The Fix: Bringing the Living Room to Life

The walls have been painted, the rugs rolled out and the furniture installed. So why doesn’t the living room feel finished? Because it isn’t. What it needs are decorative accessories — pillows and throws, trays and bowls, stacks of books, maybe a plant or two — to make it look interesting and inviting. “A room…

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New York Men’s Fashion Week: Bruised, but Still in the Ring

Barely three years after New York Fashion Week: Men’s made its debut as a stand-alone celebration of all things sartorial and male, the bold experiment has fizzled. Inaugurated in 2015 as a move by the Council of Fashion Designers of America to showcase homegrown designers and align their schedules with the nearly monthlong schedule of…

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Training the prescriber

IMAGE: This is the rate of opioid prescriptions for n number of pills written before and after intervention, all lumbar spine surgeries (decompression and fusion), p < 0.001. view more  Credit: © 2018 American Association of Neurological Surgeons. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (FEBRUARY 5, 2019). As we all know, opioid addiction in the US has reached epidemic proportions.…

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Golf as a contact sport?

IMAGE: Schematic drawings demonstrating the local effects of the modern golf swing on the lumbar spine (example shown at the L4-5 level), contributing to repetitive traumatic discopathy. Upper: During the backswing,… view more  Credit: © 2018 Barrow Neurological Institute CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (FEBRUARY 5, 2019). In the article «Golf: a contact sport. Repetitive traumatic discopathy may be…

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Psoriasis medication may improve heart disease in patients with the skin condition

Sophia Antipolis, 5 February 2019: Anti-inflammatory biologic* drugs used to treat severe psoriasis have the potential to prevent heart disease in patients with the skin condition, according to research published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). During one year of treatment, biologic therapy improved coronary artery plaque similar…

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New study shows sitting, watching TV linked to colorectal cancer risk before age 50

A new study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum has identified a connection between prolonged time spent sitting while watching TV and increased risk of colorectal cancer for younger Americans. Young-onset colorectal cancer, diagnosed under age 50, is increasing in the US and globally, sharply contrasting with the dramatic decreases among older people, largely as a result…

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Pharmacy in the 21st century: Transformational change ahead

Medications improve health and saves lives, but they are not risk-free. The modern pharmacist is largely responsible for helping patients navigate an increasingly complex and costly health care system, particularly with respect to medications. And with significant changes in population demographics, technology, and the upsurge in the use of health services across the sector, a…

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Healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression

An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression. Dr Joseph Firth, an Honorary Research fellow at The University of Manchester and Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University, says existing research has been…

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Flaxseed fiber ferments in gut to improve health, reduce obesity

Rockville, Md. (February 5, 2019)—Research in mice suggests that fermentation of flaxseed fibers in the gut changes the microbiota to improve metabolic health and protect against diet-induced obesity. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism, was chosen as an APSselect article for February. The organisms that live in…

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The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted

VIDEO: The patient commanding a virtual arm at the first follow-up after surgery, without training, owing to the fact that control information is extracted as it would be directed to the… view more  Credit: Dr. Max Ortiz Catalan A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control…

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