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Validation for flu prediction

(Medical Xpress)—In 2009, the H1N1 virus slipped into the blood­streams of more than 40 mil­lion people around the world. In just four months, it killed more than 14,000 indi­vid­uals as it trav­eled ...

Jan 08, 2013
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3Qs: The building of a 'fitness tribe'

The November Project began last fall as a pact between friends who wanted to stay in shape, but has evolved into what co-​​founders Brogan Graham, AS'06, and Bojan Man­daric, AS'06, call a "fit­ness ...

Jan 03, 2013
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Professor works toward a better brainwave monitor

The elec­trical out­puts of the brain con­tain mas­sive amounts of infor­ma­tion that could be a pow­erful resource if we could fully tap into it. Our brain processes things we see before any con­scious ...

Dec 06, 2012
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3Qs: Energy drinks: What's in your can?

Over the last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion has con­firmed it is inves­ti­gating health reports citing energy drinks 5-​​hour Energy and Mon­ster Energy as a pos­sible factor ...

Nov 29, 2012
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Opioid overdose rates 'impossible' to ignore

(Medical Xpress)—Opioid over­dose now kills more people than both AIDS and homi­cides in America and has sur­passed auto­mo­bile acci­dents as the leading cause of acci­dental death in many states. According to the ...

Nov 21, 2012
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3Qs: Patients' access to doctors' notes examined

In a pilot study called Open­Notes, more than 100 primary-​​care physi­cians vol­un­teered to invite more than 20,000 patients to review their doc­tors' notes fol­lowing an office visit to deter­mine ...

Nov 20, 2012
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Mental illness and limited literacy

(Medical Xpress)—Approx­i­mately 47 per­cent of the U.S. pop­u­la­tion reads below an eighth-​​grade level, but the per­centage is sig­nif­i­cantly greater among people using public mental-​​health ser­vices, ...

Oct 08, 2012
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Eating your fruits and veggies

(Medical Xpress)—Teenagers in gen­eral are rel­a­tively unhealthy eaters. But minority teens in par­tic­ular have higher rates of obe­sity and eat far fewer fruits and vegetables.

Aug 31, 2012
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3Qs: Two thumbs down

Mobile-​​phone users who send dozens—or even hun­dreds—of text mes­sages per day may have begun to notice pain, tin­gling or numb­ness in their thumbs from exces­sive button pushing. Northeastern ...

Aug 30, 2012
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The language of neural cells

Imagine if we could under­stand the lan­guage two neu­rons use to com­mu­ni­cate. We might learn some­thing about how thoughts and con­scious­ness are formed. At the very least, our improved under­standing ...

Aug 23, 2012
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3Qs: When painkillers kill

The U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion recently intro­duced a series of safety mea­sures designed to reduce the risk of extended-​​release and long-​​acting opioid med­ica­tions, ...

Aug 03, 2012
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