AHA: Solving the Dilemma of Not Enough Hearts

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) — In the not-too-distant future, Dr. Jennifer Cowger envisions a cardiac transplant landscape where more donations are encouraged and utilized, genetically engineered organs can be created in a laboratory, and improved mechanical devices eliminate the need for an actual human heart. But in the meantime, there’s a shortage…

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ADHD Tied to Brain Size Changes in Young Children

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller-than-normal brain regions that are crucial in controlling behavior, researchers have found. Along with conducting MRI brain scans, the researchers assessed the thinking skills and behavior of 90 children, ages 4 and 5. The investigators found that those children with ADHD…

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Finding the Willpower to Lose Weight

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Dieters sometimes chalk up their lack of weight-loss success to a lack of willpower. The truth about willpower, though, is that everyone has some. Research has shown that you wake up each day with a limited supply that gets depleted very quickly. The more you use willpower to…

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Do E-Cigs Really Help Smokers Quit?

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarettes did not help people quit smoking, a small study found, but the researchers said more studies are needed to determine if the devices could play some role in smoking cessation. The investigation included more than 1,300 adult smokers who had been hospitalized and said they intended to…

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