Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Today, September 10, 2018, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Today is about promoting an understanding about suicide, spreading awareness on how to prevent suicide, and providing support for individuals who have attempted or thought about attempting suicide, and those who have lost a loved one to suicide. What
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a study published in Hypertension, researchers analyzed the relationship between pregnancy weight gain before a preeclampsia diagnosis and the onset of the condition. Preeclampsia is a condition in pregnant women that is marked by high blood pressure and can be dangerous to the mother and her baby.
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published in Neurology, researchers investigated whether there is a relationship between type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a medical condition characterized by a lack of or impaired activity of insulin, a hormone that is responsible for reducing sugar levels
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers study the relationships between poor health behaviors and the genetic risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. Worldwide, heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and death. Genetics, as well as lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet, body mass index, and physical activity are strongly related
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Heart surgery is an effective treatment for patients with severe heart disease, but can sometimes result in long-term illness or even death. Relatively simple pre-surgery preparations can reduce the risks of these negative outcomes. Heart surgery is currently the best treatment for patients with severe heart disease. It
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in The Lancet Psychiatry investigated the occurrence of major depression in older populations and the possible factors affecting it. One in five people is expected to experience a major depressive disorder sometime during their life. While older people have similar rates of remission and
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study looked at whether exposure to paint and other organic solvents are among the causes of multiple sclerosis in people who are genetically susceptible to the disease. Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord.
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers evaluated obesity among teens in the United States, their willingness to lose weight, and its impact on society. Overweight or obesity among teenagers is becoming increasingly common in America today, and this has been overlooked over time. This trend is concerning because of
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in The Lancet suggests that liberal oxygen therapy provided to patients may be linked to increased death. Adults brought to the hospital in critical condition are always checked for vitals. When health professionals determine that a patient’s oxygen levels in the blood are low,
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in the United States present their findings on research into new smart bandages capable of real-time monitoring and treating chronic wounds. Chronic wounds develop when a wound fails to heal within the expected time, which might be a couple of weeks or up to several months. They
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A North American research group compared women’s levels of satisfaction for breast reconstruction following implant surgery or tissue reconstruction. Following mastectomy, 60% of women choose to have breast reconstruction surgery. Unlike many aspects of the breast cancer these patients have survived, women are now offered a choice. They
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Nursing home residents often sleep poorly. American researchers recently reviewed all the previous studies that investigated methods to improve sleep in nursing homes. People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities often sleep poorly. Poor sleep is associated with many problems, including cognitive decline, heart
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in the Journal of the American Heart Association examines the relationship between sleep apnea, heart failure, and continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) therapy. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a person stops breathing 5 to 30 times per hour of sleep. Studies have
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread when a person is bitten by an infected tick. A recent study explored the factors affecting its diagnosis and effective treatment. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread by ticks. While Lyme disease has been associated with deer ticks,
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] E-cigarettes use flavored tobacco and have become increasingly popular. The potential harmful risks of flavored tobacco remain unknown. A research group at Boston University evaluated whether flavoured tobacco is harmful, and if so, to what extent. The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has significantly increased over the past
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] The effects of depression, anxiety, and stress on well-being are becoming apparent, with researchers finding links between negative emotional states and chronic diseases. Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. To combat this growing problem, the American Heart Association devised seven targets called Life’s
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] The Zika virus is usually spread by mosquito bites, but can also be spread by sexual intercourse. A recent study measured the amount of active Zika virus in the semen of infected men. The Zika virus can cause serious birth defects if it infects pregnant women. It is
Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, Australian psychiatrists evaluated the relationship between high workplace stress and mental disorders later in life. Having a stressful job can be taxing on an individual’s mental and physical health over time. In developed and developing countries and economies, the escalating need for goods leads
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