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Across the globe, 33 million people have atrial fibrillation (AF), a disorder of heart rhythm. In the United States, an estimated 3-6 million people have AF, and with our aging population, this number is expected to increase — AF occurs in 2 percent of those under...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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A huge number of people deal with chronic anxiety, either in the form of generalized anxiety or social anxiety disorder, or both. There are certainly effective treatments out there, but this week, a couple of studies have been in the...

source: Forbes

Eight sick prisoners in Nome, Alaska, have provided a clue to authorities about the origin of a nationwide outbreak of dangerous E. coli infections from romaine lettuce, but U.S. officials said Monday they still haven't pinpointed the source of the contamination.

source: The Washington Post

Eating more fruits and vegetables rich in micronutrients has been associated with better mental health, but a new study suggests that eating them raw is best for mood. "Our research has highlighted that the consumption of fruit and vegetables in their 'unmodified' state...

source: Medscape

In a new, large-scale study, eczema, hay fever, and asthma are linked to an increased risk of developing mental illnesses. The study backs up previous work and may help to guide clinicians as they treat these people. Woman scratching her neck A new study, published in the...

source: Medical News Today

Handgrip strength, as measured by a hand dynamometer, is able to predict both short- and longer-term mortality risk in patients with stage I inoperable non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a prospective cohort study indicates. "We usually look at the World Health Organization...

source: Medscape


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