Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in BMJ Open, researchers discuss how anxiety as a predictor of cognitive deterioration in adults may be an independent risk factor dementia. Dementia is a progressively debilitating neurodegenerative condition. Early intervention and reducing its development by identifying its risk factors are the main goals in dementia treatment.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] The results of a phase-3 trial were recently published comparing the effectiveness of postoperative chemotherapy with chemoradiotherapy for gastric cancer. Gastric carcinoma is a form of cancer that originates in the lining of the stomach. This form of cancer is rare in comparison to other types of cancer.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers summarized the effectiveness of pharmacological interventions used to prevent or delay cognitive decline or dementia in adults. Dementia is a disorder that affects an individual’s mental processes. It is characterized by memory disorders, changes in personality, and impaired reasoning. These can affect an individual’s independent daily activities.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A review published in The British Medical Journal evaluated the effectiveness and safety of artificial pancreas treatment in patients with type 1 diabetes. Artificial pancreas treatment is an emerging treatment for type 1 diabetes patients that combines an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring to administer glucose as
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 4] Sleeping pills are commonly prescribed to treat insomnia. A recent study investigated if non-benzodiazepine sleeping pills increase the risk of falls and fractures in adults. Insomnia, or difficulty sleeping, can have a negative effect on an individual’s quality of life. Doctors commonly prescribe hypnotic drugs, commonly known as
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Each year, approximately 42 million people around the world experience concussions. New research published in the journal Neurology indicates that even mild brain injuries can increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a disorder in which the nervous system gradually deteriorates.  Although the disease affects
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology investigated the association between physical activity and the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It affects the motor system, limits movement, and causes rigidity and postural instability. The
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Investigator brochures are key documents in the regulatory approval process before initiating clinical trials. A recent study by German and Canadian researchers investigated just how effective these documents are at enabling accurate risk-benefit assessments. The main purpose of early-phase clinical research is to establish the safety and dosing
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] Scientists are designing a blood test that could detect cancer before symptoms occur. Early detection allows early treatment and prevents cancer progression. Cancer is usually diagnosed after a patient has been experiencing symptoms. At this point, the tumor has already grown significantly and often has spread to other
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 2] In a new review in the New England Journal of Medicine, Al-Chalabi and Brown review the promises of gene therapy using CRISPR-Cas9 for ALS treatment. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a neurological disease that affects the nerves that allow us to control our voluntary muscles. Voluntary muscles
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study investigated whether Parkinson’s disease affects intimacy and relationship satisfaction when the caregiver is a female spouse. Parkinson’s disease with mild cognitive impairment is a long-term neuro-degenerative disorder that mainly impacts the individual’s motor functions. Early symptoms include difficulty walking, shaking, rigidity, and slow movement. Between
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Our Reader Score [Total: 5 Average: 5] A recent study evaluated the effects of mindfulness-based interventions on the quality of life and metabolic control in patients with diabetes. Diabetes is a severe health problem that affects an increasing percentage of our population. In the United States, approximately 29 million people are affected by type 1
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 4] Heart rate variability, or the ability of the heart to quickly change how rapidly it beats in order to meet the body’s energy needs, is an important indicator of heart health. Researchers recently evaluated whether type 2 diabetes influences heart rate variability. The heart needs to constantly vary
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent article contains an overview of the current knowledge concerning the effects of diabetes on the kidney, a condition called diabetic nephropathy. Diabetes is health condition that results from the body’s inability to regulate glucose, increasing the amount of glucose in the blood. The normal range of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in PLoS ONE evaluates whether rural health care is meeting the needs of older adults with lower socioeconomic status. As the average age of the population increases, dependence on the health care system also increases. The elderly population is highly dependent on health care
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent review published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology explored the relationship between genes, environmental factors, and obesity. Upwards of 300 gene variants have been implicated in obesity and its contributing factors. Investigating the genes associated with obesity, the nature of these associations, and the biological processes
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent comprehensive review on the use of fMRI sought to evaluate the robustness and effectiveness of this approach for studying Alzheimer’s patients. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder and is characterized by the gradual loss of cognitive abilities to the point of severe dementia. Due
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