Increasing evidence a common virus triggers type 1 diabetes

A new review is presenting strong evidence the development of type 1 diabetes is linked to a large group of common viruses. The findings build on an old hypothesis, with vaccines currently in development targeting the most likely viral strains.

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Amazon enters the sleep-tracking market, with the Halo Rise

While there are already a number of sleep-tracking systems to choose between, many are made by small startups without much of a track record. Electronics giant Amazon has now thrown its hat in the ring, however, with the unveiling of the Halo Rise.

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Study suggests that carrying crying babies is the best way to calm them

It can be stressful and exhausting, trying to get a crying baby to settle down and go to sleep. New research now suggests that for the best chance at success, parents should pick the infant up and walk around with it for five minutes.

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Neck-worn “bandage” sensors could better warn of concussions

One of the dangerous things about sports-related concussions is the fact that athletes may not realize they have one, so they don't seek medical attention. A new sensor could let them know, and it would go on their neck, not their head.

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Assistive MRBA robot is designed to detect and prevent falls

As their sense of balance deteriorates, seniors are at an increased risk of potentially debilitating falls. A new wearable assistive robot could help, by detecting and preventing such falls before they actually occur.

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The key to anti-aging drugs could be taking them briefly while young

What if anti-aging drugs are most effective when taken for a short period of time when we are young? A new study speculates brief drug treatments in early adulthood could be the most effective way to extend our overall lifespan.

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Study suggests pills work fastest if taken while lying on right side

When taking a pill such as a pain reliever, it goes without saying that you want it to work as fast as possible. According to a new study, taking that pill while lying on your right side will help it to do so.

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WalkWise keeps tabs on seniors via the wheels of their walkers

It's important to monitor the physical activity level of seniors living on their own, as a decrease may indicate health problems, depression, cognitive decline, or a debilitating fall. A new device does so simply and unobtrusively, by hitching a ride on the senior's walker.

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Vaccine booster for all London children as polio found in more wastewater

A polio vaccine booster program has been announced in the UK targeting all London children under the age of 10. The program comes after more detections of poliovirus in London’s wastewater indicate the virus is spreading undetected through the city.

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Double-action mechanism found that makes ketamine less addictive

Like many highly addictive drugs, ketamine causes a rush of dopamine in the brain. But new research in mice from the University of Geneva shows ketamine also blocks the brain process that leads to neuroplasticity, habit formation and compulsion.

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