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High school basketball player saved by CPR helps win championship

Cardiac arrest survivor Ben Blankenhorn with his mom, Kim. When 17-year-old Ben Blankenhorn received his CPR certification as part of his lifeguard training, the lessons carried added resonance. Just 10 months earlier, Blankenhorn had been saved by CPR. The morning of Aug. 22, 2017, he woke up about 5:30 a.m. …

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Not enough evidence that vaping helps smokers quit: US govt report

Credit: CC0 Public Domain There is not enough evidence to conclude that e-cigarettes helps smokers quit tobacco, a US government report said Thursday, as the vaping industry faces increased regulatory pressures. The advice is contrary to that provided by the British government, which classes e-cigarettes as a nicotine replacement therapy …

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Light therapy for immune cells helps with side effects of cancer therapy

Before starting therapy, the intestine is inflamed and swollen. Diarrhea is the result. After the phototherapy, the condition of the intestine has completely returned to normal. Credit: Prof. Dr. Robert Zeiser Only within the past few years has malignant melanoma been treatable with immunotherapy. However, in every second patient, strong …

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New definition helps identify, treat extreme social isolation

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Experts in the Japanese phenomena of hikikomori say the condition of extreme social isolation is more widespread than previously acknowledged, and it deserves a clear and consistent definition to improve treatment across the globe. In an article published in the February issue of the journal World …

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Disorderly DNA helps cancer cells evade treatment

When the chromatin packing is heterogenous and disordered, a cell demonstrates more plasticity. Credit: Northwestern University Each cell in the human body holds a full two meters of DNA. In order for that DNA to fit into the cell nucleus—a cozy space just one hundredth of a millimeter of space—it …

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Study finds bereavement program helps children deal with grief

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The research, published in Death Studies, assessed the effectiveness of a new two-day childhood bereavement service called Lionheart Camp for Kids, which provides support to grieving children aged five to 12 years living in Perth who are grieving the death of a parent, primary caregiver or …

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Just had a baby? A new app helps keep them safe

Barbara Ostfeld and Thomas Hegyi of the SIDS Center of New Jersey developed the SIDS Info app to educate parents and caregivers on safe infant sleep practices. Credit: Nick Romanenko Rutgers scientists and Microsoft volunteers have created a new free mobile app that provides lifesaving tips for safe sleeping practices …

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Triple-combination therapy helps more people with cystic fibrosis

Credit: National Jewish Health Researchers at National Jewish Health and around the world report today that a three-drug combination of medications can improve lung function, reduce exacerbations and improve quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis who have at least one copy of the most common cystic fibrosis mutation, …

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resilience program helps student-athletes adjust to college life

Genevieve Chandler leads UMass football players N in a yoga posture known as tree pose. Credit: UMass Amherst Imagine the impact on first-year college student-athletes in highly competitive programs if you could teach them resilience—if they learned skills to cope with high expectations, challenging academic courses, rigorous training and physical …

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