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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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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent article contains an overview of the current knowledge concerning the effects of diabetes on the kidney, a condition called diabetic nephropathy. Diabetes is health condition that results from the body’s inability to regulate glucose, increasing the amount of glucose in the blood. The normal range of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in PLoS ONE evaluates whether rural health care is meeting the needs of older adults with lower socioeconomic status. As the average age of the population increases, dependence on the health care system also increases. The elderly population is highly dependent on health care
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent review published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology explored the relationship between genes, environmental factors, and obesity. Upwards of 300 gene variants have been implicated in obesity and its contributing factors. Investigating the genes associated with obesity, the nature of these associations, and the biological processes
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent comprehensive review on the use of fMRI sought to evaluate the robustness and effectiveness of this approach for studying Alzheimer’s patients. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder and is characterized by the gradual loss of cognitive abilities to the point of severe dementia. Due
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A large study in France examined the link between chronic heavy alcohol use and the risk of dementia and early onset dementia. Researchers have concluded from a large cohort study that chronic heavy drinking can lead to early onset dementia in an article published in the British Medical Journal
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in heart disease prevention examines the relationship between plasma fatty acid levels and inflammatory biomarkers. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which encompasses heart attacks and strokes, is the leading cause of death around the world. To address this significant health issue and the shortcomings of heart disease
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers examined the effects of amobarbital and N-acetylcysteine on post-traumatic osteoarthritis in injured joints. Injury to load-bearing joints such as the knees or ankles can result in posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA), a condition in which the shock-absorbing and friction-reducing joint cartilage breaks down over time.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers attempt to identify a therapeutic target that encourages respiratory muscle relaxation to provide asthma relief. Asthma causes respiratory problems, which can manifest as wheezing and chest tightness. It is a common affliction that affects about 10% of the US population. There has been much research focused on
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers recently identified the most common causes of rapidly progressive dementia, and under what conditions it could be reversed. Rapidly progressive dementia occurs when impairments in activities of daily living are apparent after less than one year of the onset of dementia. A research group in India has
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Safety is an important aspect of the development of new drugs. Researchers are evaluating the safety and effectiveness of using RNA drugs to deliver instructions to cells to create proteins that are deficient in rare diseases. Messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) is an important molecule in the production of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Tuberculosis is a communicable respiratory disease. A group of researchers led by Maeve Lalor conducted a cohort study to determine household transmission of tuberculosis in England by combining epidemiologic and molecular strain typing data. Tuberculosis is a communicable respiratory disease prevalent in some third world countries. In first
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study explored the antibacterial effects of modified forms of vancomycin on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The results suggest C1-aminomethylene vancomycin may be an effective agent against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The ability of bacterial strains to acquire resistance to antibiotics faster than antibacterial therapies
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