Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] Scientists are designing a blood test that could detect cancer before symptoms occur. Early detection allows early treatment and prevents cancer progression. Cancer is usually diagnosed after a patient has been experiencing symptoms. At this point, the tumor has already grown significantly and often has spread to other
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For some time, we have known that a region of the brain known as the prefrontal cortex is linked to violence, though it has been unclear whether particular patterns of activity in that area are, in fact, the cause behind aggression. Researchers investigate whether brain stimulation could be used to reduce aggressive behavior. The brain’s
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American Well, a start-up that helps hospitals and other physician groups integrate virtual consultations, has backing from a giant new partner: Philips. As of June 28, American Well had raised a fresh $291 million, according to an SEC filing, which indicates the company is aiming to raise a total of about $315 million. In January,
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According to a new study, the effects of natural aging processes, combined with those of obesity and a poor diet, affect certain brain mechanisms, thereby boosting the risk of Alzheimer’s. In a new study on mice, researchers find out how a high-fat, high-sugar diet renders the aging brain more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 5] Researchers compared the success of liver transplant surgery after the use of standard cold storage methods or a revolutionary new warm storage method. Liver transplant surgery is a widely accepted procedure for patients with failing livers due to cancer, cirrhosis, or other diseases. It has a high success
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A newly published JAMA Internal Medicine article has reported new findings on the association of smoking cigars and risk of mortality and morbidity. Smoking continues to be the number one preventable risk factor for mortality and morbidity. Despite strong evidence on the correlation between smoking cigarettes and mortality
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 4.3] A new review published in Toxicon describes the properties of animal venoms and highlights their use as potential therapeutic agents. Thinking of snake, scorpions, and spiders draws an image of poisonous creatures capable of inflicting deadly and debilitating poisonous bites. Who would have thought that some animal venoms
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Every woman’s experience of miscarriage is different. Some people might want to know how long the process lasts so that they can prepare both mentally and physically. Miscarriage, or pregnancy loss, is classified as a pregnancy that ends before 20 weeks. It is more common than many people think, occurring in about 8–20 percent of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 4] A recent study investigated how a discriminatory work environment can negatively impact workplace well-being, and the support employers can provide. We live in a global world with diverse workplaces and free movement. While there are legislative frameworks in place for vulnerable people, discrimination in the workplace is still
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In the context of an ever-louder international debate on whether patients with severe forms of epilepsy should be allowed to use medical cannabis to manage their condition, the Food and Drug Administration have just officially approved one such drug. The Food and Drug Administration have just approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time. Recently,
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A new study examines the impact of narcissism on adolescents’ school performance. The findings may help us to see this personality trait in a more positive light. Narcissism could make teenagers more self-confident, more mentally resilient, and better students. In specialist literature, narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism form the “Dark Triad” of personality traits. The phrase
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study evaluated whether supplements with a fermented milk mixture would reduce the negative effects associated with high-intensity exercise. The intestinal system helps to protect the body from dangerous pathogens. Exercise has been shown to compromise this function by affecting the intestinal barrier. Intense physical activity can
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Researchers may have found a promising new treatment for a genetic form of autism. Using experimental cancer drugs, scientists reversed the condition in mice. It may soon be possible to reverse and even prevent autism. According to the most recent estimates, 1 in 59 children in the United States have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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What is chlorothiazide? Chlorothiazide is a drug that helps treat water retention and high blood pressure. Chlorothiazide is a prescription drug available in the form of a tablet or solution to be taken by mouth. It may also be taken as an injection. The oral tablets are only available as a generic drug, whereas the
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What is balsalazide? Balsalazide is a treatment for ulcerative colitis. Balsalazide is a prescription drug available as a capsule and film-coated tablet. Both forms are taken by mouth. These capsules are available under the brand-name drug Colazal. They are also available as a generic drug. In tablet form, these pills are available under the brand-name
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What is acitretin? Acitretin is an effective treatment for severe psoriasis. Acitretin is a prescription drug. It is available as an oral capsule and as a brand-name drug called Soriatane. It’s also available as a generic drug. Acitretin belongs to a class of drugs called retinoids. Retinoids relate to retinol, or vitamin A. Acitretin works
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