Dynamic personalize care: Implementing an in-clinic mathematical prediction app

The DASPO-group for data analysis and survival for personalized oncology has developed an app that provides dynamic predictions of survival for patients suffering from soft tissue sarcoma. Patients with soft tissue sarcoma often have a poor prognosis even after surgery to remove the primary tumor. Local recurrence (tumor growth at site of surgery) and distant metastasis (tumor growth at a […]

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Researchers trace coronavirus outbreak in China to snakes

Emerging viral infections—from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections—pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks. A new study provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of December and now is spreading […]

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Twenty brilliant tricks guaranteed to take years off heart and bones

Eating green bananas, climbing stairs on tiptoes, and brushing your teeth: 20 brilliant tricks guaranteed to take YEARS off your heart and bones Team of experts have revealed their tips to transform your health concerns Among the activities that could help improve your health are carrying shopping They also recommend wearing ankle weights and climbing stairs on tip toes The second […]

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China quarantines Wuhan amid coronavirus outbreak: reports

‘Very little evidence’ the coronavirus epidemic is under control, says virology expert The CDC confirms a Washington state resident is the first U.S. case of the coronavirus, which is blamed for at least 17 deaths in China and for sickening more than 460 others; insight from Dr. Robert Siegel, professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University. The Chinese government […]

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Best supplements for arthritis: Three ‘natural’ supplements proven to ease joint pain

Arthritis is an umbrella term for a range of conditions that cause pain and inflammation in a joint. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) are the two most common forms of arthritis, and, while they bear similar symptoms, they are distinguishable by their cause. RA is an autoimmune condition, meaning the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks normal cells, and osteoarthritis […]

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JumpstartMD commercial program seems effective for weight loss

(HealthDay)—The commercial low-calorie, low-carbohydrate JumpstartMD program is effective for weight loss, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in the Journal of Obesity. Sean Bourke, M.D., from JumpstartMD in Burlingame, California, and colleagues examined the effectiveness of the commercial pay-as-you-go program emphasizing a low- to very low-carbohydrate real-food diet and optional pharmacologic treatment without prepackaged meals or meal replacement. […]

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What we know and don’t know about the new coronavirus

A new coronavirus not previously detected in humans has rippled through parts of China, spreading to more than 440 people since first appearing in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late December. Coronaviruses are a large class of viruses ranging in severity from the common cold to deadly respiratory infections such as severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. Although […]

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Reducing dangerous swelling in traumatic brain injury

After a traumatic brain injury, the most harmful damage is caused by secondary swelling of the brain compressed inside the skull. There is no treatment for this. In new research, Northwestern Medicine scientists were able to significantly reduce brain swelling and damage after a traumatic brain injury by injecting nanoparticles into the bloodstream within two hours after the injury, they […]

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