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Study finds hospital quality report cards and readmission penalties may not tell whole story

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Over the past several years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have...

Environment, Not Genetics, Primarily Shapes Microbiome Composition

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Including microbiome composition in predictions of whether a person is obese can significantly improve their accuracy, according to an analysis.

Better understanding amyotrophic lateral sclerosis by looking at how cells change

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It took eight long years of research, but now an international team led by neuroscientists at Université de Montréal has discovered a basic molecular mechanism that better helps understand how Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), works.

Israel's medical marijuana pioneers look to cash in on $20bn market

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Scientists develop inflammation test that may predict cardiovascular disease

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An assessment blending several measures of immune-cell responsiveness predicted cardiovascular problems in individuals who likely would have slipped under the radar.

Smart medicine is coming of age, but will doctors bite?

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Artificially intelligent tools could spot health conditions more expertly than humans, yet that won't be enough for them to go into everyday use

Tickling the brain can boost immunity: study

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Artificially stimulating the brain's feel-good centre boosts immunity in mice in a way that could help explain the power of placebos, a study reported Monday.
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Gene behavior distinguishes viral from bacterial infections

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Researchers have identified signatures of viral infection, a distinction that may help doctors tell whether bacteria or a virus is causing trouble.
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Mining the microbial dark matter

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Microbiologists are finding new ways to explore the vast universe of unknown microbes in the hunt for antibiotics.Nature 522 270 doi: 10.1038/522270aAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

First circadian clock transplant allows E. coli to keep time

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Giving bacteria rhythm could help us develop biological computers and probiotics that could battle jet lagAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Bespoke diets based on gut microbes could help beat disease and obesity

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Early trial showed use of computer algorithm to produce diet tailored to a person’s unique biological make-up had benefits for pre-diabetic subjectsScientists have created bespoke diets using a computer algorithm that learns how individual bodies respond to different foods.Researchers believe t...
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Neuroscientists reveal autism's 'noisy' secret

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Strapped into a motion-enabled simulator and wearing 3D glasses, 36 adolescent volunteers recently experienced what it was like to "travel" through a field of virtual stars. The experiments provided new and convention-busting data about how sensory stimuli are processed by the brains of individua...
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Where do the happiest children live?

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Children in European countries tend to report higher levels of satisfaction with their friendships while children in African countries tend to be happier with their school lives. Children in northern European countries are particularly dissatisfied with their appearance and self-confidence. Most ...

Losing streak: Competitive high-school sports linked to gambling

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High-schoolers involved in competitive sports are at an elevated risk of addictive gambling, a new study concludes. According to the research, the participation of male high-school students in competitive sports is associated with problem gambling and gambling frequency, and female students who p...

Engineers hand 'cognitive' control to underwater robots

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For the last decade, scientists have deployed increasingly capable underwater robots to map and monitor pockets of the ocean to track the health of fisheries, and survey marine habitats and species. In general, such robots are effective at carrying out low-level tasks, specifically assigned to th...

Social anxiety increases the risk of bruxism, tooth erosion, and jaw pain

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Anxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The most well-known of these include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder. But what of brief bouts of anxi...
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Hearts on Trial

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As researchers conduct the most rigorous human trials of cardiac cell therapies yet attempted, a clear picture of whether these treatments actually work is imminent.

Deep national history of immigration predicts wide cultural comfort displaying emotion

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People who live in countries built on centuries of migration from a wide range of other countries are more emotionally expressive than people in more insular cultures, according to research. The study compared several social and demographic variables to the way people describe the rules for displ...

Infants born prematurely: Routes to better outcomes

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Routes to better outcomes for infants born prematurely have been identified by researchers through two recent studies. Eleven percent of all births worldwide occur before 37 weeks of pregnancy and are considered preterm.

Breath test for stomach cancer risk

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A simple breath test could help predict whether people with gut problems are at high risk of developing stomach cancer, a small study suggests.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader
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Megabucks pouring into global brain science projects

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What's going on in your head? Billions of dollars are being poured into giant projects around the world to figure it out