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Apple Watch can detect A-fib in the general public, but at what cost?

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Future studies need to look at the effects on hard endpoints, clinical integration and cost effectiveness, experts say. NEW ORLEANS, LA-A smartwatch-based app can detect A-fib among a population of all-comers, potentially escalating arrhythmia diagnosis, according to a major study of a new virtual design. The research has implications not only for the future of portable technology in medicine, but …

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But more likely to be that of end stage kidney failure

By ELIZABETH MERAB More by this Author Men are at risk of kidney diseases mostly because they engage in risky lifestyle behavior and seek treatment late. As the world market international Kidney Day on Thursday, experts said that kidney diseases are so prevalent in counties other than others due to high cases of diabetes and hypertension. Overall, women have more …

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Field reports: Minnesota DNR deer meetings over the next two weeks

Minnesota DNR Wildlife Administrators across the state hold open public meetings to ask their deer issues and learn more about deer management and local deer populations and targets. The meetings are set for this week and next across the state, including the following in Northland: March 26 at the Tower Area DNR Office, 650 Highway 169, 5-7 pm March 26 …

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New health problems arising from FGCU's research on toxic algae dust

CLOSE Aerial view of toxic algae bloom floating in a canal Friday, July 14, 2018 in Cape Coral, Florida. news-press.com, news-press.com FGCU research released Friday shows that airborne cyanobacteria toxins can travel more than a mile inland and have questions about health consequences for those exposed to the region's latest massive blue-green algae bloom last year. Air samplers found two …

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Despite vaccination, nearly 50 Harvard-Westlake students have been capturing

Harvard-Westlake School is seen in Studio City in an undated image. (Credit: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times) Harvard-Westlake School is seen in Studio City in an undated image. (Credit: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times) Nearly 50 Harvard-Westlake School students have recently been diagnosed with whooping cough in an outbreak that has forced school officials to send students home …

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The FDA is expected to approve a postpartum depression drug for the first time – it could help hundreds of thousands of new mothers

Shutterstock Marie McCausland gave birth to a baby boy, Jeffrey, on Mother's Day of 2017. The joyous occasion was quickly marred by a serious medical emergency. Four days later, McCausland was admitted to the hospital for postpartum preeclampsia, a rare but serious condition that can lead to seizures, strokes and other life-threatening complications. McCausland, who is 28 and lives in …

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Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery

Surgery for certain bad heart may soon become a thing of the past. New studies suggest it's OK and often better to have a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead. The results are expected to quickly transform a problem that affects millions of people – a stiff or narrowed aortic valve that doesn Let it pass …

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49 cases of debris confirmed at Philadelphia's Temple University

PHILADELPHIA (WBFF) – More than 40 cases of furrows have now been confirmed at Philadelphia's Temple University. FOX29 reports that at least 49 cases of the disease have been confirmed, according to the Department of Public Health for Philadelphia. Several weeks ago, Temple University Student Health Services "reported that several temple students have tested positive for junk". At that time, …

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Company owners are waiting for the TCE steam test result to be available

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Some in Northwest Springfield are waiting for results from the steam penetration test from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to enter. These tests control the presence of trichlorethylene (TCE). Don York runs a business from a house that is not far from the former Litton Industries website at W. Kearney St. This is where the …

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