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Two Separate Studies Render Same Result, Greater Coffee Intake Increases Lifespan

Two new studies reveal that greater coffee intake may increase life expectancy. Coffee’s health effects have always been questioned, but this finding has brought the centuries-old conversation back to the surface. In one study, over 520,000 people across 10 European … Continue reading

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation May Help Relieve Chronic Pain

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a device for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) or treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in 2008. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a drug-free, noninvasive therapy that delivers targeted, MRI-strength magnetic pulses to stimulate … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Chocolate May Reduce The Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation

A study conducted by researchers at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center identified a compound that could decrease the risk of dangerous irregular heart rhythms or atrial fibrillation (AF, A-Fib), which can lead to dementia, heart failure, stroke and even … Continue reading

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New Study Suggest Aspirin May Not Be Effective In Treating Atrial Fibrillation

A new study demonstrates that aspirin may not be an effective treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF), as previously thought. In fact, the risks of utilizing aspirin may outweigh the benefits for patients who had undergone a catheter ablation. Atrial fibrillation … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins’ Helistroke Service Can Improve Health Outcome For Stroke Patients

According to a single-patient, proof-of-concept study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine, emergency care involving a stroke specialist being transported by helicopter to provide critical care to a stroke patient is not only feasible, but also saves money and … Continue reading

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New Study Reveals Exercise Combined With Vitamin D Work Better For Heart Health

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine conducted a study to determine how vitamin D “sunshine vitamin” and exercise work together versus being on their own. The findings revealed that the two factors appear to work … Continue reading

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Atrial Fibrillation Left Untreated Can Lead To Severe Complications Or Mortality

An estimated 2.7 to 6.1 million people living in the United States have atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC). However, these numbers are expected to increase remarkably over the next ten years. … Continue reading

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Swallowing Disorders May Be Treated With Video Games

Millions of people have been diagnosed with dysphagia or difficulty swallowing. This condition is linked to a problem with the esophagus or throat, which are part of the gastrointestinal tract, along with the oral cavity, pharynx, tongue and other major … Continue reading

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