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Oct 17, 2023

Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only scary things your children might encounter this Halloween

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For parents of kids with food allergies, Halloween treats—from candy to cookies—can be frightening too. Be cautious of “fun size” candy, which may contain different ingredients than regular size packages.

The AAAAI offers tips written and reviewed by experts on allergies on avoiding the danger of anaphylaxis this Halloween.

Oct 16, 2023

The science of ergonomics: optimizing spine health in the workplace

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Dr. Cyrus King describes challenges individuals face pertaining to ergonomics in the workplace and provides suggestions for support.

Oct 16, 2023

Suzanne Somers’ family reveals her cause of death: What to know about her health

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Actor Suzanne Somers has died at the age of 76 after being diagnosed with breast cancer more than two decades ago, which ultimately was her cause of death.

Somers was best known for her roles in the hit sitcoms “Three’s Company” and “Step by Step,” and later in life for her health and fitness business ventures.

Somers died “peacefully at home” surrounded by her family on Oct. 15, one day before her 77th birthday, according to a statement to NBC News from Somers’ publicist on behalf of her family.

Oct 16, 2023

How Mayo Clinic Is Approaching Generative AI Risk Mitigation

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At HLTH, Mayo Clinic Platform President John Halamka gave a window into how his health system is mitigating generative AI risks. Some of the measures Mayo is taking include running analyses on how well algorithms perform across various subgroups and training models only on internal de-identified data.

Oct 15, 2023

How a Unicellular Organism Promotes Gut Inflammation

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The human gut microbiome is known to have a significant influence on many aspects of our health. Usually, when people think of the gut microbiome, they think of the many bacterial species that live there. Other organisms like viruses and fungi are also members of the human gut microbiome that have been getting more research attention. Now, scientists have identified a unicellular organism called Blastocystis, a type of protist with many subtypes that are also a part of the human gut microbiome. The research has shown that different subtypes of Blastocystis can lead to beneficial health impacts while others are detrimental. The findings have been reported in The EMBO Journal.

People in Singapore have been found with a rare Blastocystis subtype called ST7, which is often isolated from patients with diarrhea. Blastocystis ST7 seems to cause gut disease, although the mechanisms that underlie this pathology have been unclear.

Oct 15, 2023

What’s Ahead for Artificial Intelligence

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The Future of Everything looks at the innovation and technology transforming the way we live, work and play, covering style and fashion, the workplace, health and more. This month we look ahead at artificial intelligence.

Oct 15, 2023

The state’s first fully mobile pharmacy is coming to Connecticut

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With the vehicle, Springer and her team want to bridge the gap between patients at home and healthcare providers in established healthcare systems.

“What we really are trying to do is build bridges and linkages,” Springer said.

A first-of-its-kind fully mobile pharmacy may soon be coming near you. The “Integrated Mobile Opioid Treatment and Infectious disease cOordinated care in your Neighbourhood,” also known as “InMOTION,” was started by Sandra Springer, a professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, and her team, with the goal of bringing a working pharmacy to people’s homes and enhancing access to health care for residents of Connecticut.

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Oct 14, 2023

Will Artificial Intelligence become the Stethoscope of the 21st Century?

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In the realm of healthcare, change has always been met with resistance. It took considerable time for the medical community to accept the stethoscope as a valuable tool in patient care. Similarly, it will take a while for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to be recognized as a full-fledged health tool, despite its immense potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry. However, when A.I. eventually takes its rightful place in healthcare, it will displace the stethoscope as its symbol. Let’s dive into how AI is poised to transform the way we approach healthcare.

Oct 14, 2023

A Novel Stem-Cell Derived In Vitro Model of Intestinal Inflammation

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a major global health concern, with an estimated 1.6 million cases in the US alone. While there are many treatments available, they are often ineffective and can cause harmful side effects. A major reason clinically successful IBD therapies remain elusive is because current model systems cannot replicate key mechanistic aspects of the epithelial inflammatory response in humans.

In this webinar brought to you by Altis Biosystems, Bryan McQueen will describe the development of a new stem-cell derived intestinal epithelium model system for testing IBD therapeutic efficacy. Using this model system, researchers developed a suite of assays to probe epithelial barrier disruption, cytotoxicity, and pro-inflammatory cytokine release in response to the activation of prototypical IBD-associated cellular pathways.

Oct 14, 2023

What makes us human? Detailed cellular maps of the entire human brain reveal clues

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In a suite of 21 papers published in the journals Science (12), Science Advances , and Science Translational Medicine , a large consortium of researchers shares new knowledge about the cells that make up our brains and the brains of other primates. It’s a huge leap from previously published work, with studies and data that reveal new insights about our nervous systems’ cellular makeup across many regions of the brain and what is distinctive about the human brain.

The research consortium is a concerted effort to understand the and its modular, functional nature. It was brought together by the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.

Hundreds of scientists from around the world worked together to complete a range of studies exploring the cellular makeup of the human and those of other primates, and to demonstrate how a transformative new suite of scalable techniques can be used to study the detailed organization of the human brain at unprecedented resolution.

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