Detecting tongue cancer

Progress in image processing has allowed many advances in medicine. Work published in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology now shows how an efficient and optimized system for image processing can be used to distinguish cancerous lesions on the tongue from other non-cancerous features. Mahnoor Rasheed, Ishtiaq Ahmad, Sumbal Zahoor, Muhammad, and Nasir […]

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Preventing loneliness among children of depressed mothers may help prevent adolescent suicidality

Children of mothers experiencing depressive symptoms are more at risk, as adolescents, of experiencing suicidal thoughts and attempting suicide. New research suggests that this link may be explained by loneliness, potentially opening new ways for youth suicide prevention. The study—by the universities of Exeter, Montréal, Laval and McGill—used data from more than 1,600 families from […]

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Mental health is important to overall health, and heart disease prevention and treatment

Psychological health can positively or negatively impact a person’s health and risk factors for heart disease and stroke, according to “Psychological Health, Well-Being, and the Mind-Heart-Body Connection,” a new American Heart Association Scientific Statement, published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation. The statement evaluates the relationship between psychological health and heart health, summarizing ways […]

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Despite some advances, women still face disparities of the global burden of stroke

The continued global burden of stroke and how it disproportionately affects women are highlighted in new science published online today in the February issue of Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. Stroke editors selected nine manuscripts focused on stroke disparities in women in this collaboration with […]

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