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An epidemic of overdiagnosis: Melanoma diagnoses skyrocket

In a Sounding Board article published in The New England Journal of Medicine, H. Gilbert Welch MD, MPH, Senior Investigator, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and colleagues present evidence for why they believe that increased diagnostic scrutiny is the primary driver of the rapid rise in melanoma diagnoses. Melanoma of […]

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Post-COVID pain or weakness? Request an ultrasound or MRI

After recovering from COVID-19, some patients are left with chronic, debilitating pain, numbness or weakness in their hands, feet, arms and legs due to unexplained nerve damage. A new Northwestern Medicine study shows how advanced imaging technology can pinpoint what may have caused patients’ nerve damage and help determine the best course of treatment. “Let’s […]

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Why an antidepressant could be used to treat COVID-19

A commonly used drug called fluvoxamine was recently tested as a treatment for COVID-19 in the United States. The 152 patients enrolled in the trial had been confirmed to have COVID-19 using a PCR test, and had seen symptoms appear within the past seven days. Patients who already required COVID-19 hospitalisation, or who had an […]

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Why you should invest in an alarm clock

It’s no secret that we’re all a bit addicted to our phones. The plethora of screens in our lives makes it nearly impossible to exist without switching from screen to screen. As it turns out, our utilization of technology can have a huge effect on our sleep patterns. For years, studies have shown that excessive […]

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Cold water may be an effective defense against dementia

Fox News Flash top headlines for October 20 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. After years of anecdotal evidence, scientists have finally nailed down one link between brain health and the “polar bear plunge.” In a study of the blood profiles of regular winter-time swimmers in London, Cambridge […]