Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Published in PLOS ONE, researchers recently examined the benefits of hugging, especially among people who experience conflict. Touch increases communication, conflict resolution, and leads to higher satisfaction in relationships. The importance of non-sexual interpersonal touch is emerging as a vital topic in the study of adult relationships. There
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A dendritic cell-based vaccine targeting HER2 has shown immense promise in a phase-1 clinical trial, as presented at the CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference. HER2 is a type of receptor that is found on the surface of certain cancer cells. Specific hormones and growth factors can bind to
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] Did you know that neuromuscular training like high-intensity interval training really is effective for fat loss? Recent research also found that eating before exercise can help you burn more carbohydrates. In case you missed the latest fitness news, here are five of the latest research findings on exercise.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 7 Average: 5] A first-in-human clinical trial of a new drug has generated promising results in reducing vascular calcification of hemodialysis patients. Vascular calcification is the leading cause of death in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing hemodialysis. According to The US Renal Data System, nearly 50% of patients with end-stage
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers compared the accuracy of statistical models developed by artificial intelligence with those developed by heart experts in predicting heart disease deaths. When a doctor is planning treatment for a patient they need to consider the likely outcomes for that patient, or their “prognosis”. Statistical models can help
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent systematic review investigated the potential association between exposure to heavy metal pollution and cardiovascular disease risk. In recent years, environmental heavy metal pollution has become a global public health concern. In part, this is because studies have shown that exposure to certain environmental heavy metals can
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study by Lunsford-Avery and colleagues investigated whether an irregular sleep schedule is associated with a higher risk of negative cardiovascular and psychiatric health outcomes. Previous research suggests that an insufficient amount of sleep and a disruptive sleep schedule may be associated with negative health outcomes. For
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Today, October 10, 2018, is World Mental Health Day. Today is about raising awareness of mental health issues around the world to educate, offer support, and reduce the overall stigma surrounding mental health issues. Whether you have a mental health disorder or not, this day is a reminder
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers examined whether or not melatonin is also an effective insomnia treatment for individuals with delayed circadian rhythms. Over-the-counter melatonin supplements have been widely used to help with insomnia. Melatonin is a hormone involved in sleep that is produced by the pineal gland of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers investigated the risk of prostate cancer associated with different forms of ANO7 – a gene which may aid in prostate cancer diagnosis. While a number of genes have been associated with prostate cancer, few have specifically been implicated in the severity and survivability
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers compared the effectiveness of traditional pethidine to remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia for pregnancy pain relief and the need of an epidural. During childbirth, women have some options for pregnancy pain relief during delivery. One option is the opioid drug, pethidine. Pethidine, delivered by injection, is used yearly by
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