Month: December 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a study published in the Journal of Woman’s Health, researchers investigated the effects of pregnancy loss and its impact on cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and failure, is a leading cause of death among women worldwide. Interestingly, previous evidence suggests that the cardiovascular demand
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Tamoxifen treatment is an effective method for breast cancer prevention in women at high risk of developing the disease. Researchers from the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences surveyed at-risk women to understand their perception of tamoxifen treatment. The International Breast Cancer Intervention Study published in 2015 demonstrated the
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published by Nature Medicine, researchers investigated the genetic predispositions to developing dementia. A common form of inherited early-onset dementia that occurs within the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain is often caused by tau, granulin precursor (GRN), and chromosome 9 open reading frame
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Scientists made a research breakthrough in understanding the responsible mechanisms of restless leg syndrome. Restless legs syndrome is a disorder related to sensation and movement. It is a common nervous system condition that causes an overwhelming irresistible urge to move the legs. The uncomfortable sensation usually happens in
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in the United States examined the genomes of over 125,000 people to identify genetic variants associated with increased colorectal cancer risk. Colorectal cancer is one of the deadliest cancers worldwide. Colorectal cancer starts from cells in the large intestine, comprised of the colon and rectum. These cells
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers compared the fracture and fall risk in elderly dementia patients taking the antidepressant trazadone or antipsychotic drugs. In Canada, the prevalence of dementia is 25% in individuals over 85 and around 62% amongst residents in continuing-care facilities. The behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia are very distressing
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A study published in Nature Communications examines whether the mode of pregnancy delivery affects the gut microbiome development of babies. The natural birth process can be messy, stressful, and long remembered by both moms and dads. However, there is an unexplained link between decreasing rates of vaginal delivery
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Recent research has suggested ties between pancreatic cancer and the use of birth control pills. Danish researchers Butt and colleagues investigate whether this is the case. Pancreatic cancer is rare but extremely lethal. Pancreatic tissues display sex-hormone receptors, and both estrogen and progesterone appear to inhibit pancreatic tumor
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