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Could a cell phone game detect who is at risk of Alzheimer’s?
 

Could a cell phone game detect who is at risk of Alzheimer’s?

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An Alzheimer’s diagnosis often relies on signs of memory problems. However, these issues usually do not appear until years after the disease has taken hold. A new smartphone game is using spatial navigation to detect Alzheimer’s before it is too late. Anothe…

IBS: Telephone- and web-based CBT relieve symptoms
 

IBS: Telephone- and web-based CBT relieve symptoms

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The usual treatment for irritable bowel syndrome consists of drugs and advice on lifestyle and diet. Now, a new study suggests that giving interactive web-based or telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy on top of usual care can reduce symptoms more effe…

New device can detect cancer in just a drop of blood
  

New device can detect cancer in just a drop of blood

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Some types of cancer, such as ovarian cancer, tend to remain undetected until they are too advanced for treatment to be effective. Now, an innovative tool may be able to detect cancer easily, quickly, and in minuscule amounts of blood. In a bid to find a sim…

  

How to delete what Google knows about you

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News of Facebook data breaches hardly come as a surprise anymore, but Google is hunched over in the corner, just as guilty of watching

Struggling to focus? This new brain training app may help
  

Struggling to focus? This new brain training app may help

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According to a research team from the United Kingdom, a new, evidence-based brain training app can boost your focus, memory, and attention-shifting skills.

High-tech epilepsy warning device could save lives
 

High-tech epilepsy warning device could save lives

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An innovative piece of wearable tech could reduce the risk of death from nighttime seizures for individuals with therapy-resistant epilepsy.

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