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A more effective at-home treatment for IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 10% of the U.S. population and costs upwards of $1 billion a year in medical bills and lost productivity, according to Penn clinical psychologist Melissa Hunt, who has spent 15 years studying the condition. “It’s an incredibly costly disorder that can be incredibly impairing to people’s quality of […]

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Low levels of a simple sugar: A new biomarker for severe MS?

Multiple sclerosis, or MS for short, manifests itself slightly differently in each person—which is why some call it “the disease of a thousand faces.” Arguably the worst manifestation of MS is its chronic progressive form. Unlike the more common relapsing-remitting variant (RRMS), in which sufferers are often symptom-free for months or even years, patients with […]

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Taiwan warns on rising COVID-19 risk, stocks tank

TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan may raise its COVID-19 alert level in the “coming days”, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Wednesday, warning of an extremely serious situation on the island which has so far controlled the pandemic well, sending the stock market tanking.People wearing protective face masks wait for the metro, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) […]

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Using contrast MRI after a heart attack could increase survival

According to the British Heart Foundation, heart and circulatory diseases cause more than a quarter (27%) of all deaths in the UK, which equates to more than 160,000 deaths each year—or one death every three minutes. The research, published in the top science journal Advanced Science, found that injection of the trace mineral manganese could […]

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Living with HIV during a global pandemic

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been profound for Delawareans living with HIV, according to a new report from the University of Delaware-based Disaster Research Center. Researchers interviewed 55 Delawareans living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in January and February, focusing on those in greatest need of economic and health-care assistance. The goal […]

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Immunomics: A conversation on the future of diagnostics with Ramy Arnaout

The human immune system doesn’t just protect our health, it reflects it. Each encounter with a potential disease-causing agent causes the body to produce specific immune agents—proteins known as antibodies and T-cell receptors—tailor-made to recognize and destroy the invader. Tasked with preventing re-infection, antibodies and T-cell receptors (TCR) from your previous encounters circulate throughout the […]

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What works best for a deep clean of your gnashers?

Get your teeth into the good floss guide: From a simple toothpick to a hi-tech water jet, what works best for a deep clean of your gnashers? Despite NHS guidance recommending we clean between our teeth daily, according to a recent YouGov poll, only 31 per cent of us do so.  But what is the […]

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Watch: What Happens When Car and Health Insurance Collide

“CBS This Morning,” in collaboration with KHN and NPR, tells the story of Mark Gottlieb, a marketing consultant in Little Ferry, New Jersey, who faced more than $700,000 in medical bills after surgery on his spine. Gottlieb was injured in a car accident, and, despite having the maximum amount of personal injury protection in his […]