Drugs

Researchers compared the differences between e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement treatments in quitting smoking. They compared the one-year effectiveness of both products. E-cigarettes and nicotine replacement treatments have both been used to help individuals quit smoking. In a recent study published by The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers investigated which method is more effective. For
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study by Australian researchers investigated why middle-aged women increasingly drink alcohol despite the well-known association between alcohol and breast cancer.   According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, alcohol consumption increases the risk of breast cancer. For every 10g (around one drink) of alcohol an adult woman
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Echinacea has been used for many years to treat a variety of ailments. Here, we discuss the top three uses of Echinacea and safety precautions to consider.   Echinacea, also known as the purple coneflower, is an herbal medicine that has been used for hundreds of years. The mechanism of its action
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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 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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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 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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A major reason for unplanned pregnancies is limited access to long-acting and cost-effective contraceptive methods. A microneedle patch for delivering hormones to prevent pregnancy is currently being developed. An astonishing 85 million pregnancies around the world were unintended in 2012. This has led to millions of abortions. Affected women and their families, as well as
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A recent study attempted to classify patients into five types of insomnia while evaluating differences in expression, treatment, and biology.   Humans have a complicated relationship with sleep, often involving mixed feelings. We might yearn to have more time to dedicate for sleep or search for ways to improve its quality. Yet, often simultaneously, we
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The controversy surrounding the use of aspirin for preventing cardiovascular disease in healthy patients is ongoing. A recent analysis of healthy patients without cardiovascular disease assessed the efficacy and safety of taking aspirin. It is well-known that aspirin is beneficial in preventing strokes and heart attacks in patients with cardiovascular disease. About 80% of heart
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In the rapidly evolving world of drug discovery, scientists have developed a drug from a naturally occurring protein that may improve the treatment of mood disorders and chronic pain. Opioid receptors in the body are related to bodily functions such as breathing, pain sensation, mood and reward. These receptors can be activated by naturally-occurring opioids
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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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