Mental Health

A recent study investigated whether stress and depression were associated with endothelial dysfunction in adults. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Many well-known risk factors of CVD have been identified, including high blood pressure, lipid imbalance, diabetes, and smoking. In addition to these, researchers have also identified several social, environmental,
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New research investigates the association of high cholesterol and the use of statins on glaucoma risk. Statin medications are commonly prescribed in patients with high cholesterol for cardiovascular disease treatment and prevention. Besides lowering cholesterol, statins have other beneficial effects that could be useful in treating other diseases and disorders. One such disease statins may
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Researchers investigated whether treating an enlarged prostate is linked with poorer outcomes in men later found to have prostate cancer. Enlarged prostates can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms An enlarged prostate in men occurs due to an overgrowth of prostate cells. Prostate enlargement occurs naturally as a man ages, affecting as many as 27 million men
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Cycling is great for environmental and physical health. But how safe are bicycle lanes for cyclists? Researchers recently assessed the passing distances between vehicles and cyclists in Australia to determine any needs for improvement.   In metropolitan cities, cycling seems like the most logical method of transportation for the regular working Joe. Cyclists not only
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Исследование, представленное на совместных научных сессиях по гипертонии в 2018 году (англ. Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions), проводилось для изучения того, как изменение образа жизни может снизить артериальное давление без приема медикаментов. Гипертония – это заболевание, известное как высокое артериальное давление. Это заболевание широко распространено, и почти у каждого второго жителя США показатели артериального давления
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Researchers recently analyzed the effects of an unhealthy diet on persistent health problems, such as high blood pressure.   In 2017, 11 million deaths were caused by factors related to eating an unhealthy diet. Unhealthy diets are a gateway to many common diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Researchers
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An exciting new study published in Nature Communications has revealed how the gut microbiome influences the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy.   There are approximately 30 trillion bacteria thriving within our gut. This bacterial community residing in our guts is called the microbiome. Until now, the function of this microbiome was appreciated only in the context of aiding
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In a large Swedish study, researchers investigated the link between mothers taking painkillers during pregnancy and the development of childhood asthma.   Several previous studies have shown a link between mothers taking paracetamol during pregnancy and an increased risk of children developing wheezing or asthma. However, it is not known whether other painkillers show a
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A study determined whether high-fructose corn syrup, often used to sweeten beverages, amplifies tumor growth in mice.   High-fructose corn syrup is commonly used to sweeten beverages. The increasing consumption of these sugary drinks since the 1980s has been linked to an increase of obesity and colorectal cancer risk among young and middle-aged adults. Although
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Protein supplements are a useful nutrition aid, but not all protein supplements are alike. Here, we discuss five important facts about protein supplements based on the latest findings in research. Protein supplements have become a popular part of weight loss and nutrition programs. Protein is necessary for the body to build muscle. Instead of simply
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Researchers investigated whether evening exercise actually has a negative impact on sleep and appetite.  Specifically, the researchers studied the effect of evening high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) on these bodily functions. It is a common belief that exercising before bedtime disrupts one’s sleep and should be avoided.  Disrupted sleep also affects one’s appetite and caloric intake. 
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A study from the USA compared using different types of electrodes in the brain for the selection of patients undergoing epilepsy surgery. Medications do not work in one-third of all individuals with epilepsy. These patients continue to be at risk from epileptic episodes, accidental injuries, and sudden death. Epilepsy surgery has
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Antibiotic resistance is one of the causes of the increased rates of death and disease from bacterial infections across the globe. Researchers conducted an analysis of the bacterial diversity and antibiotic resistance patterns of ecosystems in different indoor environments. Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to survive when exposed to
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study examined the health outcome of patients who switched from newer, more expensive insulin analogues to lower-cost human insulin medications. The cost of diabetes medications has increased drastically over the past 20 years, especially with newer innovator insulin analogues being introduced into the market. Newer insulin-like medications are more
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