Month: July 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] An Australian research team investigated evidence linking the gut microbiome with specific psychiatric disorders and age-related cognitive impairment. The human body is host to a vast number of diverse microbes that perform important and beneficial functions. Evidence is now emerging that communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the central
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Polypharmacy, or using different medications at the same time, can increase the risk of dangerous side effects. A recent study measured how common polypharmacy is among older adults in the United Kingdom. Combining prescription medications can potentially cause serious side effects. Known as polypharmacy, using many different medications
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers examined the factors linked to sleep quality in patients with chronic tension-type headache. A tension-type headache is a common condition with a prevalence of about 42% in the general population worldwide. Symptoms include pain around the forehead (sometimes described as a “vice-like grip”)
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A clinical trial of stroke treatments showed that giving three antiplatelet therapy drugs had no benefit over two, and was associated with more bleeding. Recent large-scale clinical trials have shown that starting treatment with two antiplatelet therapy drugs after a stroke, rather than just one, reduces the risk
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent review in Frontiers of Oncology described the potential of weakened bacterial systems as potential agents in cancer immunotherapy. The recent success of immunotherapeutic agents has reinvigorated the medical community to identify new strategies for harnessing the power of our immune system against cancer. Although the hype regarding immunotherapy is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Stem cell clinical trials have the potential to treat and cure genetic and degenerative diseases. However, many recent trials have sacrificed scientific quality and health safety to push quicker clinical trials. Concerned researchers advocating for better clinical trial have proposed new guidelines to deter substandard clinical trials. Stem
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 2] A recent trial testing the effectiveness of rivaroxaban against aspirin in recurrent stroke prevention was terminated due to risk-benefit concerns. Ischemic strokes occur when blood vessels in the brain become obstructed by blood clots. Approximately 1 in 5 strokes are of the embolic subtype, meaning that the blood
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers performed a pilot study to investigate the physiological mechanisms of tai chi on brain and muscle function in an aging population. Tai chi is a moderate-intensity aerobic exercise that requires good concentration with breathing control. Previous studies have suggested that aerobic fitness has beneficial effects on neuronal
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 4] Researchers investigated the effects of regular exercise on cardiac function and markers of cardiac damage in elderly males undergoing long-distance cycling. The beneficial effects of regular exercise in young and old individuals are well established. However, the effects of long, moderate-intensity exercise in elderly people over the age
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