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Daily multivitamin may be an unnecessary habit

Are you among the one in three Americans who gulps down a multivitamin every morning, probably with a sip of water? The truth about this popular habit may be hard to swallow. “Most people would be better off just drinking a full glass of water and skipping the vitamin,” says Dr. Pieter Cohen, an associate […]

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Can massage relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress?

Stress is an inevitable part of life. It is nearly impossible to remove all stress from day-to-day life. Stress is physiological and psychological responses to situations the body and mind find to be overwhelming. Even situations perceived as good, like getting married, starting a new job or becoming a parent, can produce significant stress. When […]

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Amid a school mental health crisis, a new training approach shows promise

For several years, Julia Taylor had one of the nation’s most underappreciated jobs: middle school counselor. “I was in the trenches for a decade before higher ed,” said Taylor, now an associate professor of counselor education in the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development. “I would have loved something like this.” “This” […]

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New method for improved fiber optic measurement of brain activity changes

UNC School of Medicine researchers, led by Ian Shih, Ph.D., associate professor of Neurology and Biomedical Research Imaging Center, developed an improved fiber-based optical method to measure activity changes in the brain. Fiber photometry, an increasingly used neurotechnology, uses fiber optics to deliver certain wavelengths of light to excite fluorescent proteins responsive to that wavelength […]

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Lessons on nutrition easy to digest in virtual reality spaces

Virtual reality (VR) may provide nutrition teachers and dietitians with an entirely new way to serve real lessons on healthy eating, according to a team of Penn State researchers. In a study, students learned about nutrition both through an interactive VR lesson, as well as during a more traditional lecture that was hosted in a […]

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Improving emergency care for people living with dementia

A new collection of research papers from Northwestern University and collaborating institutions sets out priority areas to provide better emergency care for people living with dementia in the United States. Some areas include discharging patients with cognitive impairment to their homes earlier and creating quieter, calmer spaces within the emergency department to evaluate patients with […]

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Lung cancer risk increased for smokers not offered annual screening

Charles Faselis, M.D., from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and colleagues examined the risk for lung cancer in older smokers for whom LDCT screening is not recommended using data from 4,279 individuals aged 65 years and older. Incident lung cancer was assessed during a median of 13.3 years of follow-up. The researchers […]