Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A group of researchers in the U.S. applied statins as a pharmacotherapy to treat patients with a rare lung disease called pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disease. About seven individuals out of every ten million people have this lung disease, according to
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3] A recent study by US researchers looked at the ketogenic diet and cancer, specifically the keto diet’s potential anti-cancer effects and the possibility of its use as an adjuvant cancer therapy. The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, and low-carbohydrate diet that has become increasingly popular over
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in PLOS ONE, two national surveys in Great Britain try to pin down what factors affect individuals’ general health and wellbeing. An individual’s finances greatly shape what sort of life they are able to lead. However, there are other factors that influence a person’s general health and
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Many medical conditions affect men and women differently. A new study investigates the role of sex in Alzheimer’s disease in hopes of optimizing diagnosis and promoting gender-sensitive precision medicine. Dementia is a general term for the loss of memory and other cognitive skills. Unlike cognitive impairment associated with
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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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