Month: July 2018

Many pharmaceutical professionals promote the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy. They state that administering this hormone in the form of a gel, injection, or pellet can relieve the symptoms of low testosterone. These symptoms can include: sluggishness decreased libido and trouble maintaining an erection loss of energy hair loss an increase in body fat a
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent article published in Science Translational Medicine looks into how the brain regulates glucose metabolism in humans. The constant maintenance of blood sugar levels, regulated by certain hormones, is essential to our health and survival. Insulin is one hormone that is made and secreted by the pancreas,
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Dizziness and vomiting are both nonspecific symptoms, meaning they can have a wide variety of potential causes. While dizziness and vomiting might mean there is an underlying medical problem, the cause is often something temporary, such as anxiety or a minor stomach bug. In this article, learn about a range of possible causes of dizziness
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Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease are increasingly affected by memory loss, disorientation, and impaired decision-making. There are currently no cures for this condition, but researchers are taking steps to tackle some of its physiological sources in the brain. New developments in Alzheimer’s research are brining us closer to more precise therapies for this condition. Alzheimer’s disease
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Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that unfortunately has some of the lowest survival rates. A new study in mice suggests that one substance could help address this problem: cannabidiol, a naturally occurring cannabis compound. Researchers look to cannabidiol in the hope of improving survival rates for people with pancreatic cancer. According to data
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Cold sores are common and relatively harmless in toddlers and children, but the cold sore virus can be dangerous for babies. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, many children will start to get cold sores by the age of 5. Newborns rarely get cold sores, but, when a baby who is less than 6
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When a child complains of joint or leg pains, parents or caregivers may be concerned. Usually, the discomfort will simply be growing pains that will go away on their own. However, people should be aware of the signs and symptoms that may indicate something more serious. Growing pains are a common cause of leg pain
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Psoriatic arthritis usually occurs in people who already have psoriasis. People with psoriatic arthritis experience symptoms of both the skin condition and arthritis. When children and adolescents develop the condition, doctors diagnose them with juvenile psoriatic arthritis (JPsA). Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an autoimmune disorder. Medical experts believe that it develops when the immune system
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Artificial turf has become more advanced in recent years, and it is increasingly popular as a surface on which to play a variety of sports. However, it does come with the risk of turf burn. In some ways, turf may be safer than grass. For example, it provides more cushioning than grass during winter. However,
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Groundbreaking laboratory-grown prostate cancer cells could change the way research is carried out. They will significantly increase the speed at which new drugs can be trialed. New prostate cancer models should drive research forward. Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with around 164,000 new cases each
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] An Australian research team investigated evidence linking the gut microbiome with specific psychiatric disorders and age-related cognitive impairment. The human body is host to a vast number of diverse microbes that perform important and beneficial functions. Evidence is now emerging that communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the central
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Polypharmacy, or using different medications at the same time, can increase the risk of dangerous side effects. A recent study measured how common polypharmacy is among older adults in the United Kingdom. Combining prescription medications can potentially cause serious side effects. Known as polypharmacy, using many different medications
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Injuries from playing contact sports, such as rugby, boxing, and martial arts, have been linked to a heightened risk of dementia. A new study now says that contact sports may actually lead to other neurodegenerative diseases, and it explains why. A new study argues that contact sports increase the risk of Lewy body disease, which
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Recently published in JAMA Oncology, researchers claim that a breath test may be a viable solution to detect cancers in the oesophagus and stomach. The United Kingdom (UK) states that one in every three patients presents to the hospital with complaints of gastrointestinal discomfort. Statistics report that in
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