Month: October 2019

In recent years, a growing body of evidence has suggested that inflammation and depression are intimately linked. But new research challenges this notion. The idea that inflammation may be what drives and characterizes depression has been gaining more and more ground in recent years. A study published in 2015, for instance, found that clinical depression
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Join Mayo Clinic experts at Critical Care Review for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant, April 3-4 in Jacksonville, FL. https://mayocl.in/2pxTB5Q Mayo Clinic’s Critical Care Review for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant is an interactive course designed for advanced practice providers working with critically ill adult patients. The course is comprised of lecture-based sessions
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Please be advised that this video contains graphic footage of surgery. This surgical video demonstrates the AIM system used to monitor Cochlear Microphonics, a tiny signal from the cochlea during cochlear implant electrode placement. Chapter Authors: Andrew J. Goates, M.D.; Aniket A Saoji, Ph.D.; Matthew L. Carlson, M.D. Series Editors: Andrew J. Goates, M.D.; Matthew
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Certain vitamins are essential for maintaining good eye health. Many are powerful antioxidants that protect the eyes and other parts of the body from oxidative damage and inflammation. Deficiencies in particular vitamins can increase the risk of some eye conditions, such as cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Research suggests that some vitamin and
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Many people report mild cramping after a doctor inserts or removes an intrauterine device (IUD). A small percentage of people report significant pain. A 2013 study found that 17% of women who had never given birth and 11% of those who had given birth reported pain that required pain management after IUD insertion. In addition
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Caffeine pills are a popular method for boosting short term energy and focus, often during work or study. But do they work and are they safe? Like drinking a cup of coffee, taking a caffeine pill
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In this presentation, Dr. Mussallem gives diet and lifestyle advice and direction for breast cancer survivors, helping those following diagnosis and treatment to attain renewed vitality. Following this presentation, a live Q&A session was broadcast on Facebook. Questions from the online and in-room audiences were answered. You can watch that video, share experiences, exchange information
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A new study has found that many common drugs — including those that treat diabetes, digestive problems, bacterial infections, and even depression — could actually predispose people to certain types of infection by affecting the balance of their gut microbiome. Prescription drugs help treat diseases, ease infections, and manage the symptoms of certain chronic health
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Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger, in the brain. It blocks specific signals in the central nervous system, slowing down the brain. This provides a protective and calming effect on the brain and body. The body produces GABA, and it may also be present in some fermented foods, such as kimchi, miso,
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Consumption of alcohol during the earliest periods of fetal development can lead to metabolic issues in male offspring, especially in regards to insulin resistance and insulin signalling within the body. Insulin is a hormone that aids in the transport of glucose into our cells. It allows the sugars that we eat to be utilized for
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A recent meta-analysis study examined evidence of the increased health benefits of optimism versus pessimism. In recent years, researchers have amassed much evidence of a relationship between stress and negative health consequences. To date, countless studies have reported disconcerting findings that associate high levels of stress with such conditions as heart disease, diabetes, and even
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Biogen, a multinational biotechnology company, and Eisai, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, are planning to file for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an Alzheimer’s drug that had mixed results in clinical trials. Can this controversial medication offer fresh hope to millions of people worldwide? Across the world, around 50 million people live with dementia,
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