Clinical Trials & Research

Eating a moderate amount of fish per week, while pregnant, may improve child’s metabolic health, according to a new study. Fish is a significant dietary source of omega-3 fatty acids that may have cardiometabolic benefits. Several studies support that fish consumption can help reduce the risks of heart and metabolic diseases, such as high blood
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A small study discusses the risk of COVID-19 transmission from asymptomatic carriers.  As scientists continue to work on slowing the spread of COVID-19, examining patterns of person to person disease transmission is crucial. However, the transmission of COVID-19 from asymptomatic carriers, with a normal chest computed tomography (CT), has not been investigated. Published in the Journal
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Researchers used a promising new therapy called antisense oligonucleotide therapy to control the expression of a mutant SCN8A gene, resulting in delayed seizure onset and survival in mouse models of SCN8A encephalopathy and Dravet syndrome.  What is SCN8A encephalopathy? Developmental and epileptic encephalopathies are a group of rare epilepsy syndromes that are characterized by early-onset
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Researchers recently compared the nutrient value of non-fried potatoes with that of refined grains, addressing the question, are potatoes bad carbs? In many popular diet plans, such as keto and paleo, the plain white potato gets a bad rap. Deemed as a “starchy” vegetable, they are either prohibited in these diet plans altogether or are
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Botox has been investigated as a potential treatment for pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. In addition to its well-known use as an aesthetic treatment, increasing research has focused on the potential for Botox to be used in various pain conditions, such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic patients often experience muscle cramps, typically in the
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Recent research shows risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy. Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is used for medicinal and recreational purposes. A new study, published in Scientific Reports reported that exposure to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a principal psychoactive component in cannabis, during pregnancy can lead to substantial effects on fetal development. The researchers incorporated human
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A recent study determined particular risks that could be associated with inflammatory bowel disease in pregnancy. Over 25% of patients diagnosed with Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) become pregnant and face certain risks during pregnancy and delivery. A recent analysis of 53 previous studies was published in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics and outlined increased
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A new study models an improved bariatric surgery care pathway to estimate the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery. For many obese patients, surgery is a key treatment option that can provide long-term health improvement. Evidence over the years has established the positive outcomes of bariatric surgery in suitable patients. Bariatric surgery has been associated with better
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A comprehensive study of clinical trials on the health benefits of quercetin highlights the effects on blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Quercetin is a plant-derived chemical compound that is found in many fruits, vegetables, and herbs including raspberries, red onions, kale, and fennel. Taking quercetin supplements is thought to improve health due to its anti-inflammatory
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Working with a mouse model, researchers have shown relief of endometriosis symptoms using THC as a pain reliever. Pain is complicated.  Many things can cause pain, such as injury, disease, inflammation (swelling), pressure applied to body parts and nerve damage.  There are also many types of medications that attempt to help relieve pain – everything
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Recently researchers compared virtual physical therapy after a total knee replacement surgery to traditional in-person physical therapy. Total knee replacement surgeries have doubled in recent years and are not expected to decrease. After surgery, physical therapy is necessary to allow patients to fully recover and use their new knee. However, physical therapy is expensive and
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