Results from a large international study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology reports new prediction criteria for evaluating fracture risk in older individuals. Many older individuals are at an increased risk of increase of sustaining a fracture due to a progressive worsening of bone strength with age (fragility fractures). A clinical way of determining bone
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Researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada are developing a saliva test to detect the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease before the onset of symptoms. Sporadic Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease of aging. In early stages, people with Alzheimer’s disease show signs of memory loss and impaired cognitive functioning. There is no
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A recent study examined the connection between depression, antidepressants, and the development of atrial fibrillation. Depression is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in the world. The symptoms of depression can be severe, causing debilitating suffering in patients. However, in addition to these symptoms, depression is associated with higher risks of physical illness. One
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Exercising at night has been suggested to cause sleep difficulties, however, studies have reported conflicting results. More than a quarter of the general population has symptoms of difficulty falling asleep, maintaining sleep, or getting enough hours of sleep. Poor sleep can increase the risk of developing medical conditions and affect life expectancy. In addition to
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Researchers compared the anti-aging effects of endurance training, high-intensity interval training, and resistance training. Exercise is widely recommended for disease prevention and healthy aging. However, it is not clear if different types of exercise have different effects on aging at a cellular level. Our cells contain DNA organized into long strand-like chromosomes containing the genetic
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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] In a recent study presented at the Society for Endocrinology conference, researchers from Glasgow, Scotland used a mouse model to investigate whether antioxidants can mitigate brain fog associated with diabetes. Blood sugar levels rise normally rise after eating. In response, the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin into
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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: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in Scientific Reports analyzed whether different dog traits modify the risk of asthma in children. Asthma is a condition that causes shortness of breath as a result of the swelling and narrowing of airways. The symptoms of asthma are commonly visible during childhood with
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published by Nature Medicine, researchers investigated the genetic predispositions to developing dementia. A common form of inherited early-onset dementia that occurs within the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain is often caused by tau, granulin precursor (GRN), and chromosome 9 open reading frame
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Scientists made a research breakthrough in understanding the responsible mechanisms of restless leg syndrome.   Restless legs syndrome is a disorder related to sensation and movement. It is a common nervous system condition that causes an overwhelming irresistible urge to move the legs. The uncomfortable sensation usually happens
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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] Researchers compared the fracture and fall risk in elderly dementia patients taking the antidepressant trazadone or antipsychotic drugs. In Canada, the prevalence of dementia is 25% in individuals over 85 and around 62% amongst residents in continuing-care facilities. The behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia are very distressing
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