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Antimicrobial reusable coffee cups prove safer to use than standard plastic cups

Antimicrobial reusable coffee cups are safer to use than ordinary plastic reusable cups, according to independent research undertaken by microbiologists at Aston University in Birmingham. The researchers who compared ordinary plastic coffee cups to specially developed antimicrobial cups, found the antimicrobial technology inhibited the growth of most common types of bacteria by more than 99%. […]

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Slower Gait Speed, Shorter Step Length Tied to Later Depression

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — Older people who develop depression have significantly slower gait speed and shorter step length several years before diagnosis, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Robert Briggs, MB.B.Ch., from Trinity College Dublin, and colleagues used the GAITRite system to assess spatiotemporal […]

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Does social media push teens to depression? New study says no

(HealthDay)—Time spent on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook probably isn’t driving teenagers to depression, a new study contends. In fact, Canadian researchers found the relationship worked in the opposite direction—teenage girls who were already depressed tended to spend more time on social media, to try to feel better. These findings run counter to a series of […]

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BCG treatment for bladder cancer: What to know

In this article, we will discuss what Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) therapy is, when doctors use it, and what to expect during treatment. We also cover side effects, alternative treatment options, and the outlook associated with bladder cancer. What is BCG therapy? BCG is a bacterium similar to that which gives rise to tuberculosis (TB). However, […]

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Physician Burnout Tied to Ability to Address Social Needs

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 — Improving clinic capacity to respond to patients’ social needs may reduce primary care physician burnout, according to a study published in the January-February issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Emilia De Marchis, M.D., from University of California San Francisco, and colleagues surveyed 1,298 family physicians […]