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In a recent study, researchers examined previous claims that bitter melon and tarragon supplements could help treat metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a collective term for various lifestyle diseases including diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Metabolic diseases share similar pathways and characteristics. Most individuals who have a metabolic disease have high amounts of visceral fat,
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Hot flashes during menopause are usually more severe in breast cancer survivors than in the general female population. Hormone-replacement therapy is a traditional treatment for hot flashes, but many women cannot tolerate these drugs. A recent study explored the use of oxybutynin for reducing hot flashes. Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause. Menopause
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A novel study published in the journal Cell Reports has revealed how insulin plays a critical role in T-cell function and how this phenomenon could be used to boost the immune system. Insulin is one of the most important hormones in the body that play critical roles in regulating blood glucose levels. Up until recently, the role
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A new study examined whether memory recall is organized by time, correlating otherwise unrelated events. Memory, specifically episodic and semantic memory, is best understood as a working network of connections. Memory is understood to be interlinked in a web-like network, where certain memories form associations with other memories. Scientists have long been developing theories for
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A recent study published in European Heart Journal determined how eating red meat may increase the levels of a “not-good-for-heart” chemical, TMAO. Heart disease is a major contributor to deaths in the present era. Many scientific studies have found an association between eating red meat and the development of heart disease. Trimethylamine N-oxide(TMAO) is a
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A study published in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology examined how white blood cells respond to air from different environments to better understand allergic disease. As the world becomes more urban, we are exposed to more and more pollutants in the environment. Pollutants in the air contribute to the incidence of cardiovascular disease, and allergic diseases,
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In this study, researchers examine the pupillary responses of those who are stressed out in multi-tasking simulations versus simpler simulations. Stress in high-demand jobs is a well-researched topic. Many effective tools exist to examine several factors in stressed-out workers that engage in work requiring multitasking, including the Subjective Workload Assessment Technique and the Workload Profile,
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In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers explored the effects of weight regain on various health outcomes. Obesity, the excessive accumulation of fat, is a major worldwide health concern. Obesity is often associated with other conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Losing weight through diet
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A recent study investigated whether a cancer diagnosis was associated with worsened clinical outcomes in patients undergoing a heart procedure. While ongoing diagnostic and therapeutic advances have improved survival rates in cancer and cardiovascular disease patients, the prevalence of these complications remain quite high. In recent years, researchers have shown that chemotherapy against cancer can
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A recent study examined the rates of nonadherence and discontinuation of statin medications among seniors. Researchers also examined factors associated with nonadherence to cholesterol medication. Statin medications are used to lower a patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease by decreasing their cholesterol levels. High cholesterol is one of many risk factors contributing to heart disease. Usually,
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In a study published in the BMJ, researchers analyzed the likelihood of a heart attack on major holidays and football events. Ischaemic heart disease, which can lead to heart attacks, is the leading cause of death worldwide. Albeit the disease may involve several causes, previous research depicts that external factors, such as sports events, increase the
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The American Heart Association recently provided a comprehensive commentary on the safety and tolerability of statin drugs. Nearly 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 40 years old uses statins. Statin drugs are a class of cholesterol-lowering medication that reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular-related complications in vulnerable populations. The
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Despite great advances in basic research, the design and development of new drugs remain a resource-intensive endeavour with low success rates. A published commentary outlines some of the sources of failure gleaned from analyzing high-profile case studies. The process of bringing a new drug to market can cost billions of dollars and span over a
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A Canadian research group used mass spectrometry to better understand how brain cancer cells communicate and promote metastasis. How does cancer spread? Glioblastoma remains a deadly form of brain cancer with just a 4% five-year survival rate. This poor prognosis is largely attributed to the spreading of tumor cells to the surrounding tissues in the
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Many migraine sufferers recognize that alcohol has the potential to trigger migraines.  A new, large-scale study investigated how often alcohol, and red wine in particular, actually trigger migraines. A migraine is a headache accompanied by a severe throbbing or pulsing sensation on one side of the head.  Some individuals also experience aura such as flashes
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