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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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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 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 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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Results from a large international study done published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology reports new prediction criteria for evaluating fracture risk in older individuals. Many older individuals are at an increased risk of increase of sustaining a fracture due to a progressive worsening of bone strength with age (fragility fractures). A clinical way of determining
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In a study published in PNAS, researchers in Denmark examined the effects of folate deficiency on changes to DNA during cell division. Folate, also known as folic acid or vitamin B9, is an important vitamin found in many fruits and green leafy vegetables. Research has linked folate deficiency to a variety of diseases, including anemia,
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Please rate this article A recent study investigated if good bacteria in a particular formulation can reach the gut unmodified to colonise and produce health benefits. Products containing probiotic species has produced a lucrative global market with a predicted profit of over $46 billion by 2020. However, the methods by which these probiotic supplements are
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Please rate this article Parents play a major role in determining the health of their children. How much their individual education and exercise habits influence their children’s weight was recently examined in a new study. Children’s growth is dependent on family environment. What parents practice and observe directly impact their children’s conceptions of lifestyle. These
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Please rate this article A recent study examined the connection between depression, antidepressants, and the development of atrial fibrillation. Depression is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in the world. The symptoms of depression can be severe, causing debilitating suffering in patients. However, in addition to these symptoms, depression is associated with higher risks
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Two recent studies in JAMA Internal Medicine looked into the evidence for the optimal time between pregnancies and outcomes in women facing their late 30s. Modern life and industrial advancement comprise many hidden challenges for women planning to have kids. As a result, many career-oriented women stark having
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a study published in the Journal of Woman’s Health, researchers investigated the effects of pregnancy loss and its impact on cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and failure, is a leading cause of death among women worldwide. Interestingly, previous evidence suggests that the cardiovascular demand
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study presented at the Society for Endocrinology conference, researchers from Glasgow, Scotland used a mouse model to investigate whether antioxidants can mitigate brain fog associated with diabetes. Blood sugar levels rise normally rise after eating. In response, the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin into
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Tamoxifen treatment is an effective method for breast cancer prevention in women at high risk of developing the disease. Researchers from the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences surveyed at-risk women to understand their perception of tamoxifen treatment. The International Breast Cancer Intervention Study published in 2015 demonstrated the
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study examined the association between social networking patterns and substance use in young adolescents. One of the most disconcerting topics in mental health is the problem of addiction in children and young adults. Substance use disorders, including the use of drugs and alcohol, are an especially
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A study published in Nature Communications examines whether the mode of pregnancy delivery affects the gut microbiome development of babies. The natural birth process can be messy, stressful, and long remembered by both moms and dads. However, there is an unexplained link between decreasing rates of vaginal delivery
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