2018 - 08:08

The Mercatus Center's report on the financial impact of Senator Sanders' Medicare for All proposal reveals the details. The media insists on feeding us biased headlines and soundbites; an informational meal of empty calories.

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Medicare 4 All - The Devilish Details of Higher Costs, More Access, And Possibly Savings

Aug 02 2018 - 08:08

The Mercatus Center's report on the financial impact of Senator Sanders' Medicare for All proposal reveals the details. The media insists on feeding us biased headlines and soundbites; an informational meal of empty calories.

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Another Year, Another Failed Breastfeeding Policy Push By WHO, UNICEF

Aug 02 2018 - 00:08

When ideology not medical reasoning guides infant feeding policy, nobody wins.

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