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AI Aids Efforts to Reduce Nuisance Alerts for Healthcare Teams: Study |  VUMC Reporter

AI Aids Efforts to Reduce Nuisance Alerts for Healthcare Teams: Study | VUMC Reporter

A new study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center demonstrates the promise of artificial intelligence to help refine and guide the myriad of computerized signals designed to assist physicians and other team members in daily clinical decision-making. These pop-up notifications advise users of everything from drug contraindications to gaps in patient care documentation. But the exclusion …

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Youthful fitness associated with lower risk of atherosclerosis in middle-aged men

Youthful fitness associated with lower risk of atherosclerosis in middle-aged men

Men who were physically fit when they were young had a lower risk of atherosclerosis almost 40 years later, according to a study led by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden. The findings, published in British Journal of Sports Medicine, suggest that atherosclerosis is one mechanism behind the association between physical fitness and cardiovascular disease. …

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The Mediterranean diet has been hailed for its heart health benefits in women, a study has found

The Mediterranean diet has been hailed for its heart health benefits in women, a study has found

In a recent study published in the journal Nutrients, researchers from Australia reviewed the evidence on the Mediterranean diet (MD) and cardiovascular health outcomes in women. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among women worldwide. Nutrition plays a key role in modifying cardiovascular risk factors and reducing CVD risk. The MD is …

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Healthy lifestyle linked to specific metabolic markers, major study finds

Healthy lifestyle linked to specific metabolic markers, major study finds

In a recent study published in the journal with, researchers used a pooled data set comprising four cohorts of US samples to identify metabolomic markers of healthy lifestyles and, potentially, the mechanisms underlying their production. They used a combination of analytical techniques, specifically liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, on 13,056 data sets and noted that the metabolomic …

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Rabies in urban possums signals health alarm in São Paulo

Rabies in urban possums signals health alarm in São Paulo

Female white-eared possum (Didelphis albiventris), found dead in 2021 in the Bosque dos Jequitibás park in the center of Campinas, one of the largest cities in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, died of rabies meningoencephalitis, according to a group of researchers from the University of São Paulo (USP) and Adolfo Lutz Institute (IAL), the …

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Impact of diet on health outcomes among UK Biobank participants

Impact of diet on health outcomes among UK Biobank participants

In a recent study published in Nutrients, researchers assessed the relationship between diet and health outcomes among UK Biobank (UKBB) participants. survey: Associations of diet with health outcomes in the UK Biobank: a systematic review. Image credit: Julia Furman/Shutterstock/com Background Diet is critical to preventing and controlling chronic disease, with dietary patterns linked to cardiovascular …

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Scientists discover how oxytocin affects memory in animals

Scientists discover how oxytocin affects memory in animals

Oxytocin (OXT) is a hormone known for its effects on psychological well-being and emotional bonding in animals. Interestingly, research shows that this natural brain chemical also plays a crucial role in other cognitive processes, including learning and memory. Scientists may now have discovered exactly how OXT affects memory in animals by studying “OXT neurons,” which …

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Dark chocolate and champagne may improve heart health

Dark chocolate and champagne may improve heart health

Here’s news you’ll love this Valentine’s Day: A leading health expert says the dark chocolates and candies you bought your loved one can also improve their heart health. There’s some surprisingly good news for anyone planning a romantic Valentine’s Day treat. Chocolate and champagne aren’t necessarily bad for you. In fact, the treats you just …

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The multifaceted health benefits of black chokeberry

The multifaceted health benefits of black chokeberry

In a recent review published in the journal Nutritional science and human health, researchers compared current research on disease control and prevention potential Aronia melanocarpa, black chokeberry. They summarize and present the critical metabolites of black chokeberry, their respective anti-disease (preventive, adjuvant and therapeutic) properties and the diverse mechanisms of action that these functional components …

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Robotic and navigation technologies in hip surgery do not increase risk of infection, study finds

Robotic and navigation technologies in hip surgery do not increase risk of infection, study finds

In patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA), the use of robotic surgery and surgical navigation techniques is not associated with an increased risk of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), suggests a study in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The magazine is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. Computer navigation (CN) and robotic assistance …

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