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A new way to target high rates of obesity

A novel drug is being touted as a major step forward in the battle against Australia’s escalating rates of obesity and associated metabolic diseases. As it stands, 2 in 3 adults in Australia are classified as being overweight or obese. A long-term study between researchers at the Centenary Institute and UNSW Sydney has led to […]

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A GPS for inside your body: Wireless system suggests future where doctors could implant sensors to track tumors or even dispense drugs

Medical processes like imaging often require cutting someone open or making them swallow huge tubes with cameras on them. But what if could get the same results with methods that are less expensive, invasive and time-consuming? Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) led by professor Dina Katabi are working on exactly […]

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Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 — Patients report that doctors are routinely not discussing known risk factors for common causes of death, according to a survey conducted by ImagineMD. ImagineMD conducted a survey of 3,000 patients to examine whether doctors adequately address the leading causes of preventable death in America with their patients. Respondents were categorized […]

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HPV vaccination does not negatively impact fertility in adolescents, large study finds

Adolescents who receive recommended vaccinations, including for human papillomavirus, have no increased risk of primary ovarian insufficiency, also known as premature menopause, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Pediatrics. Rates of HPV vaccination have lagged behind coverage rates for other recommended adolescent vaccinations, such as tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal conjugate. Based […]

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In teen friendships, misery does love company: Study finds teens with similar levels of anxiety and depression are more likely to remain friends

A new study on adolescent friendships offers support for the belief that misery really does love company. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and collaborators examined the degree to which internalizing symptoms — anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and submissiveness — predicted the dissolution of teen friendships. Do friendships end because of one child’s mental health problems […]

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Kids’ Play Is Healthy, Pediatricians’ Group Says

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 — Play is a child’s most important work, preschool teachers like to say, and a new American Academy of Pediatrics report wholeheartedly agrees. Play is a crucial way for kids to develop social and mental skills, head off stress and build a healthy bond with parents, the child health experts say. […]