Month: June 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 2] In a new review in the New England Journal of Medicine, Al-Chalabi and Brown review the promises of gene therapy using CRISPR-Cas9 for ALS treatment. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a neurological disease that affects the nerves that allow us to control our voluntary muscles. Voluntary muscles
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study investigated whether Parkinson’s disease affects intimacy and relationship satisfaction when the caregiver is a female spouse. Parkinson’s disease with mild cognitive impairment is a long-term neuro-degenerative disorder that mainly impacts the individual’s motor functions. Early symptoms include difficulty walking, shaking, rigidity, and slow movement. Between
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Our Reader Score [Total: 5 Average: 5] A recent study evaluated the effects of mindfulness-based interventions on the quality of life and metabolic control in patients with diabetes. Diabetes is a severe health problem that affects an increasing percentage of our population. In the United States, approximately 29 million people are affected by type 1
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 4] Heart rate variability, or the ability of the heart to quickly change how rapidly it beats in order to meet the body’s energy needs, is an important indicator of heart health. Researchers recently evaluated whether type 2 diabetes influences heart rate variability. The heart needs to constantly vary
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