Month: October 2018

Researchers compared the accuracy of statistical models developed by artificial intelligence with those developed by heart experts in predicting heart disease deaths. When a doctor is planning treatment for a patient they need to consider the likely outcomes for that patient, or their “prognosis”. Statistical models can help doctors evaluate a particular patient’s risk level
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Understanding fracture risk is an important area of research for a rapidly aging, fracture-prone population. Published in the BMJ, Trajanoska and colleagues searched for genetic risk factors for fractures.   The risk of fracturing bones increases significantly in older people, but some individuals are at higher risk of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study looked at survival rates and the ability of frail elderly women to function following surgical breast cancer treatment. Doctors and breast cancer patients together have many factors to consider when determining the best course of breast cancer treatment. For the most part, a decision is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Recent Alzheimer’s research reveals the potential for a new therapy for the disease by modifying the body’s own immune system. Currently, there are no drugs that can cure or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s research has shown that inflammation in the brain and the immune system
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers discuss the prevalence of marijuana use in pregnancy for nausea in a recent research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Marijuana is increasingly under scrutiny as more and more countries are legalizing its use. A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine investigated the prevalence of marijuana use
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers studied how air pollution may affect the health benefits of exercise on the heart.   Many heart conditions are the leading causes of death globally. Heart attacks are especially common. Having even one heart attack increases the risk
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 4] A group of researchers conducted a study on whether opioid receptors play a significant role in the antidepressant action of ketamine infusion for depression. Depression is one of the major causes of disability throughout the world. While traditional antidepressants are the main course of treatment for depression, a
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] In a recent study published in Psychophysiology, researchers examined the performance and neural signals of participants with hangovers.   There are many consequences of alcohol intoxication, including impairments in decision making and communication, among other things. Negative consequences of intoxication include drinking and driving, sexual violence, and others.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 4 Average: 5] Researchers examined the health risks of being overweight in young adults. Specifically, they investigated whether BMI affects cardiovascular measurements such as blood pressure, heart rate, cardiac output, and more. There are many health risks of being overweight as an adult. Studies have shown that a high body mass
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Consuming excess calories increases the risk of developing many diseases, including colon cancer recurrence. Switching to low-calorie soft drinks from sugary soft drinks may greatly reduce the risk of colon cancer recurrence. An energy imbalance occurs when a person consumes more calories than they burn through daily energy
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers determined the prevalence of adults experiencing phantom smells and its associated sociodemographic factors, health behaviours, and health conditions. Phantom smells is a condition in which individuals smell odors that are not actually present. They are caused by dysfunctions in the body’s sensory system, the peripheral olfactory system.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recent study, presented at the 2018 European Society of Cardiology Congress, discussed their findings on how cooking with coal, wood, or charcoal are risk factors for heart disease and mortality. A recent study led by Dr. Derrick Bennett and Professor Zhengming Chen from the University of Oxford
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers aimed to identify how ADHD will affect functional outcomes in adulthood. How does attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shape the course of a child’s future? This is an important question with many unknown variables. In a recent study, American doctors and researchers wanted to identify
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Due to a complex and poorly understood mechanism of action, only two medications are currently approved for the treatment of ALS.  A multicentre trial was recently carried out in Germany to determine whether rasagiline could improve survival rates in patients with ALS when used with one of these
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