LOL! Amy Schumer Jokes Her Boobs 'Should Be Nominated for a Sag Award'

It’s awards season — and Amy Schumer has a new category in mind. “I should be nominated for a sag award #notwheretheyoncewere,” the comedian, 38, captioned a pair of pictures on Monday, January 20, via Instagram. In the first shot, the actress stared at the camera while pointing at her gray sweater. She zoomed in on her chest in the […]

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Could your morning coffee be a weight-loss tool?

(HealthDay)—If losing weight sits high atop your New Year’s resolution list, you might want to reach for a piping-hot cup of joe. Why? New research suggests that just 4 cups of coffee a day can actually help shed some body fat. The finding follows a 24-week investigation that tracked coffee’s impact among 126 overweight men and women in Singapore. Investigators […]

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: I used to be vegan, but it was so BORING!

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Forget the self-denial of Veganuary… I used to be vegan, but it was so BORING! This is the time of year when we try to atone for the sins of the festive season by embracing some form of self-denial. And this year, ‘Veganuary’ is the word on everyone’s lips. At least half of my friends […]

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Up to a third of opioid overdose deaths might be suicides, researcher concludes

Tens of thousands of people fatally overdose each year on opioids and other drugs. Sometimes medical examiners label them accidents, and sometimes they don’t know what to call them. But where humans waver, a computer program using a kind of artificial intelligence finds many are likely suicides—possibly a third of them, according to a study by a Johns Hopkins School […]

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Prostate cancer can now be diagnosed better using artificial intelligence

Researchers at Radboud university medical center have developed a ‘deep learning’ system that is better than most pathologists at determining the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The AI system, which uses tissue samples to arrive at its diagnosis, taught itself to identify prostate cancer based on data from over 1200 patients. The Radboud team is now working with researchers from the […]

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Can't shift that heavy cold? It could be a sign of heart trouble

Can’t shift that heavy cold? It could be a sign of heart trouble Carolyn Mitchell developed heart failure after a bout of influenza  Just a few weeks into a new job, Carolyn Mitchell came down with a nasty bout of influenza — but soldiered on, not wanting to let anyone down at work. ‘It was early in the year and […]

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Brain tumor organoids may be key to time-sensitive treatments for glioblastomas

Lab-grown brain organoids developed from a patient’s own glioblastoma, the most aggressive and common form of brain cancer, may hold the answers on how to best treat it. A new study in Cell from researchers at Penn Medicine showed how glioblastoma organoids could serve as effective models to rapidly test personalized treatment strategies. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) remains the most difficult […]

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Study estimates that half of US adults will be obese by 2030

There’s no way to sugarcoat this news: Nearly half of American adults will be obese within a decade and one-quarter will be severely so, a new report predicts. It corrects for a weakness in previous estimates that may have made the problem seem not as big as it really is. Those estimates often relied on national health surveys and people […]

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The holidays remind us that grief cannot be wished away

The year-end holidays are a time of social gatherings, traditions and celebrations. They can also be a time of revisiting and reflection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.8 million people die each year in the U.S. If we conservatively estimate four or five grievers per death, there are 11 to 14 million people who are experiencing […]

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Hydration myths may be putting older people’s health at risk

Myths about healthy water drinking may be putting older people’s health at risk by discouraging them from drinking enough fluid to stay healthy, according to a new UCL-led study. Dehydration is thought to affect between a third to nearly half of frail older people and is associated with a higher risk of adverse health outcomes, from having a stroke or […]

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