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Can't get to the doctor? No problem, just stick out your tongue

2014-12-05 14:08

Researchers in India have designed a way to find out if someone is sick just by sticking out their tongue. But you don't have to be in the doctor's office to find out. A group of technical engineers have designed a digital tongue analysis software to help people in remote areas who may not have access to a physician. What can your tongue tell a doctor about your health?

And if that isn't cool enough, the researchers say next they'll be adding eye images to their repertoire of digital images to help diagnose even more diseases.

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IBS symptoms affect men differently than women

2014-10-24 10:34
Men with IBS have more emotional difficulty than women, study finds

Dealing with IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is difficult for anyone diagnosed with the disease. A new study highlights how the bowel disease can have an entirely different impact on men compared to women. Which gender is affected more severely and why is it important?

According to the study, “Understanding gender differences in IBS: the role of stress from the social environment,” presented during the Oct.

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Vitamin D May Help Improve Eczema in Children

2014-10-07 19:51

Atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema, affects almost 18 million Americans according to statistics from the National Eczema Association. For many, the condition worsens in the winter when heated homes and low humidity dry the skin.

A new study has found that perhaps a vitamin supplement can help reduce the symptoms of itchy, inflamed skin from eczema.

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Ebola spread to skyrocket along with deaths from other diseases

2014-09-26 14:17
New model predicts more than one million Ebola infections by end of January

New predictions suggest Ebola could infect more than 1.4 million in West Africa by the end of January. Lack of public health infrastructure could mean more deaths from other illnesses in the region as well.

A new model predicts there could be 1.4 million people infected with Ebola by the end of January if health efforts to contain the virus fail.

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Genome study uncovers 395 Ebola mutations: Why the discovery is so important

2014-09-15 19:16
Ebola virus genome sequenced and 395 mutations found since last oubreak

Dr. Richard A. Stein, a research scientist and adjunct Biology professor explains in an EmaxHealth interview why recently discovered Ebola virus mutations can help us understand the deadly disease. He emphasizes the need for preparedness and rapid containment of Ebola virus in areas of outbreaks. The genome of Ebola has been changing in ways that can even make it undetectable with diagnostic testing.

Researchers publishing in the journal Science have traced the current Ebola outbreak to a funeral. They have also sequenced the genome of the virus, finding 395 Ebola virus mutations.

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