Month: October 2018

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] 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] 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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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 4] A group of researchers conducted a study on whether opioid receptors play a significant role in the antidepressant action of ketamine infusion for depression. Depression is one of the major causes of disability throughout the world. While traditional antidepressants are the main course of treatment for depression, a
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] In a recent study published in Psychophysiology, researchers examined the performance and neural signals of participants with hangovers. There are many consequences of alcohol intoxication, including impairments in decision making and communication, among other things. Negative consequences of intoxication include drinking and driving, sexual violence, and others. Neural
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