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The results of a recent study suggest that leisure-time physical activity is associated with a healthier lipid blood profile in women transitioning to menopause. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a common cause of mortality in developed countries. Based on findings from epidemiological studies, women are not typically diagnosed with CVD before the age of 45, with
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Transcranial Electromagnetic Treatment (TEMT) shows promising ability to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease was first described by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and yet, some 113 years later, treatment for the disease is still limited to targeting symptoms. There has been a consistent failure to develop a drug that successfully modifies the disease itself. There
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A recent study sought to determine whether microbiota-derived vitamin K contributes to cognitive function like dietary vitamin K. Cognitive function refers to a person’s ability to problem solve, learn, think, remember, reason … the list goes on. In patients with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, this function becomes impaired and much research has gone into trying
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Study shows the benefit of resuming blood thinner drugs after a gastrointestinal bleed outweighs the risk of a rebleeding event. Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a common problem affecting approximately 150 patients per 100,000 population in the United States and the United Kingdom and has a mortality rate of 5% to 10%. GI bleeding can be
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A recent study investigating the association between substance use and job loss reports increasing job loss as substance use increases. Previous research has revealed that unemployed people are more likely to use alcohol, cannabis, and tobacco. However, a recent study flipped this around to investigate whether those who use these substances are more likely to
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Biting down on an oral orthotic device may suppress tics in patients with Tourette Syndrome. Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive and involuntary movements or sounds called tics. Simple motor tics can present as eye movements, grimacing, herd jerks, or shoulder shrugs. Simple vocal tics include throat-clearing, coughing, sniffing, barking, and grunting
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Research looks at the relationship between childhood experiences and mental health later on in life. Whether we realize it or not, childhood experiences influence beliefs and behavior throughout life.  During childhood, the brain is developing, and this development can be influenced by external factors, such as family, friends, and events.  According to past surveys, 61.5
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A study examined the sex-specific molecular changes in neurons of patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder that affects how one thinks, feels, and behaves. Clinical manifestation of schizophrenia typically occurs between late adolescence and early adulthood, with greater prevalence in men than women. While the cause of schizophrenia is not fully understood,
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Researchers from Baylor University analyzed combined data from previous studies to identify sleep disturbances in caregivers of dementia patients and determined behavioral interventions that can improve their sleep. The number of adults with dementia is increasing every year causing a respective increase in the number of caregivers of dementia patients. It is estimated that there
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A recent study examined the prevalence of burdensome interventions in advanced dementia patients towards the end of their lives, as well as the differences between men and women. Healthcare in older adults and senior persons is often a serious concern for medical researchers and professionals. The –care portion of the term is often just as
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Researchers examine if there is an association between antibiotics and colon cancer. They looked into specific colon regions. The use of antibiotics continues to rise every year, recently estimated at 70 billion individual antibiotic prescriptions in 2010.  While sometimes necessary in treating bacterial infections, antibiotics have been associated with a negative impact on gut health.
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Scientists develop a new way to diagnose childhood eczema by investigating the different kinds of bacteria living on the skin. The skin plays host to a variety of microorganisms including viruses, fungi, mites, and bacteria collectively called the skin microbiome. This fact may make your skin crawl, literally, but these harmless microorganisms provide a vital
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A recent study finds that Alzheimer’s drug Donepezil successfully reverses neurological damage caused by alcohol. Adolescence is a time of great change. We are all familiar with the extensive physical changes young people undergo as they transition between childhood and adulthood.  However, during this period, the human brain also undergoes significant changes. Adolescents experience significant
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A recent review was conducted to assess the current scientific evidence surrounding the paleo diet and its effect on weight, BMI, and waist circumference. A leading cause of death and a matter of priority for world public health includes chronic noncommunicable diseases. Thirty-five million people died in 2015 from chronic noncommunicable diseases, this accounted for
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A recent study determined the health benefits of omega 3 supplements in lowering triglyceride levels in the blood. Hypertriglyceridemia, a condition in which triglyceride levels are elevated, is a common disorder, often caused by uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, obesity, and prolonged sitting habits. Triglycerides are fats that circulate in the blood. It has long been known
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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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