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Researchers target uncharacterized protein to study iron-rich blood molecule

Heme, the iron-holding molecule that gives blood its red color, is essential for life. Yet, ironically, it can be quite toxic if not properly handled. In fact, numerous diseases—from various

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Researchers develop a digital therapy to alleviate the symptoms of depression

By liberating a world that’s being possessed, a therapeutic videogame seeks to alleviate depression symptoms. Professor Matias Palva explains how a video game can treat depression. “In game terms, Meliora

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Promoting patient behavioral change through food choice and self-monitoring

Teaching patients to observe and document how they feel after eating certain foods can be a highly effective way to encourage positive lifestyle changes, according to Rutgers researchers. To measure

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What is the ‘carnivore diet’ and is it a bad idea?

You may have heard of the carnivore diet, and the claims it is beneficial for our health. Many diet trends, such as the paleo and Atkins diets, advocate high protein

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Social robots have potential to supplement stuttering treatment

Social robots that interact with humans could be a promising new addition to current treatment tools for people who stutter, according to a recent study looking at how the high-tech

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Study finds earlier mammograms for women with family history of breast cancer may not be needed

A new study released in the journal Cancer reconsiders guidelines for when to start screening with mammograms if a woman has a mother, sister, or daughter who was diagnosed with

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After 30 years, new guidelines for weight-loss surgery

Two of the world’s leading authorities on bariatric and metabolic surgery have issued new evidence-based clinical guidelines that among a slew of recommendations expand patient eligibility for weight-loss surgery and

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