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Advice To Make Public Speaking A Breeze

Are you called upon to make a toast at a friend’s wedding? Perhaps you need to deliver a speech in school, or maybe at your job. No matter why you have to speak in public, you need to be able to do so effectively. Apply this advice to accomplish that goal. People won’t automatically pay […]

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Researchers identify brain ion channel as new approach to treating depression

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a drug that works against depression by a completely different mechanism than existing treatments. Their study showed that ezogabine (also known as retigabine), a drug that opens KCNQ2/3 type of potassium channels in the brain, is associated with significant improvements in depressive symptoms […]

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Custom diets are essential to mental health, new research shows

Customized diets and lifestyle changes could be key to optimizing mental health, according to new research including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. “There is increasing evidence that diet plays a major role in improving mental health, but everyone is talking about a healthy diet,” said Begdache, an assistant professor of health […]

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Stroke risk highest among American Indian people, with or without atrial fibrillation

American Indian people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) had the highest risk of non-hemorrhagic stroke when compared with people in other racial and ethnic groups, and they also experienced the highest overall risk for stroke even without atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open […]

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Origin of childhood cancer malignant rhabdoid tumour discovered

The first proof of the origin of malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT), a rare childhood cancer, has been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in the Netherlands, and their collaborators. The study, published today (3 March 2021) in Nature Communications, found that MRT arises from developmental cells […]

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County where people live may predict some cardiovascular death by race, ethnicity

The association between race and ethnicity and specific characteristics of some U.S. counties may have a significant impact on death rates related to cardiovascular disease, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of […]

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How Twitter can help inform public policy relating to mental and emotional well‑being during social isolation

While the long-term emotional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are yet to be fully understood, social media is providing useful insight into how those in social isolation are feeling and how this may be affecting emotional well-being. Insight could have the potential to help inform public health policy making and early intervention to support mental […]

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Personalized medicine: To optimize treatment for individual patients, physicians should employ experimental designs

Randomized clinical trials are the undisputed gold standard for determining whether a treatment protocol is effective for a specific disease or condition. But while seen as the best way to determine how effective a drug or vaccine is, RCTs, as they are known, aren’t designed to capture the nuances that distinguish how individual patients respond. […]