Month: October 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine examined the effects of sexual harassment on women’s mental and physical health. Around 40-75% of women in the United States have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, which translates into one in every three women. Sexual harassment and sexual assault have
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers compared the accuracy of statistical models developed by artificial intelligence with those developed by heart experts in predicting heart disease deaths. When a doctor is planning treatment for a patient they need to consider the likely outcomes for that patient, or their “prognosis”. Statistical models can help
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] A recent study determined whether gestational diabetes and postpartum depression symptoms are linked and how the associations may help improve health care for pregnant women. Gestational diabetes is common in pregnancy and around 10-15% of mothers experience postpartum depression symptoms after giving birth. Gestational diabetes develops as the
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent systematic review investigated the potential association between exposure to heavy metal pollution and cardiovascular disease risk. In recent years, environmental heavy metal pollution has become a global public health concern. In part, this is because studies have shown that exposure to certain environmental heavy metals can
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Understanding fracture risk is an important area of research for a rapidly aging, fracture-prone population. Published in the BMJ, Trajanoska and colleagues searched for genetic risk factors for fractures.   The risk of fracturing bones increases significantly in older people, but some individuals are at higher risk of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Published in the NEJM, researchers examined whether certain factors are associated with adverse complications of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a disease that substantially increases the risk of cardiovascular complications and makes others prone to additional side-effects such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Diabetes increases the
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study in the UK suggests that patients’ sex and BMI can have a profound effect on their response to certain second-line diabetes treatment. Personalized medicine is a medical model that stratifies medical decisions based on individual patient characteristics. The term often conjures up images of extensive
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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: 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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