Month: December 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Many adults in palliative care are prescribed opioids to deal with extreme pain. A recent study investigated the efficacy in treating pain with non-opioid painkillers, like NSAIDs. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 19 million adults require palliative care near the end of their lives, most commonly
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New research, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, suggests that a genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes may be a cause of erectile dysfunction. New research finds evidence that erectile dysfunction and type 2 diabetes are genetically linked. Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects approximately 30 million adults in the United States. There are several
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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] Researchers in Chicago, USA investigated whether blood can be used to identify specific problems that need to be targeted in cystic fibrosis treatment. Cystic fibrosis is a disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. People with cystic fibrosis experience breathing problems, frequent lung infections, gradual deterioration
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New research finds that magnesium may hold the key to understanding how vitamin D levels relate to health and disease. A recent study investigates the importance of magnesium in vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has enjoyed something of a celebrity status, receiving praise for a multitude of health benefits.
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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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As an emergency room physician, Richard Zane often considers how software can help him their patients. The problem is that engineers and doctors are from different planets. Zane, who’s also the chief innovation officer at UCHealth in Colorado, said that most engineers he’s met have never seen the inner workings of a hospital and don’t
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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 in
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in the United States examined the genomes of over 125,000 people to identify genetic variants associated with increased colorectal cancer risk. Colorectal cancer is one of the deadliest cancers worldwide. Colorectal cancer starts from cells in the large intestine, comprised of the colon and rectum. These cells
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Growing up, I had the picture-perfect family. I lived in a beautiful home in the suburbs of Detroit with my parents and younger brother. I had every opportunity in the world, attended private schools, and even made it onto the honor roll. I was involved in dance, theater, and many of the school sports teams.
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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] A study looks at the relationship between artificial nighttime light and the use of sleeping pills, addressing how light pollution can lead to insomnia in older adults. Light pollution is an ever-expanding problem as our civilizations develop and make use of artificial nighttime lights. The excessive use of
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