Month: October 2019

Zombies have become staple figures of popular culture, and the zombie apocalypse is a trope that features in many books, movies, and TV series. But are there actual, real cases of zombiism in nature? Read this special feature to find out. Share on PinterestAre there any real cases of zombification? We investigate. Zombie. The walking
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A recent meta-analysis investigated the relationship between bipolar disorder and Parkinson’s disease, examining whether such association may be inherent or due to drug-induced effects. Bipolar disorder is one of the most severe and complex psychiatric disorders. It is characterized primarily by the shifting of mood states from one extreme (i.e., depressive state) to another (i.e.,
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Exercise during cancer can be a tool for treatment, however, there remain barriers and to implementing exercise as a source of treatment into the healthcare system. Exercise is medicine. It is commonly known that exercise is beneficial for those with cardiovascular diseases and also for healthy individuals. For cancer patients, the treatment options including chemotherapy,
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Ataxia means the loss of coordination of body movements. Acute cerebellar ataxia is a disorder in children that causes a sudden loss of coordination. It is relatively prevalent in children, especially following an infection or serious illness. Most cases resolve without specific treatment. Acute cerebellar ataxia is the most common cause of childhood ataxia. Read
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Codeine is a drug that doctors may prescribe for pain, coughing, and sleeplessness. Short term use under the close supervision of a doctor is generally safe. However, codeine can cause addiction. Codeine belongs to a class of drugs called opioids, which are a leading cause of drug addiction and overdose. People who become addicted to
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Biotech firm Biogen could double its market cap on regulatory approval for its experimental Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday. Biogen, with a $54.1 billion market cap as of Wednesday’s close, “could be worth twice that if all goes well” with the Food and Drug Administration, the “Mad Money” host said. In March,
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A recent meta-analysis study examined evidence of the increased health benefits of optimism versus pessimism. In recent years, researchers have amassed much evidence of a relationship between stress and negative health consequences. To date, countless studies have reported disconcerting findings that associate high levels of stress with such conditions as heart disease, diabetes, and even
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A recent study published in Nature describes a novel molecular mechanism describing how the gut microbiome influences brain health. Mammalian organisms are endowed with a flourishing community of microorganisms within their gut. The human gut has an average of 30 trillion bacteria living within it. The scientific community refers to this as the microbiome. These
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Suicide is not an idle threat. It is not something that people talk about to gain attention, so it is crucial to take any warning signs or threats of suicide seriously. Talking to someone about suicidal ideation will not cause suicide. Suicide rates are rising in the United States. Between 1999 and 2017, there was
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Trichotillomania, or pathological hair pulling, is a common but underdiagnosed psychological disorder. People with trichotillomania experience an overwhelming urge to pull out their hair. Many people who have trichotillomania may not know that they have a diagnosable condition. They may simply view their hair pulling as a bad habit. Others may experience severe physical and
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A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California. Mike Blake | Reuters Johnson & Johnson, which recalled 33,000 bottles of baby powder earlier this month, said Monday it retested its baby powder and found no signs of asbestos that prompted the recall. J&J pulled the powder off of shelves after federal regulators said
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Everyone experiences feelings of sadness occasionally, but depression is different. It persists over time and can cause a variety of other symptoms. Depression is a medical condition that affects more than 300 million people globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). People sometimes call it clinical depression or major depressive disorder. In this article,
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Researchers conducted a comprehensive review of scientific literature investigating associations between plant- and animal-based diet and prostate cancer risk. Around one in nine Canadian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men. There has been evidence that suggests
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Researchers recently studied the brain development of infants fed formula with added complex milk fat, or without. The World Health Organization estimates that nearly sixty percent of infants are not exclusively breastfed for the first six months of their lives. While the WHO and doctors agree that breastfeeding is best, there are often many reasons
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Caffeine pills are a popular method for boosting short term energy and focus, often during work or study. But do they work and are they safe? Like drinking a cup of coffee, taking a caffeine pill
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New evidence from a large dataset suggests that, while obesity increases health risks for everyone, women and men with obesity are predisposed to different obesity-related conditions. Share on PinterestThe analysis of a large dataset suggests that women and men face somewhat different obesity-related health risks. Obesity is one of the most common health conditions among
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