Weekend Wrap Up 4.22.16

Happy Friday! This has been quite a productive week over here at MidlevelU HQ. Interview season for Midlevels for the Medically Underserved applicants is in full swing, not to mention we released our first ever app this week. Phew! We hope you are loving the convenience of the MidlevelU app (don't forget to enter the scrubs giveaway) and look forward to your feedback. To wind down the work week, check out this week's latest medical news. 

Yet another benefit of aspirin. A new study shows that taking low doses of aspirin may increase survival for cancer patients by up to one-fifth. In the study, regular, low dose aspirin use lowered the risk of colorectal cancer by 19% and the risk of ovarian cancer by 20%. The wonder-drug also increased cancer survival and reduced metastasis. 

Excedrin has developed a virtual simulator that mimics migraines. Any volunteers?

Mice flown into space return with...liver disease? Studying the implications of travel to Mars, researchers sent the furry critters into orbit on the space shuttle Atlantis. The mice returned with early signs of liver damage. A similar link has been suggested in astronauts.

Does the full moon make kids hyper? Here's what science says.  

Half your brain stands guard when sleeping in a new place. Researchers say when you sleep in an unfamiliar location, the left side of the brain stays more awake than the right side. 

White women suffered the biggest drop in life expectancy in the U.S. 

It's confirmed. Loneliness is bad for your health. A new study found that loneliness was linked to a 29% increased risk of coronary heart disease and a 32% increased risk of stroke. 

Soccer injury helps healthcare providers find rare cancer in teen. After taking a soccer ball to the abdomen, 17 year-old Westley Peterson noticed blood in his urine. Further investigation into the injury led to the discovery of a Wilms tumor.

How to reduce your calorie intake by 30%. Crunch. Crunch. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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