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Across the globe, 33 million people have atrial fibrillation (AF), a disorder of heart rhythm. In the United States, an estimated 3-6 million people have AF, and with our aging population, this number is expected to increase — AF occurs in 2 percent of those under...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Following a diet that mimics fasting may reduce risk factors for disease in generally healthy people, according to a small study. Dr. Min Wei of UCLA's Longevity Institute and colleagues tested the effects of the fasting-mimicking diet...

source: Reuters

Felice Jacka, Ph.D., is a trailblazing researcher at Deakin University in Australia who is calling the world’s attention to the powerful impact of food on mood. On January 30, 2017, the journal BMC Medicine published her new randomized controlled study called The...

source: Psychology Today

If you are emerging from a period of mental distress, the most important thing to remember is that you are the key person on the treatment team. Although other people can give you advice, encouragement, recommendations and even love, the ultimate person in charge of helping...

source: PsychCentral

Researchers at The Ohio State University found cancer patients who lack math skills can be negatively impacted in the decision-making process. "The ability to understand numbers is associated with all kinds of positive health outcomes, including for cancer patients," Ellen...

source: UPI

Breast cancer survivors report substantially more cognitive difficulties as much as 6 months after chemotherapy compared with age-matched controls, according to new research. The result, from a study of 581 breast cancer patients recruited from community practices across...

source: Medscape


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