Calming us down or revving us up, music can be good for the heart

Stuck in traffic, with a nasty storm making a stressful commute even worse, Joanne Loewy reached for the car radio. “I felt my heartbeat rise,” said Loewy, director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City. “So I switched to the Bach cello suite in my ‘traffic burden’ playlist. I […]

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The FDA Just Authorized Johnson & Johnson’s Single-Shot Vaccine for Emergency Use—Here’s How it Stacks Up

As the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines continued to be given around the US (and the world at large), a third looks set to be authorized by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies—a Belgium-based division of the company—in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. It has "known benefits" […]

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Planning Ahead! Kenya Moore and More Celebs Open Up About Freezing Embryos

Better safe than sorry! Halsey, Rita Ora and more celebrities have described their decisions to freeze their eggs. “When I tell people that, they’re like, ‘You’re 23, why do you need to do that? Why do you need to freeze your eggs?’” the “Bad at Love” singer said during an April 2018 The Doctors appearance. “Doing ovarian reserve is important for me, because I’m […]

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Automated and mobile X-ray device to improve and speed up health services

An accident, such as falling on a ski slope, usually requires an X-ray examination of the injured limb and a trip to the nearest hospital or emergency clinic. In the near future, imaging services can be brought closer to the patient. Researchers in Oulu are currently developing a compact X-ray imaging device that even the patient could use if necessary. […]

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Cleaning up cellular trash helps hearts recover after heart attacks

In a new study, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have shown how an enzyme can activate and engage a “trash and recycling system” in heart cells to help patients better recover from a heart attack. The researchers say in their study, published in Nature Communications, that they believe this system could be modified and used to clean up damaged and misfolded […]

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Risk for bone fractures up for patients with psoriatic diseases

(HealthDay)—For adults with psoriatic diseases, the likelihood of developing bone fractures is increased, although they have no increased risk for osteoporosis, according to a review published online Nov. 19 in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Tai-Li Chen, M.D., from Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues examined bone mineral density (BMD) and the risk for osteoporosis and fractures in […]

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