Clues to How You Hear in a Crowd

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HealthDay News : 17-Oct-2017

Voice pitch plays a role in your ability to hear someone in a crowded setting, British researchers say.

This process is called selective attention. It was known that selective attention occurs in a part of the brain called the auditory cortex, which processes speed information. But what triggers it was unclear.

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Curb Risk for Certain Cancers

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HealthDay News : 17-Oct-2017

Weight-loss surgery could help some severely obese people reduce their risk for cancer by at least 33 percent, a new study suggests.

The researchers examined medical data compiled by health insurance and health care delivery systems in the western United States, including Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado.

The

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Arthritis Can Strike Children

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HealthDay News : 17-Oct-2017

While arthritis is typically thought of as an older person's disease, more than 300,000 American children have chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), an expert says.

Unlike age-related arthritis caused by cartilage and bone wear and tear, JIA has more to do with joint inflammation, but it's not clear what triggers this

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Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention

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HealthDay News : 17-Oct-2017

Farsightedness affects young children's ability to pay attention in school, which could put them at risk of falling behind in the classroom, a new study suggests.

"We knew from our previous work that preschool and kindergarten children with uncorrected farsightedness have decreased early literacy, and this new study shows that there

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 October 2017 11:57 Read more...

Go Fish!

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HealthDay News : 17-Oct-2017

Seems like there's no end to the list of benefits from eating seafood. Ounce for ounce, you get more protein and less fat and fewer calories from most fish and shellfish.

And there are heart-health benefits as well as weight-loss ones.

But just how can you get more seafood in your

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 October 2017 11:59 Read more...

Could 'AI' Become a Partner in Breast Cancer Care?

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HealthDay News : 17-Oct-2017

Machines armed with artificial intelligence may one day help doctors better identify high-risk breast lesions that might turn into cancer, new research suggests.

High-risk breast lesions are abnormal cells found in a breast biopsy. These lesions pose a challenge to doctors and patients. The cells in such lesions aren't normal, but

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