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Sleeping problems can affect both mental and physical health. Now, a large-scale analysis in China highlights how insomnia might lead to potentially life threatening cardiovascular diseases. Share on PinterestNew research points to concerning links between insomnia and cardiovascular problems. Insomnia is a relatively widespread problem. When a person has insomnia, they often struggle to fall
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On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, you’ll learn about Mayo Clinic Connect, an online patient community. Colleen Young, community director, and Rosemary Huckleberry, a volunteer mentor for Mayo Clinic Connect, share how patients use the platform. This interview originally aired Nov. 16, 2019. Learn more about Mayo Clinic Connect: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/?mc_id=us&utm_source=newsnetwork&utm_medium=l&utm_content=content&utm_campaign=mayoclinic&geo=national&placementsite=enterprise&cauid=100721&_ga=2.129442831.2000874344.1573477908-165526356.1480776015
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Are omega-3 supplements as beneficial as researchers once believed? Not when it comes to inflammation, a new study suggests. Share on PinterestOmega-3 supplements are not as beneficial for health as people once thought. Recent studies show that taking supplements to increase vitamin D and omega-3 levels may not reduce systemic inflammation. The new research, which
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Specialists warn that single number average survival estimates for advanced stage breast cancer are unhelpful and usually inaccurate. Instead, they advise doctors to provide several case-specific survival estimates to help people plan with realism and hope. Share on PinterestWhat is a more helpful approach when it comes to discussing survival rate estimates for late stage
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A recent study set out to investigate the association between drinking tea and the risk of stroke in a Chinese population. Specifically, the researchers wanted to understand whether the association differed for specific types of tea. The results of the study have been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  For the study, researchers
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So You Want to be a Cardiologist. Here’s how to become a heart doctor, also known as a cardiologist, including the training in medical school, residency, and fellowship, but also the sub-specializations within cardiology and the realities of being a practicing cardiologist. 💌 Sign up for my weekly newsletter – https://medschoolinsiders.com/newsletter 🌍 Website & blog
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Immunotherapy to ameliorate neurodegeneration by targeting brain protein aggregates with antibodies is an area of intense investigation. A study published in PLOS Pathogens examines seemingly contradictory earlier results of targeting the prion protein and proposes a cautionary way forward to further test related therapeutic approaches. Damaging aggregation of proteins in the brain is a hallmark
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Caffeine withdrawal headaches develop after someone who usually consumes caffeine stops consuming it or cuts back on their intake too quickly. Consuming caffeine resolves caffeine withdrawal headaches, but other home and over-the-counter remedies can also ease symptoms. Here, we look at the causes of caffeine withdrawal headaches, other symptoms, and how to treat caffeine withdrawal
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Bone marrow is soft, spongy tissue within some bones, including those in the hips and thighs. People with certain blood-related conditions benefit from a transplant that replaces damaged cells with healthy cells, possibly from a donor. Bone marrow transplants can be lifesaving for people with conditions such as lymphoma or leukemia, or when intensive cancer
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Shoulder impingement, which people sometimes call swimmer’s shoulder, is a condition that causes pain in the shoulder due to a tendon or bursa rubbing against the shoulder blade. The pain from shoulder impingement is consistent and generally gets worse when a person reaches up. People may develop this injury during activities that involve moving the
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