Month: November 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recent article published in the NEJM has highlighted a first-of-its-kind success in lengthening survival for patients with aggressive breast cancer. Metastatic triple negative breast cancer is a form of an aggressive breast cancer that has spread within distant organs of the body and lacks key growth receptors that can
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] A recent study reviewed the effects of physical inactivity on the risk of cardiovascular disease and the environmental factors influencing a heart-healthy lifestyle among patients. Physical activity is associated with many health benefits including a decrease in the risk of mortality, greater cardiovascular health, lower occurrence of illness,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers studied 1.5 million people to investigate the relationship between Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Increasing evidence from clinical trials and epidemiological studies suggests there is a link between Alzheimer’s and heart disease. The occurrence of the two diseases together is the most common cause of dementia in elderly
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] Researchers studied whether dapagliflozin for diabetes treatment could also have beneficial effects on heart disease outcomes. Diabetes affects more than 415 million adults worldwide and continues to increase in prevalence. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of other negative outcomes from cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, investigated the cardioprotective effects of metformin in type 1 diabetes and heart disease. Studies have shown that patients with diabetes mellitus have a two to four-fold higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). Diabetes mellitus is a
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Published in Scientific Reports, American scientists recently investigated the truth of health claims behind cold brew vs. hot brew coffee. Who does not enjoy a cold-brew coffee in the summer? Besides being a delicious drink, many enjoy cold brew coffee for its touted health benefits such as being
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent clinical trial published in the NEJM tested the effectiveness of the drug, palbociclib, along with standard breast cancer treatment. Approximately 266,000 new cases of breast cancer are estimated to occur this year in the United States alone. Many of these are hormone-receptor-positive (HR-positive) breast cancers, meaning
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in Spain investigated the relationship between frailty, exercise and heart disease-related and all-cause deaths in older adults. As people age, they become more frail, with many of the body’s systems having lower reserves. This means that elderly people are more susceptible to chronic illness or infection, and
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] New research successfully used human organ-on-chip technology to investigate the trigger of inflammation and the start of disease in the human gut. They also analyzed the consequences of probiotics treatment. The gastrointestinal tract is a vital organ system of the body. The human intestine, an important part of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in JAMA Oncology by Baumann and colleagues investigated whether patients should avoid using topical agents several hours before undergoing radiation therapy. The majority of patients who undergo radiation therapy experience some form of radiation dermatitis (skin damage). In some cases, radiation therapy may also
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study examined how aerobic exercise can have antidepressant effects on people with depression based on a review of previous studies. Exercise has previously been found to be a good way to achieve depression relief. However, aerobic exercise, in particular, has not been supported by research in
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A new study in Biological Psychiatry investigated whether stress during pregnancy is associated with anxiety and depression in children. When a person feels unsafe, the body mobilizes itself to take immediate action by releasing hormones such as adrenalin and cortisol. This “fight or flight” response can be also
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A survey conducted in France characterized the impact of psychological perception on possibly improving quality of life. Coming to grips with one’s mortality remains as one of the more mature lessons that adults face as they enter older phases of their life. The emotional weight of these realizations
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Vitamin D supplements are popular for osteoporosis and bone fracture prevention. In a recent study, researchers examined whether vitamin D supplements play a real role in bone health. Vitamin D deficiency has long been linked to the development of osteoporosis and bone fractures. Vitamin D supplements are widely
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine investigated the frequency of antiphospholipid antibodies in first-time heart attack patients. Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the presence of autoantibodies that attack phospholipid proteins, including cardiolipin and β2-glycoprotein. APS can lead to blood clot formation
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