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The Digital Therapist

A program that analyzes your speech and uses it to gain information about your mental health could soon be feasible, thanks in part to research from the University of Maryland showing that certain vocal features change as patients’ feelings of depression worsen.

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High Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency Across the Board in Neuromuscular Disease

A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) adds more credence to a growing awareness of the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in neuromuscular disease.

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New Step Towards Eradication of H5N1 Bird Flu

A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or “bird flu” with those that have been naturally infected.

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Report Examines Challenges Confronting Health Care for Pregnant Women Enrolled in Covered California, Recommends Workable Solutions

A new report by Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University examines the challenge of maintaining enriched health care for pregnant women who are enrolled in Covered California and who are also eligible for Medi-Cal, which includes the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP).

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Comeback Kid

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Inspired by his special bond with a former NFL star, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School alumnus and emergency medicine physician Herman Morchel is recognized for his own comeback

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Sexual Fantasies: Are You Normal?

Hoping for sex with two women is common but fantasizing about golden showers is not. That's just one of the findings from a research project that scientifically defines sexual deviation for the first time ever.

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Effect of Chemotherapy on Surgical Resection of Liver Tumors

A study of pediatric patients with hepatoblastoma led by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests an opportunity to reduce chemotherapy in up to 65 percent of patients, which could lead to a decrease in the incidence of adverse effects.

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Researchers Treat Canine Cancer, Likely to Advance Human Health

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A research team at Mississippi State's College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, and the work also could advance knowledge of human cancer.

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4 Timely Facts About Our Biological Clocks

After you roll your clocks back by an hour this Sunday, you may feel tired. That's because our bodies—more specifically, our circadian rhythms—need a little time to adjust. These daily cycles are run by a network of tiny, coordinated biological clocks. NIH's Mike Sesma tracks circadian rhythm research being conducted in labs across the country, and he shares a few timely details about our internal clocks.

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