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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 — A lifelong approach to lowering cholesterol, starting in some kids as young as 2, is the United States’ best bet to lower everyone’s risk of heart attack and stroke, according to updated guidelines released Saturday by the American Heart Association (AHA). “Personalized” cholesterol-fighting tactics recommended by the guidelines include: More […]

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Playing Christmas music too early can raise stress levels

Playing Christmas music too early could be BAD for your health: Experts say jolly jingles trigger stress over pressure to buy, spend and be happy Playing Christmas music early is a reminder of your holiday obligations such as hosting parties and buying presents  Employees at stores who hear the carols on repeat become irritated due to […]

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EMR Data Can Predict Myopia Development

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 — Big data and machine learning approaches can improve prediction of myopia in Chinese children, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in PLOS Medicine. Haotian Lin, M.D., Ph.D., from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, and colleagues developed an algorithm to predict high myopia onset among Chinese school-aged children. […]