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A study looks into the trends in marijuana-related poison control center calls before and after marijuana legalization in the state of Massachusetts. Marijuana legalization is a controversial topic, with a range of different opinions regarding its safety and purpose.  Marijuana, which is derived from the hemp plant, contains many different cannabinoids that have different effects
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A new study demonstrates evidence to support a ground-breaking theory for Alzheimer’s disease.   What do we know about Alzheimer’s disease? The 2018 World Alzheimer’s report notes that there are now some 50 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. Somewhere in the world, a new Alzheimer’s patients is being diagnosed every three seconds (1).
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The specifics of a long-known protective association between pregnancy and endometrial cancer were studied in a recent Danish investigation. Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological cancer in women, and as a result, much research has been put into understanding the risk factors. A strong association has previously been found between pregnancy and endometrial cancer
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A recent study analyzed vaping trends among adolescents from Canada, England, and the US. Smoking has been a global public health concern for a long time. The toxins produced with the combustion of cigarettes are responsible for smoking-related diseases. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) avoid this problem by evaporating a liquid substance, which may or may not
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In a recent study, researchers evaluated cardiovascular health at age 50 to determine the prevalence of dementia 20 years later. Pathophysiological markers of dementia can appear as early as fifteen to twenty years before diagnosis. Previous studies have shown that a healthier cardiovascular score is linked to a lower risk of dementia. However, results from
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Knee osteoarthritis affects more than 10% of people over age 60. Researchers recently identified those groups with higher risk factors for knee osteoarthritis. Musculoskeletal conditions, such as knee osteoarthritis (OA), affect people worldwide and are one of the leading causes of pain and disability. Knee osteoarthritis can affect any age group, but people over age
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Researchers discover a key player in tumor energy metabolism that holds promise for new cancer treatments with fewer side-effects. Tumours are characterized by uncontrolled cell growth, which is sustained by a series of cellular reactions to produce the energy and molecular building blocks for replication. This process, called cancer cell metabolism, relies on the activity
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A recent study carried out by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined the outcomes of standard feeding guides for commencing solid food in infants. Current guides for starting infants on solid foods are produced by infant formula makers, children’s hospitals, and infant health experts. These guides have been produced with the
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Researchers in the USA recently conducted a series of investigations to find out more about the genes that are associated with endometrial cancer. Vast advances in gene technology have allowed different cancers to be put under the spotlight. The endometrial tissue lines the uterus and goes through the monthly shedding cycle that is menstruation. Mutations
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Scientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have found a way to increase the amount of vitamin D in eggs. Vitamin D is one of the fat-soluble vitamins essential for healthy bones. Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin on exposure to sunlight. Inadequate exposure to sunlight can lead to vitamin D insufficiency, which is becoming
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A recent study has identified a protein involved in tumour progression that can potentially be therapeutically targeted to delay cancer development. Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the abnormal growth of cells, which can spread to other parts of the body. While there have been many advances made in cancer management and treatment
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A recent study investigated whether dietary intake of cholesterol or egg consumption was linked to an increased risk of stroke. High cholesterol is a well-known risk factor for several heart complications, including high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. There has been plenty of research dedicated to understanding how different cholesterol, dietary habits, and food
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Researchers developed a new assessment tool to diagnose dementia that evaluates moral emotions. There are many different types of dementia. Frontotemporal dementia is a type of dementia that is caused by degenerative changes in the frontal regions of the brain, which is often associated with social cognitive impairments. Frontotemporal dementia patients have problems with emotional
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Researchers in the Netherlands investigated whether a common blood pressure drug could be used as a medication for Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia describes a group of symptoms including memory loss, a decline in thinking processes, personality changes, and inappropriate behavior. There are several different types of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of progressive
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A clinical trial of dulaglutide reported impressive results in cardiovascular events prevention among people with type 2 diabetes. Individuals with diabetes have a two times higher risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, and around 40% develop kidney disease. Dulaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 analog that increases levels of incretin. Incretin is
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In a recent study, researchers examined the potential risks and benefits associated with vaccines and breastfeeding. A recent article published in Breastfeeding Medicine describes a study conducted at the University of California San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences that examined the risks associated with vaccinating breastfeeding women. The researcher reviewed the most
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A study investigating the effects of saffron in children and teens suggest potential as an alternative herbal treatment for ADHD. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder often seen in childhood and adolescence. It is a chronic disorder that results in problems such as poor concentration and impulse control. An estimated 30% of patients
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A new study compared the safety and effectiveness of early combined immunosuppression and conventional treatment in older patients with Crohn’s disease.   Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two main subtypes of inflammatory bowel disease, a chronic inflammatory condition involving the gut. Inflammatory bowel disease was long believed to be a disease of the
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A new study tested the effects of a low-calorie, plant-based, fasting diet on the symptoms and pathology of inflammatory bowel disease in mice models.   Inflammatory bowel disease refers to chronic conditions that cause inflammation in some parts of the intestine. There are two main kinds of inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
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