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Medical News Today: Depression: New brain imaging method pinpoints areas of origin

December 17, 2017
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A new method to measure brain connectivity — as tested by the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom — has found that people with depression have changes in the brain systems involved in memory and reward. Effective connectivity could highlight the brain regions that are responsible for the main symptoms of depression. This finding […]

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Medical News Today: Yes, you've locked the door: What drives your checking habit?

December 17, 2017
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Most of us have suddenly thought, “Wait — did I actually lock the door?” For some people, this might lead to locking up with more intention next time. But for others, it may be an anxiety disorder. Researchers say it’s all about being afraid of losing control. Are you quite sure you’ve locked the door? […]

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Healthy Outlook: Life hacked — How to work in a workout - Lawrence Journal World

December 17, 2017

Time: that elusive, tricky devil seems to slip away from us at every turn. How could we ever find the time to squeeze in exercise? Here’s the trick to making it happen: Turn anything into a workout. No kidding. Take a look at your to-do list. At least a couple of those tasks are surely […]

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Higher blood sugar in early pregnancy raises baby's heart-defect risk - Jamaica Observer

December 17, 2017

HIGHER blood sugar early in pregnancy raises the baby’s risk of a congenital heart defect, even among mothers who do not have diabetes, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The study was published online in The Journal of Pediatrics. According to a release, for many years physicians […]

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Scientists pinpoint gene... the one to blame for poorer survival rate in early-onset breast cancer patients - Jamaica Observer

December 17, 2017

A new study led by scientists at the University of Southampton has found that inherited variation in a particular gene may be to blame for the lower survival rate of patients diagnosed with early-onset breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in women, with nearly 450,000 deaths per year from the […]

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Reverberations from war complicate Vietnam veterans' end-of-life care - USA TODAY

December 17, 2017

CLOSE Morrie Bogart was knitting hats for the homeless from his hospital bed when his story went viral and inspired millions of people around the world. Humankind Ron Fleming, a helicopter door gunner in the Vietnam War, landed in the veterans hospital in San Francisco recently because of an asthma attack. Fleming has PTSD, but […]

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Is rainy weather linked to joint pain? We finally have an answer - Hindustan Times

December 17, 2017

There’s no correlation between achy joints and rainy weather, a study has found, debunking a common belief dating back centuries. Researchers from the Harvard Medical School in the US used a “big data” approach, linking insurance claims from millions of doctor’s visits with daily rainfall totals from thousands of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather […]

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More whooping cough cases reported - The Spokesman-Review

December 17, 2017

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Hudson’s Bay High School is the latest Clark County school to send letters home to parents after health officials confirmed cases of whooping cough. This week, Clark County Public Health confirmed two cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, at the Vancouver high school. Hudson’s Bay is the eighth local school since Oct. […]

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Yes, that's a monkey grinding on top of a deer - Washington Post

December 16, 2017

[embedded content] After spending a few months observing macaque monkeys living in a Japanese forest, a group of scientists found a pattern of behavior they described as both “unusual” and “intriguing.” Adolescent female macaques climbed on top of a sika deer and crouched. Then, they moved their pelvis as if thrusting or grinding. They squeaked sexual […]

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Ohio high school closes after probable case of meningitis - WHIO

December 16, 2017

MIDDLETOWN — A large crowd of people of all ages braved chilly temperatures to help decorate more than 1,100 wreaths on the graves of veterans in Middletown. Led by the Middletown squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, more than 300 people came to participate in the fifth annual Wreaths Across America effort at Woodside Cemetery. […]

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