Month: October 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study looked at survival rates and the ability of frail elderly women to function following surgical breast cancer treatment. Doctors and breast cancer patients together have many factors to consider when determining the best course of breast cancer treatment. For the most part, a decision is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Recent Alzheimer’s research reveals the potential for a new therapy for the disease by modifying the body’s own immune system. Currently, there are no drugs that can cure or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s research has shown that inflammation in the brain and the immune system
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers discuss the prevalence of marijuana use in pregnancy for nausea in a recent research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Marijuana is increasingly under scrutiny as more and more countries are legalizing its use. A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine investigated the prevalence of marijuana use
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers examined whether or not melatonin is also an effective insomnia treatment for individuals with delayed circadian rhythms. Over-the-counter melatonin supplements have been widely used to help with insomnia. Melatonin is a hormone involved in sleep that is produced by the pineal gland of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 1] Researchers performed an extensive review of previous studies on omega-3 supplements to find out if they have benefits for heart health. Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential part of a healthy diet. Some types (long-chain fatty acids – LCn3) are found in oily fish like salmon and mackerel,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 2.5] A group of researchers conducted a study on whether opioid receptors play a significant role in the antidepressant action of ketamine infusion for depression. Depression is one of the major causes of disability throughout the world. While traditional antidepressants are the main course of treatment for depression, a
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] In a recent study published in Psychophysiology, researchers examined the performance and neural signals of participants with hangovers.   There are many consequences of alcohol intoxication, including impairments in decision making and communication, among other things. Negative consequences of intoxication include drinking and driving, sexual violence, and others.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 4 Average: 5] Researchers examined the health risks of being overweight in young adults. Specifically, they investigated whether BMI affects cardiovascular measurements such as blood pressure, heart rate, cardiac output, and more. There are many health risks of being overweight as an adult. Studies have shown that a high body mass
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Consuming excess calories increases the risk of developing many diseases, including colon cancer recurrence. Switching to low-calorie soft drinks from sugary soft drinks may greatly reduce the risk of colon cancer recurrence. An energy imbalance occurs when a person consumes more calories than they burn through daily energy
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers determined the prevalence of adults experiencing phantom smells and its associated sociodemographic factors, health behaviours, and health conditions. Phantom smells is a condition in which individuals smell odors that are not actually present. They are caused by dysfunctions in the body’s sensory system, the peripheral olfactory system.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers aimed to identify how ADHD will affect functional outcomes in adulthood. How does attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shape the course of a child’s future? This is an important question with many unknown variables. In a recent study, American doctors and researchers wanted to identify
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] Crickets are considered an obscure, yet sustainable protein source in the Western world compared to traditional livestock. Researchers from the University of Madison-Wisconsin in the United States found that eating crickets is safe, and may even improve gut health in healthy adults. Global food security is threatened by
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent clinical trial published in JAMA investigated the effects of depression treatment on cardiac outcomes of patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome. The worldwide depression rate is a growing concern. Oftentimes patients have depression along with other medical conditions such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Acute
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Due to a complex and poorly understood mechanism of action, only two medications are currently approved for the treatment of ALS.  A multicentre trial was recently carried out in Germany to determine whether rasagiline could improve survival rates in patients with ALS when used with one of these
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