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Coffee lovers get to experience all the pleasure without the guilt as different studies link coffee benefits to reduced risk of heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, depression, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia. A new study suggests that coffee no matter how you like it whether it be cold brew, decaf, espresso, or instant could offer some […]

Mar 15, 2017

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Clinical research and trials are conducted to find new, improved and alternative treatment options for many medical disorders. In order for a child to participate in a clinical trial, parental consent must be given. Kerry Woolfall from the Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool in the UK, studied this demographic to find out how […]

Mar 03, 2017

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What Would You Do? Imagine that you have been diagnosed with a serious, life-threatening illness, would you want to receive the most advanced treatments available? Most people would; however, would you know where to get those treatments? If your doctor told you that the best treatment available to treat your illness – the standard of […]

Feb 15, 2017

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This marvelous invention just took home the prestigious Cannes Lion Gran Prix in product design, beating out a DNA-sequencing device and a high-tech, gamified bicycle Even though it doesn’t look like much, this little fish could help improve dietary health for millions of people in developing nations. Christopher Charles got the idea for the “Lucky […]

Feb 03, 2017

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New data has been released that has a shocking new benchmark for the global population: We now live in a world where more people are obese than they are underweight. Researchers from the Imperial College London evaluated BMI data from 20 million individuals across 186 countries across 40 years. According to Forbes, the study revealed […]

Jan 15, 2017

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Clinical trials have gotten a bad rap. Too many people believe that participating in medical research involves becoming a ‘human guinea pig.” And it’s not just pharma companies’ bottom lines that suffer because of these misconceptions. Myths about clinical trials also hurt patient care and public health. Here are two points we wish everyone in […]

Dec 30, 2016

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Clinical trials are often the most expensive stage of drug development. So some pharma companies are now charging patients for their participation. This patient-funded model has sparked controversy among healthcare professionals. Is it ethical to ask patients to pay for treatment with an unapproved study drug? Will this mean only the rich can access experimental […]

Dec 15, 2016

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Although often overlooked, taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Just like personal fitness apps that track your diet and physical activity, new apps are being tested and developed to monitor mental health. John Hopkins University has been testing an app called Mood 24/7 to measure its ability […]

Nov 30, 2016

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In this day and age it is extremely easy to be sitting the majority of the day. If you work at a desk, you sit. If you drive, you sit. If you’re taking a flight, you sit. If you relax by watching TV, you sit. As comfortable as it might be, all of this sitting […]

Nov 15, 2016

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