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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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