Medicine

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Skin repair reduces ‘inflamm-aging’ factors linked to chronic disease

In a pilot study, treatment with a reparative skin cream lowered cytokine levels which are linked to Alzheimer's and more.

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Can short-term stress make the body and mind more resilient?

A new UCSF study is testing a theory about how much stress is good for us.

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Regaining sight

Blind mice regain sight with a simple gene therapy that could be available to humans in three years.

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Dragging? Blame the ‘time pollution’ of springing forward

The body doesn't take kindly to time change.

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Dementia looks different in brains of Latinos

A first-of-its-kind study has uncovered dramatic racial differences in the brains of those with dementia.

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Google translates doctor's orders into Spanish and Chinese — with a few important caveats

Long, jargon-filled sentences have the potential to cause clinically significant harm, but overall, the algorithm impresses.

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Want to fight heart disease? Stand up.

Too much sitting has been connected to premature mortality, diabetes and more. Now, add heart disease to that list.

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Three years into soda tax, sugary drink consumption down more than 50 percent in Berkeley

Taxes may be a promising new tool in the fight again obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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Most triggers for irregular heartbeat can be easily modified

The majority of atrial fibrillation triggers are lifestyle-related, such as alcohol, caffeine, exercise and lack of sleep.

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How hearing impairment is associated with cognitive decline

The impact of mild hearing loss may be lessened by higher education.

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