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Article ID: 712888

Children Who Use Asthma Tracking App Have Better Disease Control and Fewer Hospital Visits

University of Utah Health

An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child’s asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department. Using the app also meant that children missed fewer days of school and parents took fewer days off work, improving quality of life.

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15-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712967

First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children

University of Washington

Researchers at the UW have created a new smartphone app that can detect fluid behind the eardrum by simply using a piece of paper and the phone’s microphone and speaker.

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15-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 712948

On the road with Page and Larry

La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Page and Larry have been exploring the world together since their days as high school sweethearts. For them, Life Without Disease means they can keep going wherever adventure leads them.

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15-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 712909

How to properly remove a tick

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba tick expert Kateryn Rochon demonstrates and explains the proper way to remove a tick.

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15-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712744

Artificial intelligence tool vastly scales up Alzheimer’s research

UC Davis Health

Researchers at UC Davis and UC San Francisco have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach to distinguishing critical markers of the disease.

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10-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 712831

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Dermatologists Share 5 Common Sunscreen Mistakes — and How to Avoid Them

American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. Yet according to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, most cases of skin cancer can be prevented by protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. The best way to do this, they say, is by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing and applying a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. However, in a recent survey, the AAD found that not everyone is applying their sunscreen correctly — leaving people vulnerable to dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

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14-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712830

Clinical Trial Explores Opening Blood-Brain Barrier In Fight Against Alzheimer's

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and two other sites is testing an innovative procedure that may provide hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The non-invasive procedure uses low-intensity focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier.

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14-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712552

Pitt Study Finds Direct Oxidative Stress Damage Shortens Telomeres

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

First causal evidence that oxidative stress works directly on telomeres to speed cellular aging

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8-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712780

Taking the Guesswork Out of Celiac Diagnosis

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) introduces a streamlined testing strategy, using an algorithm to improve diagnosis of celiac disease, helping millions of Americans

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14-May-2019 7:00 AM EDT

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