Month: March 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study revealed the overall risk of a subsequent mental illness diagnosis across a wide range of disorders.   One of the most perplexing findings in psychiatry is that the presence of one mental health disorder drastically increases the chances of developing another. Some estimates report that these chances can
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Researchers study the role of epigenetic regulation of genes in the development of age-related macular degeneration that is the leading cause of blindness in adults aged above 50 years.   Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision impairment in older adults. It is estimated that approximately 2
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A study on how stress experienced during motherhood during their children’s first year of life contributes to the development of obesity in children. Stress in motherhood has the potential to be related to overweight children since parental behavior plays an important role in children’s weight development. A review of studies on
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Reading Time: 2 minutes In a recent study, researchers examine breast cancer recurrence by the creation of two tumor models.   There are a certain group of breast cancer patients who are described to have oestrogen receptor (ER) alpha-positive (ER+) tumors . These tumors are especially resistant to adjuvant oestrogen deprivation therapy because those with
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New research determines the correlation between mortality rates due to cardiovascular disease and sauna bathing habits. Previous research has suggested that exposure to heat reduces the stiffness of arteries, lowers blood pressure, and improves the cardiovascular system. A common form of heat therapy, sauna bathing, has been linked with cardiovascular benefits among others including reduced
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Ученые сравнили осложнения у пациентов после операции по удалению аппендицита с лечением острого аппендицита антибиотиками.   Считается, что острый аппендицит лечится исключительно экстренной операцией по удалению аппендикса, не дожидаясь, когда он лопнет. Однако, за последние годы ситуация изменилась. В случае неосложненного аппендицита все больше отделений неотложной помощи полностью отказываются от удаления аппендицита хирургическим путем, вместо
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A recent study analyzed the benefits of statin therapy on reducing cardiovascular events in all age groups, including those aged 75 and older. Statin therapy helps to lower cholesterol and is commonly prescribed to patients at risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks or strokes. There is a lot of evidence demonstrating the benefits
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An Italian study investigated whether developing PTSD after a terrorist attack might make you more susceptible to specific co-existing chronic diseases or conditions.   Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that develops after a traumatic event. Symptoms include disturbing dreams, feelings, and thoughts that are related to such events, including symptoms of panic.
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Flaxseed fiber helps lower cholesterol and lipid levels in the blood. A recent study explored how the fermentability of flaxseed fiber affects gut health and improves metabolism in animal studies. Dietary fibers can be categorized into three broad groups based on their viscosity, solubility, and fermentability. Viscous dietary fibers form a gel with the stomach
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Researchers recommend different plans and programs to the level of exercise for those with diabetes and cardiovascular risk. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are associated with an increased risk of mortality. Exercise and diabetes are linked; previous studies have shown that there are added benefits to exercising for those diagnosed with diabetes. If there are no
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A new study determined the incidence and progression of heart calcification among South Asian Americans and compared their results with that of other ethnic groups. Atherosclerosis, or the hardening and narrowing of arteries, is a constantly changing process. If left unchecked, it slowly blocks arteries resulting in restricted blood flow. Atherosclerosis is usually the cause
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A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society may have found a reason to rethink the idea that low cholesterol is always better. Triglycerides are your body’s main form of storing fat, and right now, treatment guidelines recommend lowering your triglyceride levels, no matter how old you are. However, it is known
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A recent study investigated the relationship between exercise and dietary preferences for healthy foods. It can be difficult to eat healthily when calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods are heavily marketed and easily accessible. Many young adults experience this difficulty when they first start living alone and have limited time and money to buy and cook healthy meals.
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В недавнем исследовании ученые изучили уровень содержания воды в организме у людей, имеющих недостаток сна. Также было рассмотрено влияние обезвоживания на причины, по которым люди, которые мало спят, чувствуют себя очень уставшими. Недостаток сна связывают с возникновением многочисленных последствий для здоровья, включая ожирение, диабет, сердечно-сосудистые заболевания и хроническую почечную недостаточность. Однако влияние сна на уровень
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The US Preventive Services Task Force examines if treatment for a potential newborn eye infection is still necessary today. A long history of blindness in children worldwide exists due to newborn pink eye, or a newborn eye infection. Sexually transmitted diseases in the mother cause most of these eye infections, which present as red, goopy
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A new study published in PLOS Medicine investigated how obesity contributes to the development of kidney cancer. Multiple studies have demonstrated a consistent positive association between obesity and kidney cancer, regardless of risk factors for this cancer such as hypertension. This relationship have been found to be stronger in women, although it has also been
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A recent survey studied Americans’ perceptions of healthy weight and heart health as part of an education program for American Heart Month. Heart disease is the number one killer in America. About 40% of Americans are obese, but few recognize the relationship between healthy weight and other harmful health conditions. The Cleveland Clinic recently conducted
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Researchers from the United States developed new life-saving devices that could self-charge using the mechanical motion of the heart. Heart arrhythmia, also known as an irregular heartbeat, causes a person’s heart to beat too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern. Millions of Canadians currently experience irregular heart rhythms. Arrhythmias can cause sudden cardiac
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In a recent study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers gained insight on HPV vaccine coverage among teenagers. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted viral infection. There are over 100 varieties of HPV and it is considered to be the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is contracted via sexual contact;
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Researchers investigated how the risk of breast cancer spread is affected by young women diagnosed in the years following childbirth. According to the National Cancer Institute, 25,000 women below the age of 45 are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the USA. Previous studies showed that in this group of young women, those whose
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In a literature review conducted at Binghamton University in the US, researchers find pain and substance use both worsen and maintain physical suffering and addiction. The ongoing opioid epidemic transpiring in the United States evidently warrants scientific investigation to aid its derailment. Substance abuse as a public health concern only continues to rise as the
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В одном из недавних исследований японские ученые постарались ответить на вопрос: может ли успокаивающее действие запаха лаванды быть подтверждено научно? Тревожное расстройство – одно из самых распространенных видов нарушений работы психики. Приблизительно 18.2% совершеннолетних жителей США ежегодно ставится хотя бы один диагноз из широкого спектра этих расстройств. Лечение тревожных расстройств все еще продолжает оставаться серьезной
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A recent study analyzing the receptor that leads to nausea could be crucial in the development of drugs to reduce chemotherapy side effects. Most currently used cancer drugs are known to cause many chemotherapy side effects. These unpleasant side effects are sensed through a class of receptors called neurokin 1 receptor (NK1R). Pharmacological targeting of these
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