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Social cognition plays a key role in everyday lives of people with multiple sclerosis

An international team of multiple sclerosis (MS) researchers showed that longitudinal changes in social cognition are associated with psychological outcomes of daily living, suggesting that social cognition may exert a central role in people with MS. The article, “Social Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis: A 3-Year Follow-Up MRI and Behavioral Study” was published on March 9, […]

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ACP advises point-of-care ultrasound to aid diagnosis of dyspnea

For patients with acute dyspnea with diagnostic uncertainty, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can be a helpful addition to the standard diagnostic pathway, according to a new clinical guideline issued by the American College of Physicians and published online April 27 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Gerald Gartlehner, M.D., M.P.H., from Danube University Krems in Austria, […]

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Short-term exposure to air pollution may impede cognition; aspirin could help

Exposure to air pollution, even over the course of just a few weeks, can impede mental performance, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. However, these adverse effects were lessened in people taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin. The study is among the first to […]

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Five steps to protect young athletes’ eyes

As children begin to return to their favorite sports, parents need to ensure that their youngsters use protective eyewear, a leading group of eye specialists says. Nearly 30,000 people suffer sports-related eye injuries every year in the United States, but 90% of emergency room visits for such injuries could be prevented by protective eyewear, according […]

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Blockchain as ‘techQuity’: How tech solutions have the power to help the homeless

For people experiencing homelessness, missing proof of identity can be a major barrier to receiving critical services, from housing to food assistance to health care. Physical documents such as driver’s licenses are highly susceptible to loss, theft or damage. However, researchers from Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin say new technology […]

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Need to vent? Turn to real-life support, not social media

Social media may make it easier for people to engage online, but I does not provide certain benefits of real-life human interactions, says a Michigan State University researcher. “Problematic social media use has been associated with depression, anxiety and social isolation, and having a good social support system helps insulate people from negative mental health,” […]

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Cryoablation promising for early breast cancer

Cryoablation seems promising for early breast cancer and has minimal risks, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, held virtually from April 29 to May 2. Richard E. Fine, M.D., from the West Cancer Center & Research Institute in Germantown, Tennessee, and colleagues examined the safety […]