Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A group of researchers in Canada evaluated whether single-pill fixed-dose combination therapy provided better treatments for high blood pressure compared to traditional multiple pills medications. High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke and many heart diseases. Systolic blood pressure at or above 140 mmHg
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In an exciting study published in Cell Metabolism, researchers uncover mechanisms that link cancer with metabolic and sleep disturbances. Patients with cancer often complain about sleep problem and metabolic disturbances. This is associated with reduced quality of life for patients with such problems. However, until recently the molecular basis
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers determined if probiotics during pregnancy improve glycemic control and metabolic health to reduce pregnancy complications. More adults are affected by obesity and type 2 diabetes than ever before. Consequently, more pregnant women are overweight or obese and are therefore at a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study investigated the association between disrupted circadian and sleep rhythms and increased susceptibility to mood disorders. Sleep rhythms and circadian rhythms are fundamentally important parts of health and a balanced lifestyle. Circadian rhythms refer to changes in the body’s behaviour and physiology that occur in a
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in BMJ Open, researchers recently examined the therapeutic potential of Nintendo’s Wii Fit in managing cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a condition that impairs motor coordination and voluntary movements. Interventions currently at use to manage this condition only benefit children who do not have the ability to
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers investigated the effect of exercise and diet during pregnancy in overweight or obese patients and their effect on preeclampsia prevention. Preeclampsia is a serious medical condition in pregnant women. It can occur when a pregnant woman develops high blood pressure and if there is protein in the
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published in The BMJ, researchers evaluated the long-term effects of antidepressant medication on weight gain. Obesity has become and continues to be a worldwide health problem. With 69% of the US adult population being overweight or obese and 61% of UK adults being overweight
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers determine whether pregnancy weight gain between pregnancies may cause adverse outcomes such as gestational diabetes, macrosomia, and caesarean sections. The relationship between a high weight before pregnancy and maternal and neonatal complications such as gestational diabetes (GDM), cesarean section (CS), prematurity, and stillbirth have been well established.
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent article published in the British Journal of Nutrition examined how blood magnesium levels correlate with blood lipids in obese and diabetic patients. Type 2 diabetes and obesity are two chronic diseases that are increasingly prevalent around the world. Both of these diseases have a hormonal component,
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] British researchers recently investigated the impact of academic and non-academic stressors on mental health in university students and identified social identity factors that may help with stress. Adolescence and early adulthood are two life stages in which individuals are believed to be most at risk for the onset
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers reviewed previous studies to address concerns regarding the reliability of a self-administered rapid HIV test. HIV self-testing is highly accepted among many groups and is a useful way to increase access to HIV testing for those who are unable or hesitant to access current testing services. The
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study investigated the leading factors for PTSD in refugees, and how it affects parenting behaviors and children’s well-being. There are well over 20 million refugees worldwide to this date. The majority of these are children. The life of a refugee is characterized by hardship and turmoil.
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers sought to determine the relationship between anticholinergic drug use and age-related macular degeneration. In age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the light-sensitive cells at the centre of the eye break down over time, fatty deposits build up, and abnormal blood vessel growth occurs, potentially leading
Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 2.7] Researchers discuss nerve ablation as a potential new treatment for high blood pressure in a new study in The Lancet. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a serious condition that affects millions of people and increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. Hypertension often requires long-term—and sometimes
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers debated the optimal cut-off for measuring blood pressure to prevent death or heart disease. A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine debated the optimal cut-off for measuring blood pressure for different categories of hypertension to prevent death or heart disease. In order