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A new study determined the incidence and progression of heart calcification among South Asian Americans and compared their results with that of other ethnic groups. Atherosclerosis, or the hardening and narrowing of arteries, is a constantly changing process. If left unchecked, it slowly blocks arteries resulting in restricted blood flow. Atherosclerosis is usually the cause
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В недавнем исследовании ученые изучили уровень содержания воды в организме у людей, имеющих недостаток сна. Также было рассмотрено влияние обезвоживания на причины, по которым люди, которые мало спят, чувствуют себя очень уставшими. Недостаток сна связывают с возникновением многочисленных последствий для здоровья, включая ожирение, диабет, сердечно-сосудистые заболевания и хроническую почечную недостаточность. Однако влияние сна на уровень
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In a recent study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers gained insight on HPV vaccine coverage among teenagers. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted viral infection. There are over 100 varieties of HPV and it is considered to be the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is contracted via sexual contact;
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В одном из недавних исследований японские ученые постарались ответить на вопрос: может ли успокаивающее действие запаха лаванды быть подтверждено научно? Тревожное расстройство – одно из самых распространенных видов нарушений работы психики. Приблизительно 18.2% совершеннолетних жителей США ежегодно ставится хотя бы один диагноз из широкого спектра этих расстройств. Лечение тревожных расстройств все еще продолжает оставаться серьезной
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В недавнем исследовании определяли влияние постепенного и резкого уменьшения содержания никотина на биомаркеры, по которым определяют степень воздействия табачного дыма на организм. В 2018 году Управление по контролю за продуктами и лекарствами США предложило снизить уровень никотина в различных продуктах. Целью этого решения было увеличение промежутка времени между началом курения и образованием никотиновой зависимости. В
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An international research team evaluated a new blood test which could detect early brain damage in pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease. In degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or multiple sclerosis, brain damage and structural changes occur long before symptoms appear in the patient. These changes can be detected by brain scans or in samples taken
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Researchers in the USA investigated how genetic testing can help in the diagnosis and management of chronic kidney disease in some patients.   The kidneys have many functions including blood filtration, maintaining fluid balance, blood pressure control, red blood cell production, and keeping bones healthy by vitamin D metabolism. In people with chronic kidney disease,
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In a recent study published in PLoS ONE, researchers presented a new way of identifying depression and anxiety in children. There is a growing rate of children suffering from internalizing disorders, such as depression and anxiety. One in five children suffer from one of these conditions, some starting as early as preschool years. It is
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As antibiotic resistance is becoming more prominent, a recent study investigated the prevalence of inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions in the US. Antibiotics are used to kill bacteria. However, some commonly used antibiotics can cause some bacteria to become resistant, making it harder to treat their associated illnesses.  These resistant bacteria can survive and increase in number,
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A recent study investigated whether adopting seven recommendations by the American Heart Association can improve heart health and reduce the risk of developing diabetes. The American Heart Association (AHA) recently identified a list of seven health factors or behaviours that, if adopted, can successfully maintain heart health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and
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In a study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, researchers discovered that Tetris can help relieve PTSD flashbacks. People who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often undergo flashbacks,  which are involuntary recurring visual memories of the frightful and upsetting experience. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden uncovered that Tetris, a
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In a recent study published in JAMA, researchers determined whether reducing added sugars will improve fatty liver disease in kids.   Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder in children. It is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, end-stage liver disease, liver cancer, and cardio-vascular disease. Added sugar in
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The prevalence of food allergies has thoroughly been researched in children. A recent survey investigated the commonness and severity of food allergies in American adults.   Food allergies are a potentially fatal condition that can affect the quality of life many patients. Many studies have previously investigated the prevalence of food allergies amongst children, but
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A recent study investigated whether one of the benefits of lifting weights is reducing the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Resistance exercise has been shown to improve many cardiovascular disease risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes. However, there is limited information on the benefits of lifting weights
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In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers tested whether body mass index is still an effective calculation for projecting cardiovascular health.   Body mass index (BMI) is a simple calculation of an individual’s weight (in kilograms), divided by their height (in meters squared). Obesity is known to be a
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A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine accessed data from over 25000 patients to analyze the risk of community-acquired pneumonia in both non-HIV and HIV patients using opioids as painkillers.   People with HIV suffer severe immune deficiencies that compromise their body’s ability to fight pathological conditions, making them prone to a wide spectrum of
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In a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers reviewed the effects of taking probiotics during pregnancy on breast milk sugars and levels. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO), are sugar molecules found only in human breast milk. They are typically non-digestible by humans but are very important for infants. It is said that breastfed infants are
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