Exoskeletons can also reduce strain in health care

Wearable exoskeletons are increasingly being used in physically demanding jobs to support good ergonomics and augment muscular strength. In ground-breaking studies led by researchers at Tampere University and LUT University in Finland, exoskeleton vests were worn by nurses to discover how the new technology would suit the special requirements of patient care. According to Postdoctoral […]

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Seaweed extract found to have promising effects in brain cancer treatment

A compound found in brown seaweeds could help to treat one of the most common and aggressive forms of malignant brain tumor. The compound’s promising effects were discovered by researchers in the EU-funded project GENIALG (GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative macro-ALGal biorefinery). The fucoxanthin compound is a type of carotenoid pigment found in brown seaweeds, […]

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Disparities seen in internet access for those with chronic conditions

There are disparities in access to the internet among those with chronic health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, according to a research letter published online Nov. 2 in Diabetes Care. Vardhmaan Jain, M.D., from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and colleagues analyzed data from the 2016 to 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to assess […]

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Gambling addiction: Better treatment from linguistic analysis of patients’ stories

For the first time, new research conducted by SISSA and by the University of Roma Tre identifies narrative markers of gambling addiction and paves the way to innovative approaches for therapy and prevention. How do people affected by pathological gambling tell their story? What information can we extract from their narratives? For the first time, […]

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Understanding declining teenage pregnancies in England

Declining rates of teenage pregnancies in England are related to local areas experiencing less youth unemployment, growing Black or South Asian teenage populations, more educational attainment, unaffordable housing, and a lack of available social housing, a recent study has found. All English regions have seen a decline in under-18 conception rates, but there are significant […]

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Trace amine-associated receptor 5 (TAAR5) works to rewire your brain naturally

St Petersburg University researchers, led by Professor Raul R. Gainetdinov, Director of the Institute of Translational Biomedicine and Academic Supervisor of the St Petersburg University Hospital, have found a new role for recently discovered neurotransmitter system that uses the trace amine-associated receptor 5 (TAAR5) for neurotransmission. It has been observed that lack of TAAR5 in […]

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