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A new study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia shows a possible association between diabetes, stroke, and heart disease with dementia.1 The study, conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, followed 2,577 seniors over a 12-year period. According to their results, those who had at least 2 cardiometabolic diseases were more likely to develop dementia.1
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Research conducted as part of the NIH-funded Infant Brain Imaging Study Network used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to document crucial differences in the visual processing system in the brains of infants who went on to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism spectrum disorder is a highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder that is diagnosed in
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Hepatitis is a type of infection that causes liver inflammation and damage, with outbreaks documented as early as 5,000 years ago in China.1 Viral hepatitis can be caused by five different types of viruses belonging to the hepatotropic family: hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis D virus, and hepatitis E virus.1,2
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Diverse communities of microorganisms live all over the human body – both inside and outside.1 These microbial cells exist in almost equal proportions to human cells, with an estimated total number of 38 trillion.1 In the human gastrointestinal tract, the resident bacteria of the gut microbiome help with digestion and are influenced by the types
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Sleep apnea is a form of disturbed sleep characterised by irregular breathing pattern during sleep with many pauses and restarts in breathing.1 It not only affects sleep quality but also could be associated with troubled cognitive functioning affecting concentration, memory, decision making and executive function.1 Additionally, sleep quality has been attributed a role in supporting
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Probiotics may be a useful tool to help with symptoms of depression, according to a new study.1 A research group from the University of Basel, Switzerland presented an association between certain gut bacteria and decreased depressive symptoms. The article can be found in Nature Translational Psychiatry.   Major depressive disorder treatments need improvement Depression can be
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A new study investigated neurodevelopment in children born to mothers who tested positive for COVID-19 during pregnancy. Despite being a respiratory virus, a growing body of research suggests that the effects of COVID-19 may go beyond the respiratory system. The symptoms of COVID-19 can vary significantly, and some people, particularly those who develop post-COVID conditions,
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Regular exercise can be helpful in preventing cardiovascular risk factors, maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system, and promoting rehabilitation after a cardiac event. Even just a single 30-minute exercise session can produce immediate benefits and exert a protective short-lasting effect on hearth health through a process called ischemic preconditioning.1 Ischemic preconditioning describes how exercise can train the
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A new study investigates the rates of sleep impairments and adverse mental health in COVID-19 patients.  The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted individuals and populations around the globe in a variety of ways.  The implications on public mental health have been particularly significant, as recent studies have highlighted increased rates of anxiety disorders and depression since the
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Self-confidence is one of the cornerstones of positive self-image and sound mental health. As you age and go through the events of life, appearance issues such as lines and wrinkles become more numerous and more pronounced. Other sides of aging can include sagging and loose skin. All of these signs of aging can have a negative
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Depending on where you live, an adult family home can also be called adult foster homes, private assisted living, board, adult care homes, and personal care homes. While these family homes provide benefits similar to assisted living, the environment is usually smaller. The staff-patient ratio is small, meaning more personalized care for your loved one. Since the
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As we grow older, it may be easy to forget how challenging the adolescent years truly were. As a teenager, you face constant pressure from friends, school, work, and even your family. And without the experience or resources to effectively handle this pressure, some teens may develop anxiety disorders. While there are multiple treatment options
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One of the busiest parts of medicine is patient examinations. Doctors examine, assess, and evaluate everything about their patients. They’ll also need to document their findings, which can be tedious and strenuous.  Due to the stress, most practitioners have resorted to employing virtual medical scribes. Therefore, the demand for such scribes has been on the
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There are many different types of sunscreen on the market, but which ones are best for oily or acne-prone skin types?   Sunscreen is a great tool to help protect against sun damage, which can increase the risk of sunburns, early skin aging, and skin cancers.  The American Academy of Dermatology (AADA) recommends that everyone use a
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