Just say no to the post-pandemic diet
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(Cynthia M. Bulik/ Psychology Today) — Since March 2020, we have been deprived of so many things: seeing family and friends, touch, travel, smiles, even toilet paper. We have missed reunions, weddings, graduations, and funerals.

Many of us are unemployed, underemployed, or burned out from added responsibilities.  …

Skin-buzzing sensor detects psoriasis
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(Ben Coxworth/ New Atlas) — When someone has a problematic skin condition, the affected skin is typically either stiffer or softer than normal. A new sensor has been shown to detect such differences, potentially allowing doctors to diagnose problems more quickly and easily.

The electromechanical device was designed  …

Alzheimer’s might be an autoimmune disorder, Canadian research suggests
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(Leslie Young/ Global News) — By 2030, it’s estimated one million Canadians will be diagnosed with dementia, and despite decades of research, there is still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, which causes the majority of cases.

But a new study suggests that we may have been looking at the disease all wrong.

Researchers from  …

New radiation drug shows improved survival in prostate cancer patients
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(Carla K. Johnson/ Global News) — Doctors are reporting improved survival in men with advanced prostate cancer from an experimental drug that delivers radiation directly to tumor cells.

Few such drugs are approved now, but the approach may become a new way to treat patients with other hard-to-reach or inoperable cancers.  …

Electronic nose sniffs out cancer in blood samples with over 90% accuracy
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(Michael Irving/ New Atlas) — Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an electronic nose (or e-nose) that may be able to sniff out signs of cancer from blood plasma samples. In tests, the device was able to detect a range of cancer types with over 90 percent accuracy.

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)  …

Teen stress has been heightened by the pandemic. Here’s how to help them
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(John Duffy/ CNN Health) — I started working with Shannon, a high school junior, at the beginning of lockdown. Shannon has asthma, and she’s afraid of getting Covid-19 herself. She’s also afraid of making a family member or someone else sick. And she fears the pandemic will never be over, that things will never

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‘Male menopause?’ How reduced testosterone affects men as they age
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(Tracey Romero/ The Philly Voice) — Though men do not undergo the dramatic drop in sexual hormones that women experience during menopause, they do go through a natural hormone decline, and it can have some surprising effects on their health.

Hypogonadism is when the sex glands — the testes in men and the ovaries in   …

Asthma in toddlers linked to in-utero exposure to air pollution
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(Damian Carrington/ The Guardian) — Infants whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of tiny air pollution particles during pregnancy are much more likely to develop asthma, according to research.

The study analysed the impact of ultra-fine particles (UFPs), which are not regulated by governments. These are thought  …

Imbalances in mouth microflora may indicate developing rheumatoid arthritis
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(Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) — Scientists report specific dissimilarities in mouth microbial compositions among patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) and those at risk of developing the disease, compared with healthy individuals who were not at risk.

The findings come from a study published  …

Postpartum OCD is much more common than previously thought
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(Catherine Pearson/ Huffington Post) — For years, common issues such as depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum flew under the radar of both OBGYNs and moms-to-be. Now it’s widely understood that up to 1 in 5 women can suffer from prenatal and postpartum depression.

But startling new research suggests

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