The Watch Is Smart, but It Can’t Replace Your Doctor

ImageJeff Williams, an Apple executive, talking about the health-monitoring features of the Apple Watch Series at the rollout of a new model in September 2018.Credit…Stephen Lam/Reuters The Apple Watch has been quite successful as a smart watch. The company would also like it to succeed as a medical device. The recently published results of the…

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How to Communicate Better With Your Children in the New Year

Often, the central message in experts’ advice to parents is find ways to pay attention to what is going on in your kids’ lives, to be present with them and to listen. By Lisa Damour The counselor was holding a clear jam jar. Its lid was glued on and it was filled with water plus…

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Medical News Today: Ultrasound with MRI improves prostate treatment

MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation (TULSA) is a new tool for the highly accurate treatment of prostate cancer — without the usual side effects. Share on PinterestUltrasound scans guided by real time MRI may improve prostate cancer treatment. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among males. Although the 5 year survival rate…

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Eye changes from spaceflight compared to simulated weightlessness

What The Study Did: Some astronauts who fly long missions to the International Space Station experience eye changes. This study investigated whether the eye changes from the traditional spaceflight analog (an experience on earth meant to mimic spaceflight) of simulated weightlessness from 30 days of bed rest with head tilted down were similar to those experienced…

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Imaging to examine brain architecture association with mood, attentional symptoms

What The Study Did: Researchers looked at whether certain patterns of connectivity between specific regions of the brain in children at age 7 (measured by magnetic resonance imaging) were associated with later development of symptoms related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and major depressive disorder. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at…

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Report links recommended physical activity levels to lower risk of seven cancers

A pooled analysis of nine prospective studies involving more than 750,000 adults finds that recommended amounts of leisure-time physical activity were linked to a lower risk for seven cancers, with several cancer types having a ‘dose/response’ relationship. The study was led by investigators at the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Harvard…

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

PHILADELPHIA —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…

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Gender norms affect attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women globally

Washington, DC — Gay men and lesbian women have often been the targets of prejudice and even violence in society. To better understand what shapes these attitudes and prejudices, Maria Laura Bettinsoli, Alexandra Suppes, and Jamie Napier (all New York University — Abu Dhabi) tested how beliefs about gender norms (expectations of society for how…

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