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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent meta-analysis in the UK investigated whether omega-3 supplements are beneficial in preventing cardiovascular disease and related death. Current guidelines recommend the intake of omega-3 supplements for prevention of cardiovascular disease. These guidelines are based on previous research, such as observational studies that have reported an association
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers recently identified the most common causes of rapidly progressive dementia, and under what conditions it could be reversed. Rapidly progressive dementia occurs when impairments in activities of daily living are apparent after less than one year of the onset of dementia. A research group in India has
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in the US recently investigated the relationship between the gut microbiome and the development of obesity in mice. Bacteria live on the surfaces of the intestines and colon and play an important role in food digestion, energy levels, and immunity. These bacteria produce many bioactive compounds that
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Recently, there has been one major health issue dominating the mainstream media: antidepressants. More specifically, do they actually work? Are antidepressants safe and effective? This question has been widely debated in recent years. The global debate on this issue was kick-started earlier this year, when British author Johann Hari published his book, Lost Connections: Uncovering
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study investigated whether resting heart rate and changes in heart rate over time are associated with health outcomes such as cardiovascular disease. Recent research has suggested that a higher resting heart rate may be a potential risk factor for adverse outcomes. Furthermore, studies have found that
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Adults with diabetes could benefit from better treatment if the condition was categorized into five types, rather than just two. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Researchers say that diabetes should be categorized into five types, rather than two. The research was led by Prof. Leif
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Recent research on how neurodegeneration occurs in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients indicates that the disease may actually spread like an infection. The thief of memory and cognition, Alzheimer’s, is a devastating disease which affects many people worldwide. It is characterized by the presence of two proteins, tau
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Recent phase 3 clinical trials compared the efficacy and safety of a novel two-drug regimen, with the standard three-drug antiretroviral therapy for HIV. Antiretroviral therapy (ART), comprised of two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and a third drug, is the first- and second-line treatment for patients with an
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A new anti-stroke drug has now successfully passed preliminary clinical trials, leading its developers to enthuse over its potential as a more effective treatment, less likely to be accompanied by unwanted health events. Could this experimental drug protect against the adverse effects of traditional anti-stroke treatments? Stroke, a cardiovascular event, occurs when the brain’s supply
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Targeting specific microbiota in the gut could be one way to protect against type 1 diabetes, a new study concludes. Researchers suggest that targeting the gut microbiota could lead to the prevention of type 1 diabetes. Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have found distinct gut microbiota alterations in rodents and humans that
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Researchers from Colorado and Florida have found that a drug commonly used to control blood pressure could have another use: preventing and treating type 1 diabetes. Researchers have identified a blood pressure drug that could help to prevent type 1 diabetes. The new research — co-authored by Dr. Aaron Michels, an associate professor of medicine
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers from East Carolina University performed a study using mice to look at the effects of exercise in reversing metabolic dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurological degenerative condition that leads to cognitive decline and memory loss. Alzheimer’s disease is strongly associated with aging and
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When someone is first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and insulin treatment starts, their blood sugar can stay at near-normal levels, and their diabetes symptoms vanish. This near-normal blood sugar condition is achieved with decreasing amounts of insulin, and some people manage to come off insulin temporarily. This status quo is known as the honeymoon
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] An episodic migraine is a debilitating headache disorder with few effective and safe preventative treatments available. Researchers in this study conducted a trial on erenumab, to determine its effectiveness in providing relief for people suffering from episodic migraines. Migraines are defined as a debilitating headache disorder that manifests
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Safety is an important aspect of the development of new drugs. Researchers are evaluating the safety and effectiveness of using RNA drugs to deliver instructions to cells to create proteins that are deficient in rare diseases. Messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) is an important molecule in the production of
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Diabetes can cause wounds to heal more slowly. This raises the risk that someone with diabetes will develop infections and other complications. A person who manages their diabetes well can improve wound healing and reduce the chances of developing a serious infection. Diabetes and wound healing Those with diabetes may find that different types of
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Blood sugar levels are a primary concern for people with diabetes. High blood sugar, known as hyperglycemia, occurs when a person’s blood sugar is over 180 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). High blood sugar levels can be dangerous if not promptly managed and lead to both short-term and long-term problems. In this article, we look at
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