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Marie Ellis
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Senior Editor and Writer for Medical News Today
Senior Editor and Writer for Medical News Today

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Dogs: Personal trainers for older owners?

Small or large, long-haired or short-haired, purebred or crossbred: dogs provide an infinite source of joy for their owners. With the health benefits of pet ownership stacking up, a new study adds increased physical activity to the list.

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Letter from the Editor: May 2017

In last month's Letter from the Editor, I introduced you to our growing editorial team, which includes scientists, journalists, poets, and adventurers. This month, I want to focus on the other side of the equation: you.

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Will these three innovations change your clinical practice?

Wearable gadgets, personalized diagnostics, and computer-assisted music: the world of healthcare technology aims to improve the patient experience, contribute to long-term health outcomes and, ultimately, make it easier for physicians to deliver care. What's new and in the pipeline in 2017? Medical News Today report from the recent WIRED Health conference in London, United Kingdom.

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Casual cannabis use: Is there a link to depression?

In 2014, recreational cannabis use was legalized in Colorado, and seven other states have since followed suit. With an ever-expanding part of the population using marijuana to cure a number of ailments, researchers at Colorado State University have investigated its effects on mood.

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Marijuana: Could it slow Parkinson's disease progression?

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurological illness in the United States, causing tremors, slowness of movement, postural instability, and impaired balance and coordination. But findings from a new review suggest symptoms of the condition could be improved with marijuana.

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A handy guide on how to #BreakUpWithSugar

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Diet success: Does brain structure play a role?

Dieting has increased in recent decades, but interestingly, so has obesity. In the midst of so many people struggling to lose weight and keep it off, a new study suggests that the problem may lie in the brain. Results show that the ability to self-regulate body weight could be down to each individual's brain structure.

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Early intervention for parents of children with autism reduces symptoms

For children with autism, interventions typically focus on the child. But results of a new, long-term study indicate that an early intervention centering on helping parents communicate with their child reduces the severity of autism symptoms. Furthermore, these results yield long-term improvements.

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Onion compound suppresses ovarian cancer cell proliferation

Onions are low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This pungent vegetable has previously been cited for its health benefits, including lowering risk of certain cancers and helping with depression. But now, a new study has found that a compound found in onions has anti-ovarian cancer effects.

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Probiotics may help spinal cord injury recovery

The health implications of our gut microbiome - the trillions of bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tract - have been uncovered in recent years. But a new study finds a surprising benefit of maintaining a healthy gut: better recovery from spinal cord injury.
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