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What Do These Addictions Possibly Have in Common?

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(DGIwire) – Bulimia Nervosa, drug abuse, alcohol abuse: what, if anything, do these conditions have in common? Increasingly, researchers are coming to believe the answer may lie in how the brain’s reward center responds to food, opioids and alcohol. And some believe that learning more about what is going on inside the brains of those who exhibit … [Continue reading...]

Micro-Needling: A Mini-Facelift at Home?

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(DGIwire) -- We were all giddy and nervous when ReviewLoft received four different micro-needling pens from MesoLyft coupled with the promise to improve the appearance of our lips, faces, hands, necks and puffy eyes. Skeptics that we are, we decided to do a bit (quite a bit!) of research on sites other than the company’s to learn exactly what … [Continue reading...]

Sleep and Emotional Trauma: The PTSD Connection

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(DGIwire) – To what extent does sleep help people process stress and trauma? A recent study by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of Zurich set out to address this question. As reported by PsychCentral, the investigators discovered that sleep—especially during the first 24 hours after a trauma—appears to play a key role … [Continue reading...]

Melanoma: 3 Things to Know

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(DGIwire) – Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). The ACS estimates that about 87,110 new melanomas will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017 and 9,730 people expected to die as a result. Anybody concerned about the risk of melanoma needs to begin educating themselves on some of the basic … [Continue reading...]

Suffering from Low Battery Anxiety? Look Out for This Product

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(DGIwire) – For many folks, seeing their smartphone’s battery getting low will leave them panicked, annoyed and hunting for a spare charger. According to a recent article in the Daily Mail, this condition has been dubbed “low battery anxiety” by a major smartphone manufacturer. After surveying 2,000 adult smartphone users in the U.S. in 2016, the … [Continue reading...]

Is Cancer the Next Frontier for a Nobel-winning Therapy?

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(DGIwire) – There is no greater reward for a new medical treatment than its successful application across a wide variety of conditions. Consider the evolution of RNA interference (RNAi) since its discovery by Craig C. Mello and Andrew Z. Fire, co-recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 2006 for their discovery. An article in MIT … [Continue reading...]

How to Recognize and Help Someone With PTSD

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(DGIwire) – Recognizing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a friend or family member is the first step toward getting them the treatment they need. Knowing about the range of available options for care is the next vital step after that. Here are a few important questions and answers to keep in mind for those close to someone … [Continue reading...]

Flame Retardants: Why Are They So Important?

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(DGIwire) – Flame retardants (FRs) are a key component in reducing the devastating impact of fires on people, property and the environment. A variety of different chemicals, with different properties and structures, act as FRs and are often combined for effectiveness. But what exactly do FRs do that makes them so important? According to the … [Continue reading...]

Thanks for the Complement: A New Approach to Treating Rare Diseases

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(DGIwire) – The human immune system is a fascinating and complex entity. One of its divisions—called the innate immune system—has a range of powers, including the ability to activate antibodies and tag dubious cells for destruction. According to MedCityNews, this feat is accomplished courtesy of a set of biological processes known as the complement … [Continue reading...]

Alcohol Use Disorder: 4 Questions to Ask

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(DGIwire) – For most adults, moderate alcohol use—no more than two drinks a day for men and one for women and older people—is relatively harmless, the American Psychological Association reports. But heavier drinking quickly gets risky. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), problem drinking that becomes severe … [Continue reading...]

CEOs and Boards: 5 Ways to Enhance Their Relationship

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(DGIwire) – Satisfying many different stakeholders is a major component of running a company—and the board of directors is one of those key stakeholders. Leveraging the board’s diverse experience not only can guide implementation of a CEO’s long-term growth strategies but can also enhance the leadership skills of the CEO and his or her executive … [Continue reading...]

A Smartphone’s Departure Puts New Focus on Batteries

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(DGIwire) – January 5, 2017 was the last day many owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone were able to use their devices. As widely reported, the phone is under a worldwide recall after many overheated and caused fires. On January 5, Verizon and AT&T rolled out a software update to prevent the phone from recharging or connecting to … [Continue reading...]

Angina: 3 Important Facts

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(DGIwire) – Angina is chest pain or discomfort caused when the heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen-rich blood, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). The discomfort can also occur in the shoulders, arms, neck, jaw or back. Here are three key things to know about this condition: Angina is not a disease. Angina is a painful symptom … [Continue reading...]

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