Month: August 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study in the NEJM describes the outcome of a large clinical trial that compared cardiovascular risks of febuxostat or allopurinol for gout treatment. Gout is a kind of arthritis that occurs due to the formation of urate crystals within the bone joints. Uric acid, a substance
0 Comments
Our Reader Score [Total: 5 Average: 3.4] A press release by the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions Conference highlighted the differences between disease characteristics in adults and youth with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Over the past two decades, the prevalence of a type 2 diabetes diagnosis in North American youth has increased. From 2002
0 Comments
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published in BMJ Open, researchers investigated whether excessive weight or obesity affects sick leave days in the workplace. Various studies have established that obesity or overweight has been linked to various health problems and increased healthcare costs in general. In a recent study published
0 Comments
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers followed almost 100,000 individuals to study if obesity is a risk factor for heart disease in those who are metabolically healthy. Metabolic syndrome describes several different medical conditions that occur together: abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, abnormal cholesterol levels, and
0 Comments
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In an exciting study published in Cell Metabolism, researchers uncover mechanisms that link cancer with metabolic and sleep disturbances. Patients with cancer often complain about sleep problem and metabolic disturbances. This is associated with reduced quality of life for patients with such problems. However, until recently the molecular basis
0 Comments
Our Reader Score [Total: 9 Average: 3.7] A group of researchers in the US modified the existing chemotherapy with humanized antibodies to improve lung cancer survival rates. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in Canada. According to The Canadian Cancer Society, about 28,600 Canadians were diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017.
0 Comments
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Data from the Human Connectome Project revealed how relationship status can affect not only your happiness but the structure of your brain. The average human brain is composed of over 100 billion neurons, each of which integrates electrochemical signals from across the body to generate thoughts, emotions, and
0 Comments