Simple, low cost tests could help China’s battle to identify COPD sufferers

Researchers working with primary care patients in China have discovered that a simple questionnaire and airflow measurement test could identify adults suffering with undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) reveals. COPD is a long-term condition characterized by persistent breathing problems. Nearly one-third of the 3.2 million annual global […]

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This Simple Breathing Exercise Might Alleviate Your Pandemic-Related Stress

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected us all in ways we may never fully realize until, well, it’s fully over. For this week’s Friday Sessions, we spoke with Dr. James Gordon, M.D., the founder and executive director of the Center for Mind Body Medicine, about the trauma we’re all experiencing as a result of the pandemic—and how simple breathing techniques might […]

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Researchers identify four causes of "Zoom fatigue" and their simple fixes

Even as more people are logging onto popular video chat platforms to connect with colleagues, family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford researchers have a warning for you: Those video calls are likely tiring you out. Prompted by the recent boom in videoconferencing, communication Professor Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL), examined the […]

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Simple, cheap test can help save lives from colorectal cancer

New research has demonstrated that a simple, cheap test can help identify who is at risk of developing colorectal cancer, aiding early diagnosis and potentially saving lives. Led by the University of Exeter, and supported by the Peninsula and the Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon, and Gloucestershire Cancer Alliances, and by the Cancer Research UK CanTest Collaborative, a new study published today […]

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Simple Training Tweaks Helped This Guy Pack on 20 Pounds of Muscle and Get Jacked

• While recovering from an injury, Sherif Mikhail’s activity levels declined, leading him to gain weight. • After working with a weight loss coach to eat healthier and improve the efficiency of his workouts, Mikhail began to lose weight and get back in shape. • As a result, Mikhail is now lean and strong and feels like he’s in the […]

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One simple change cut unnecessary imaging for cancer patients in half

Simply introducing a default physician order—a “nudge”—into electronic health records (EHRs) cut the use of unnecessary daily imaging in half during palliative radiation therapy sessions for patients with advanced cancer, according to a Penn Medicine study published today in JAMA Oncology. While daily imaging is typically used in curative cancer treatment, national guidelines recommend providers transition to weekly imaging for […]

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