Month: August 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A new study determined the effects of first exposure to antipsychotics on weight gain and insulin sensitivity in children and teenagers. Antipsychotics are medications primarily used to manage symptoms of psychosis such as delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Antipsychotics are a well-established treatment
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study in the NEJM describes the outcome of a large clinical trial that compared cardiovascular risks of febuxostat or allopurinol for gout treatment. Gout is a kind of arthritis that occurs due to the formation of urate crystals within the bone joints. Uric acid, a substance
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study determined the prevalence of high screen time among students and the factors associated with it. Sedentary lifestyles with lower physical activity are becoming common, especially pastimes in front of electronic screens. High screen time among teenagers is increasingly being recognised as a public health concern
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Researchers analyzed how valuing gluten-free foods relate to health behaviours in young adults. These health behaviours include being conscientious of their weight, exercise, and food production values. In the last decade, gluten-free foods have risen in demand. We can walk down our grocery aisle and easily find gluten-free
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Our Reader Score [Total: 4 Average: 5] Researchers in the United States investigated whether the use of medications provided better treatments for opioid use disorder after opioid overdoses. Opioids are medications that kill pain. When used properly, they can help, but the misuse of opioids can cause dependence, overdose, and death. Anyone using prescribed or
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A press release by the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions Conference highlighted the differences between disease characteristics in adults and youth with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Over the past two decades, the prevalence of a type 2 diabetes diagnosis in North American youth has increased. From 2002
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published in BMJ Open, researchers investigated whether excessive weight or obesity affects sick leave days in the workplace. Various studies have established that obesity or overweight has been linked to various health problems and increased healthcare costs in general. In a recent study published
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] The effects of depression, anxiety, and stress on well-being are becoming apparent, with researchers finding links between negative emotional states and chronic diseases. Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. To combat this growing problem, the American Heart Association devised seven targets called Life’s
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 2.3] In a recent review, researchers investigated the impact of cognitive behavioural therapy on postpartum depression. Postpartum depression was officially reported in psychiatric journals in 1994. There are a number of factors leading to post-partum depression including a history of depression in the family, low socioeconomic status, and an
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, Australian psychiatrists evaluated the relationship between high workplace stress and mental disorders later in life. Having a stressful job can be taxing on an individual’s mental and physical health over time. In developed and developing countries and economies, the escalating need for goods leads
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers followed almost 100,000 individuals to study if obesity is a risk factor for heart disease in those who are metabolically healthy. Metabolic syndrome describes several different medical conditions that occur together: abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, abnormal cholesterol levels, and
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a case report, researchers examine a patient with cardiovascular-related defects who has previously used synthetic cannabis. Coronary artery disease is one of the main causes of death worldwide, especially in those ages 65 or older. In young adults, there are many risk factors to consider that may
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers determined how aerobic exercise impacts PMS symptoms. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition associated with women undergoing the menstrual cycle. Women with premenstrual syndrome often exhibit psychological and physical symptoms before menstruation and in the days following menstruation. Some of these symptoms include
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In an exciting study published in Cell Metabolism, researchers uncover mechanisms that link cancer with metabolic and sleep disturbances. Patients with cancer often complain about sleep problem and metabolic disturbances. This is associated with reduced quality of life for patients with such problems. However, until recently the molecular basis
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