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Finding Health Clues in Social Media

Finding Health Clues in Social Media

Generally speaking, people use social media for… well, social reasons. But what if your social media footprint could reveal key information about your health? According to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, this could very well ...

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Addressing Depression with Online Insomnia Therapy

Addressing Depression with Online Insomnia Therapy

One of the most common mental illnesses in the United States is depression; according to the National Alliance on Mental Illnesses (NAMI), roughly 16 million Americans must contend with major depression on regular basis. A report from the land down ...

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Extending the Lifespan of Organs

Extending the Lifespan of Organs

Once outside of the body, human organs have a very short shelf life, ranging from roughly five to just over thirty-five hours. Of course, this puts a major dent in the number of organs available for transplant. The development of ...

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Kidney Transplants: How They Work

Kidney Transplants: How They Work

Out of all the organs transferred from donors to eager recipients, kidneys are the most in demand. Kidney transplants are the most frequently performed transplant operation in the United States, with approximately 16,000 such procedures occurring each year. Though these ...

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Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

In the United States, dozens of people receive organ transplants each day, saving them from succumbing to various illnesses and medical conditions. While organ transplantation is nothing new, the sheer amount of years added to the lives of organ recipients ...

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Are Surgical Robots Vulnerable to Hackers?

Are Surgical Robots Vulnerable to Hackers?

In the coming decades, it is believed that an increasing number of surgeries will be performed with real-world teleoperated robots. Unlike other surgical robots, a doctor doesn’t have to share the same room with these machines when operating them. As ...

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A Look at DNA Maintenance Inside the Body

A Look at DNA Maintenance Inside the Body

In the last few decades, much has been written about the subject of DNA, and for good reason. The DNA a person receives from his or her parents determines all of their physical characteristics, and may leave them vulnerable to ...

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