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How NASA Uses Telemedicine to Care for Astronauts in Space

Since the Expedition One launch to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2001 — the first long-duration stay on the orbital construction site — NASA’s Human Health and Performance team has been developing expertise in the planning and provision of medical support to crews staying in our world’s …

We Now Know Why Some Diabetes Drugs Work in Mice But Totally Fail in People

We can work with this.<p>New medicines come to our pharmacies through a rigorous process that begins in the lab and ends with multiple trials in humans. …

Proteins Found in Tick Spit Could Save You From Heart Disease

They do have their uses after all.<p>Saliva from ticks could be a potential lifesaver, scientists have discovered, as it's been shown to block the …

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's is a disorder of the central nervous system, and it affects a patient’s motor control. Early detection is difficult, because the first …

Vitamin D guidelines may be changed following new study

A new study finds that, contrary to popular belief, vitamin D-2 and D-3 do not have equal nutritional value. With vitamin D deficiency on the rise, …

Sleep disorders may predict Alzheimer's disease

Sleeplessness may cause a variety of health problems, some of which include cognitive dysfunction and diabetes. New research suggests that …

'I stand before you a survivor': Anorexia sufferer who exercised SEVEN hours a day shares inspirational story

A student who exercised seven hours and ate just 800 calories every day has finally beaten her anorexia.<p>Student Hannah Durbin, 21, started her battle …

Apixio uses AI to extract patient conditions from medical records

Apixio is trying to help some insurers get more accurate reimbursement for patient care with the assistance of machine learning.<p>The company’s new service, called the Code Compliance Auditor, takes Apixio’s existing work on text mining medical records and applies that to helping insurance providers …

The social care crisis can only be tackled by taxing old people’s property

A third of nursing homes fail the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. Damned as “inadequate” or “requires improvement”, more than a third have been told they need to improve safety. How many more warnings are needed about the scandals and inhumanity that lurk behind the closed doors of many …

Social Work

12 Habits That Sabotage Your Mental Health

Hang on to your happiness<p>Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. …

What Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

Exercise is just as good for the brain as it is for the body, a growing body of research is showing. And one kind in particular—aerobic …

A snapshot of Alzheimer's

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Artificial Intelligence

Inside The Lonely Experience Of Depression After Miscarriage

For many women, pregnancy loss is followed by depression and even PTSD. Why aren't we talking about it?<p>In 2014, when she was 20 weeks pregnant, Valerie Meek went in for an echocardiogram and learned that her baby boy had no heart beat. An autopsy and pathology report later revealed there were …

Pregnancy