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A recent study examined the prevalence of OCD symptoms in children, and their association with lifetime psychological disorders. Obsessive-compulsive disorder, believed to be a type of anxiety disorder, is a complex ailment that is oftentimes illusive to therapists and researchers. It is often characterized by cognitive as well as behavioral symptoms. Patients with OCD suffer
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A recent study explored breastfeeding in comparison to bottle-feeding. Specifically, researchers looked into breastfeeding duration and its impacts on infants becoming right or left-handed. Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding concerning infants’ neurodevelopment continues to be a strong conversation. Infants’ intelligence levels, speech, and head circumference are often analysed in association with breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Does the length
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A new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine analyzed data from over 79000 patients and compared the risk of fractures in type 2 diabetes patients using canagliflozin or GLP-1 agonists.   Type 2 diabetes is a condition that hinders the ability of the individual to metabolize glucose, leading to an alarming rise in blood-glucose levels. The
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A recent study carried out by researchers in Korea investigated the effects of hormone therapy for menopause on the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis. One of the most frequent musculoskeletal disorders in the older population is osteoarthritis (OA), and it results in high levels of pain and physical disability. OA primarily occurs due to the ‘wearing
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In a recent animal study, researchers showed how exercise may be able to help individuals cope with cocaine dependency and drug addiction. Perhaps the hardest step in drug addiction recovery is the maintenance of sobriety after recovery. However, creating and maintaining an environment conducive to recovery is not always easy, as certain triggers like drug
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Researchers in Michigan have developed a novel nitric oxide sensing device, providing new insight into the causes of diabetic foot ulcers and possible avenues for treatment. Approximately 9 to 26 million diabetic patients around the world develop foot ulcers every year. These ulcers can double the risk of death for diabetic patients and may take up to 120
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Sociology researchers seek to understand the link between social stigma and self-esteem in those on the autistic spectrum. There has been a shift in contemporary thought surrounding people with autism and its respective variants including Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism (HFA). Adults with autism spectrum disorder receive less than 1% of autism research funding
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A recent study investigated whether a cancer diagnosis was associated with worsened clinical outcomes in patients undergoing a heart procedure. While ongoing diagnostic and therapeutic advances have improved survival rates in cancer and cardiovascular disease patients, the prevalence of these complications remain quite high. In recent years, researchers have shown that chemotherapy against cancer can
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a study published in the Journal of Woman’s Health, researchers investigated the effects of pregnancy loss and its impact on cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and failure, is a leading cause of death among women worldwide. Interestingly, previous evidence suggests that the cardiovascular demand
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Tamoxifen treatment is an effective method for breast cancer prevention in women at high risk of developing the disease. Researchers from the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences surveyed at-risk women to understand their perception of tamoxifen treatment. The International Breast Cancer Intervention Study published in 2015 demonstrated the
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] In two online surveys on doctor-patient communication, researchers investigated why some patients withhold information from their doctors. Good doctor-patient communication is essential for successful patient care. Doctors rely on patients to answer their questions about symptoms and health behaviors fully and honestly, so they can give the best
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] There is a desperate need for a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study tested an anti-Alzheimer’s DNA vaccine in mice. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible condition that slowly degrades thinking and memory. It currently affects six million Americans, and that number will increase as the population ages.
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