Month: December 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study presented at the Society for Endocrinology conference, researchers from Glasgow, Scotland used a mouse model to investigate whether antioxidants can mitigate brain fog associated with diabetes. Blood sugar levels rise normally rise after eating. In response, the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin into
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in Scientific Reports analyzed whether different dog traits modify the risk of asthma in children. Asthma is a condition that causes shortness of breath as a result of the swelling and narrowing of airways. The symptoms of asthma are commonly visible during childhood with
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published by Nature Medicine, researchers investigated the genetic predispositions to developing dementia. A common form of inherited early-onset dementia that occurs within the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain is often caused by tau, granulin precursor (GRN), and chromosome 9 open reading frame
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Scientists made a research breakthrough in understanding the responsible mechanisms of restless leg syndrome.   Restless legs syndrome is a disorder related to sensation and movement. It is a common nervous system condition that causes an overwhelming irresistible urge to move the legs. The uncomfortable sensation usually happens
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In two online surveys on doctor-patient communication, researchers investigated why some patients withhold information from their doctors. Good doctor-patient communication is essential for successful patient care. Doctors rely on patients to answer their questions about symptoms and health behaviors fully and honestly, so they can give the best
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers compared the fracture and fall risk in elderly dementia patients taking the antidepressant trazadone or antipsychotic drugs. In Canada, the prevalence of dementia is 25% in individuals over 85 and around 62% amongst residents in continuing-care facilities. The behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia are very distressing
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Recent research has suggested ties between pancreatic cancer and the use of birth control pills. Danish researchers Butt and colleagues investigate whether this is the case. Pancreatic cancer is rare but extremely lethal. Pancreatic tissues display sex-hormone receptors, and both estrogen and progesterone appear to inhibit pancreatic tumor
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] There is a desperate need for a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study tested an anti-Alzheimer’s DNA vaccine in mice. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible condition that slowly degrades thinking and memory. It currently affects six million Americans, and that number will increase as the population ages.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers examined the relationship between sleep health and insulin resistance in obese teenagers. Approximately 33% of teenagers are overweight or obese in the United States. The rates of related health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes are also increasing
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in North Carolina, USA tested a treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma that programs patients’ white blood cells to target cancer cells. Hodgkin’s lymphoma, also called Hodgkin’s disease, is a type of cancer originating from lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are white blood cells of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Exercise is not achievable by all. Researchers from the United Kingdom sought to understand if passive body heating can achieve similar benefits and reduce inflammation. Exercise is a great practice for physical well-being. It increases strength, improves metabolism, and promotes beneficial, internal chemical changes. It also helps regulate
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in Nature Genetics, Raj and colleagues investigated the alternate splicing of genes as a potential cause of Alzheimer’s progression. The expression of genes encoded in DNA is responsible for almost the entirety of our body’s functioning. However, the things we need to do—the proteins we need to
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study has shed light on mechanisms dictating the relationship between cancer metabolism and the effectiveness of virus-driven targeted therapy. It has been known for many decades that cancer cells aggressively utilize glucose to fuel their rapid cell growth. This is known as the Warburg effect. In
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in PLOS ONE discussed alkaline water benefits on hydration and exercise performance for athletes trained in combat sports. Proper hydration is an important part of maintaining health, especially during and after physical exercise. Fluids help to maintain body function by delivering nutrients to cells, controlling
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A study in healthy adults investigated whether day-to-day variation in sleep quality affects standing balance and increases fall risk. The ability to balance is essential for normal daily activities. Disturbed balance can lead to problems such as feeling dizzy or nauseous and having difficulty walking. It also increases
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