FDA spells out lower sodium goals for food industry – The Denver Post

NEW YORK — Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out long-awaited guidelines aimed at reducing sodium levels in dozens of foods including condiments, cereals, french fries and potato chips. The voluntary goals finalized Wednesday for 163 foods are intended to help lower the amount of salt people eat. A majority of […]

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First signs of MS may often go undiagnosed

Early symptoms of multiple sclerosis may commonly be missed for years before the right diagnosis is made, a new study suggests. Researchers found that patients with MS had a higher-than-average number of medical appointments, with doctors of various specialties, for up to five years before their diagnosis. And for the most part, those visits were for neurological symptoms consistent with […]

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Resilience and quality of life go hand in hand for heart defect survivors

Melissa Jeng had her first surgery when she was 3 days old—and the first of four open-heart surgeries at 8. Since then, she’s also had over a dozen heart procedures. “I got to the point where I would call them tune-ups,” the 52-year-old from Seattle said. “None of it feels good, but it is what it is, and you have […]

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Amwell inks deal with Google Cloud and files to go public

Telehealth giant Amwell has officially filed to go public, fueled with a $100 million funding boost from Google’s cloud division.  The funding also comes with a partnership agreement, which designates Amwell as Google Cloud’s preferred telehealth provider, and vice versa for Google’s cloud platform. The pair will also collaborate on technology, specifically bringing together AmWell’s telehealth platform, which runs on Google Cloud, […]

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It’s now or never: Visual events have 100 milliseconds to hit brain target or go unnoticed

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have defined a crucial window of time that mice need to key in on visual events. As the brain processes visual information, an evolutionarily conserved region known as the superior colliculus notifies other regions of the brain that an event has occurred. Inhibiting this brain region during a specific 100-millisecond window inhibited event […]

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This Kid Singing 'Let it Go' in Full 'Frozen' Costume in the Snow is Everything

So what did you do with your most recent snow day? Well, thanks for asking, I worked on my laptop from my porch wearing full snow gear and watching my son build a snowman while all of Nashville freaked out about two inches of flakes, because no rest for the working mom. The usual. What I did not do, however, […]

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Study answers when moderate to late preterm babies go home

“When is my baby going home?” is one of the first questions asked by families of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Now clinicians have a data-based answer. Moderate to late preterm babies (born at gestational age of 32 to 36 weeks) who have no significant medical problems on admission are likely to be discharged at 36 […]

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