Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers investigate whether a type of heart failure known as “broken heart syndrome” is associated with specific genes. Stressful events, such as the death of a loved one, can lead to a type of heart failure called “broken heart syndrome.” Also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, symptoms of the
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published in JAMA Neurology, researchers identify midlife risk factors and their relationship to developing epilepsy later in life. Epilepsy, a neurological disorder marked by recurrent seizures, occurs in elderly people more frequently than in any other age group. High blood pressure, dementia, and strokes
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A study published in the BMJ explored the safety and efficacy differences between direct oral anticoagulants and warfarin across the general population. Most studies observing the differences between oral anticoagulants and warfarin include patients with atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heartbeat that can lead
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers conducted a cost-analysis of intensified multifactorial treatment compared to conventional type 2 diabetes treatment. Patients with type 2 diabetes have higher chances of undergoing damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves, legs, and brain. All these complications are life-threatening and fatal, which eventually affects the mortality rate in
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study evaluated the efficacy of dialectal behavior therapy is in reducing suicide attempts compared to individual and group supportive therapy. Between 2007 and 2015, suicide rates among teenagers have hiked up. Identifying effective intervention methods are crucial for decreasing suicide and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). However, Ban
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study by Cepelis and colleagues investigated a potential association between asthma and atrial fibrillation, which is a condition characterized by an irregular heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation is a common heart problem characterized by an irregular heartbeat. Studies have shown that irregular heartbeats are associated with an increased
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study in the USA, researchers investigated the role of diet in the regulation of systemic inflammation and its association with chronic kidney disease causes. Chronic kidney disease is a progressive irreversible decline in the function of the kidney which ultimately results in kidney failure. Chronic
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in JAMA Psychiatry determined whether increased self-criticism and perfectionism are signs of OCD among pre-schoolers. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition that affects people of all ages and walks of life. It occurs when a person has uncontrollable obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are highly intrusive
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition article revealed new findings on the role of selenium supplements in patients suffering from congestive heart failure. Congestive heart failure is a syndrome comprised of several symptoms including shortness of breath, swelling in lower legs and hands, decreased ability
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] In a recent study, researchers reviewed the safety and efficacy of the stevia sweetener by discussing the properties of the stevia leaf. Stevia rebaudiana is a shrub that can be found in Brazil and Argentina. Stevia leaves contain steviol glycosides, which makes up the extracts of the leaves
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers reviewed the use of prescription cannabinoids for reducing pain, spasticity, and nausea and vomiting and any potential side effects. Medical cannabinoids have been prescribed to help alleviate many symptoms of illnesses. Some illnesses include arthritis, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and glaucoma. Due to incorrect information presented
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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] Stress disorders affect many other body functions, including neural networks that have an impact on immune function. Researchers used a national Swedish registry to identify whether stress disorders are associated with subsequent autoimmune disease. Large stressors in life are inevitable and most individuals are exposed to them at
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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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