Month: November 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recent article published in the NEJM has highlighted a first-of-its-kind success in lengthening survival for patients with aggressive breast cancer. Metastatic triple negative breast cancer is a form of an aggressive breast cancer that has spread within distant organs of the body and lacks key growth receptors that can
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] A recent study reviewed the effects of physical inactivity on the risk of cardiovascular disease and the environmental factors influencing a heart-healthy lifestyle among patients. Physical activity is associated with many health benefits including a decrease in the risk of mortality, greater cardiovascular health, lower occurrence of illness,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers studied 1.5 million people to investigate the relationship between Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Increasing evidence from clinical trials and epidemiological studies suggests there is a link between Alzheimer’s and heart disease. The occurrence of the two diseases together is the most common cause of dementia in elderly
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Researchers studied whether dapagliflozin for diabetes treatment could also have beneficial effects on heart disease outcomes. Diabetes affects more than 415 million adults worldwide and continues to increase in prevalence. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of other negative outcomes from cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, investigated the cardioprotective effects of metformin in type 1 diabetes and heart disease. Studies have shown that patients with diabetes mellitus have a two to four-fold higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). Diabetes mellitus is a
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study examined hydration in short sleepers and how dehydration, not just poor sleep, causes individuals to feel extremely tired. Sleep duration has been linked to a number of health outcomes, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. However, how sleep affects hydration status in
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A phase-II clinical trial of a new antibiotic has generated promising results in treating drug-resistant gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. It is a bacterial infection that is spread through unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal sex with an infected partner. A pregnant woman with gonorrhea can pass
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent clinical trial published in the NEJM tested the effectiveness of the drug, palbociclib, along with standard breast cancer treatment. Approximately 266,000 new cases of breast cancer are estimated to occur this year in the United States alone. Many of these are hormone-receptor-positive (HR-positive) breast cancers, meaning
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in Spain investigated the relationship between frailty, exercise and heart disease-related and all-cause deaths in older adults. As people age, they become more frail, with many of the body’s systems having lower reserves. This means that elderly people are more susceptible to chronic illness or infection, and
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in JAMA examines the appropriateness of administering thyroid hormone therapy to patients with subclinical hypothyroidism. Subclinical hypothyroidism describes the beginning stages of a condition when the thyroid does not produce enough hormones. This condition mostly affects older individuals and women, and is associated with
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3.5] Physical exercise is known to be beneficial to the general control of asthma. However, the benefits specifically on asthma at night has not been well studied. Asthma is a chronic disorder of the lungs that affects millions of people of all ages. Asthma is characterized by inflammation that
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] Researchers examined if dietary nitrate intake through leafy greens, beetroot, and other vegetables and foods are associated with the incidence of age-related macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of irreversible visual impairment in older people. AMD occurs when part of the retina, the macula,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in JAMA Oncology by Baumann and colleagues investigated whether patients should avoid using topical agents several hours before undergoing radiation therapy. The majority of patients who undergo radiation therapy experience some form of radiation dermatitis (skin damage). In some cases, radiation therapy may also
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in JAMA Oncology by Baumann and colleagues investigated whether patients should avoid using topical agents several hours before undergoing radiation therapy. The majority of patients who undergo radiation therapy experience some form of radiation dermatitis (skin damage). In some cases, radiation therapy may also
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in JAMA Oncology by Baumann and colleagues investigated whether patients should avoid using topical agents several hours before undergoing radiation therapy. The majority of patients who undergo radiation therapy experience some form of radiation dermatitis (skin damage). In some cases, radiation therapy may also
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in JAMA Oncology by Baumann and colleagues investigated whether patients should avoid using topical agents several hours before undergoing radiation therapy. The majority of patients who undergo radiation therapy experience some form of radiation dermatitis (skin damage). In some cases, radiation therapy may also
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