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Internet usage boosts cognitive function of retirees, finds study

Using the internet during your retirement years can boost your cognitive function, a new study has found. Researchers from Lancaster University Management School, the Norwegian University Science and Technology and Trinity College Dublin examined the cognitive function of more than 2,000 retired people from across Europe, and found that post-retirement internet usage is associated with substantially higher scores on tests. […]

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Black women face three-fold increased risk of triple negative breast cancers

An analysis of nearly 200,000 patients who received mammograms between 2006 and 2015 across three U.S. health systems underscores the importance of understanding the heterogeneity of breast cancer risk factors for women of differing races, ages, and disease subtypes. The study, led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was published in Cancer Medicine. […]

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Grab One of These Cute Car Decoration Kits for Halloween Trunk-or-Treats Before They're Gone

Halloween trunk-or-treating events are getting popular in neighborhood parking lots across the country, and now is the time to start planning how you’ll transform your vehicle’s trunk into the ultimate candy-dispensing destination. As a replacement for (or addition to) traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating gives your kids another way to haul in fun-size candy bars — and gives you another great […]

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Sleep apnea patients struggle as common CPAP machine is recalled

Millions of U.S. sleep apnea patients are scrambling to find ways to protect their nightly slumber, following a voluntary recall from one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of CPAP breathing machines. Philips Respironics agreed to a voluntary recall of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines in late June, over concerns that noise-dampening foam inside the devices might degrade and produce […]

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World first study used AI tool to predict COVID patients’ oxygen needs

Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge along with 20 other hospitals from across the world and healthcare technology leader, NVIDIA, have used artificial intelligence (AI) to predict COVID-19 patients’ oxygen needs. The research published in Nature Medicine, used an algorithm to analyse chest x-rays and anonymised electronic health data from hospital patients with COVID-19 symptoms. Once the algorithm learned from the data, […]

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1 in 5 parents say kids eat fast food more often since pandemic

For some families, pandemic times have meant increased screen time, attending class from bedrooms and maybe even more dinners from a drive through. While many parents say their family has eaten healthier since the start of the pandemic, one in five report their children ate fast food more often, according to the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital […]

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The pandemic has further contributed to bias, worse outcomes in pain management

Research about COVID’s impact on the presence of bias in healthcare is in its infancy, but the pandemic appears to have “exacerbated biases already inherent in the healthcare system, especially socioeconomic ones,” said, Amy Pearson, MD, a board-certified pain medicine physician and Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. “Patients who already had […]

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Supply Fears Lead EU Vaccine Industry to Seek Home Comforts

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – European companies playing key supporting roles in COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing are working to move production and supply chains closer to their customers to guard against trade restrictions that have interrupted supplies during the pandemic. Germany’s Merck KGaA, whose Life Science unit is one of the world’s largest makers of bioreactor gear and supplies, told Reuters it is […]

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