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Girl, 8, can now speak after only being able to whisper

Little girl, 8, who could only whisper because rare incurable tumors from HPV were slowly suffocating her can finally speak loudly and clearly Vivienne Weil, eight, of Rockville, Maryland, could barely speak above a whisper for the first two years of her life  She was diagnosed with upper respiratory infections and acid reflux, but no […]

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Novel brain map tracks early brain atrophy from HIV infection

A new map of brain tissue in people with HIV shows atrophy in several areas including a primary neurocognitive control center where shrinkage and loss of function can be seen in scans before clinical symptoms appear. The map and other findings from researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center, are published in the journal Human Brain […]

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Maternal diet during pregnancy may modulate the risk of ADHD symptoms in children: Association found between omega-6:omega-3 ratio in the umbilical cord and the appearance of ADHD symptoms

The results of a study led by a team from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by “la Caixa,” suggest that the risk of a child developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be modulated by the mother’s diet during pregnancy. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, […]

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3D-printed tissues may keep athletes in action: Bioengineers lead effort to print scaffolds to heal bone and cartilage

Bioscientists are moving closer to 3D-printed artificial tissues to help heal bone and cartilage typically damaged in sports-related injuries to knees, ankles and elbows. Scientists at Rice University and the University of Maryland reported their first success at engineering scaffolds that replicate the physical characteristics of osteochondral tissue — basically, hard bone beneath a compressible […]

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EmblemHealth works with physician group to deploy HealthReveal clinical AI tool within Epic EHR

EmblemHealth and its subsidiary AdvantageCare Physicians in New York announced that they are integrating a clinical artificial intelligence tool made by startup HealthReveal into ACPNY’s Epic electronic health record. HOW IT WORKS HealthReveal’s aim is to address a basic question, HealthReveal CEO Dr. Lonny Reisman told Healthcare IT News: “Is the patient actually getting the right […]

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How to build a healthier burger with mushrooms

(HealthDay)—If you’re a hamburger lover who no longer wants to eat meat or simply wants to cut down on beef consumption, there are ways to get the taste and texture of a traditional burger. Start by experimenting with beef alternatives like firm tofu. Because it takes on the taste of ingredients in a marinade, you […]