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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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Mindfulness meditation is associated with improvements in quality-of-life measures, depression and anxiety over time compared with usual care in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, according to results reported in the European Journal of Neurology. "Mindfulness...

source: Psychiatry Advisor

Gerard Sanacora, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University, has treated hundreds of severely depressed patients with low doses of ketamine, an anesthetic and popular club drug that isn't approved for depression. This sort of...

source: NPR

The phone rings once approximately every 45 minutes — that is how often poison control centers in the United States receive calls about children being exposed to prescription opioids, according to a study published Monday. Over...

source: The Washington Post

Researchers are working hard to understand the mechanism responsible for oncogenesis, the process through which normal cells become cancerous ones. A new study focuses on lactate — a molecule produced during intense exercise — and explains its role in cancer...

source: Medical News Today

Many teen and young adult cancer survivors face social struggles, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed more than 140 U.S. cancer patients who were 14 to 39 years old at the time of diagnosis. Patients answered questions when they learned they had cancer and again one...

source: HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report

Treatment guidelines on care for survivors of the most common cancers often lack specifics or offer conflicting advice about when or how often to do certain tests, a review of recent recommendations finds. Researchers examined cancer guidelines from North America and Europe...

source: Reuters via Fox News

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