Month: August 2018

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: 1 Average: 1] 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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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 5] Sports drinks have high sugar content and can be detrimental to the health of teenagers. Researchers recently studied the consumption of sports drinks among children and teenagers in the United States. Sports drinks are advertised to restore energy and fluids during and after strenuous exercise by providing electrolytes
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study investigated the association between disrupted circadian and sleep rhythms and increased susceptibility to mood disorders. Sleep rhythms and circadian rhythms are fundamentally important parts of health and a balanced lifestyle. Circadian rhythms refer to changes in the body’s behaviour and physiology that occur in a
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent experiment examined the effects of combining MDMA with psychotherapy as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.   Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an extremely common affliction among military personnel and first responders. Close to a quarter of all veterans and first responders are affected by
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