Over the years, scientists have identified a number of risk factors for dementia. However, according to the most recent study, that list might be incomplete. Understanding the risk factors for dementia is more important than ever. Dementia describes a group of symptoms that include a decline in memory and cognitive abilities. There are a number
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  A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition examined whether added sugars can affect prostate cancer risk. Little information is known about how increased added sugars in the diet affects the development of prostate cancer. We do know that chronic inflammation and prostate cancer are linked, therefore substances that increase inflammation need
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Many people who have atrial fibrillation experience symptoms of mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Do particular treatments for this condition help resolve such symptoms? A new study suggests they might. A-fib is tied to psychological distress, but one treatment for this heart condition can also improve the psychological symptoms. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A group of researchers in the U.S. applied statins as a pharmacotherapy to treat patients with a rare lung disease called pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disease. About seven individuals out of every ten million people have this lung disease, according to
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A new study from Brazil corroborates the evidence gathered by previous research, suggesting that women with low levels of vitamin D after menopause onset have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. How do our levels of vitamin D impact our exposure to breast cancer? The National Cancer Institute (NCI) note that “approximately 12.4 percent
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in PLOS ONE, two national surveys in Great Britain try to pin down what factors affect individuals’ general health and wellbeing. An individual’s finances greatly shape what sort of life they are able to lead. However, there are other factors that influence a person’s general health and
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A first-of-its-kind study reveals that, as we age, levels of a certain molecule increase, which silences another molecule that creates healthy bone. It also suggests that correcting this imbalance may improve bone health, possibly offering new avenues for treating osteoporosis. Senior women are at a particularly high risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis affects around 200 million
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People who regularly eat foods with a low nutritional quality have a higher risk of developing cancer. The study authors state that more countries should now enforce food labeling that clearly specifies nutritional value. Countries need to implement better policies for food labeling so that consumers understand what they are buying. The British Food Standards
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Some people with type 2 diabetes need to regularly inject themselves with insulin to control their blood sugar levels. Many others can manage the condition with lifestyle and dietary changes alone or in combination with oral or other injectable medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Assisted reproductive technology is used worldwide and is responsible for over five million births. The association of cancer with this practice has been recently studied by researchers in Great Britain. More than five million children have been born as a result of assisted reproduction, however, it is important
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A double mastectomy is the surgical removal of both breasts. In addition to physically recovering from the surgery, people undergoing a double mastectomy will need to consider their emotional recovery in the weeks and months that follow the procedure. According to research, approximately 17 percent of women with early-stage breast cancer undergo this type of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Many medical conditions affect men and women differently. A new study investigates the role of sex in Alzheimer’s disease in hopes of optimizing diagnosis and promoting gender-sensitive precision medicine. Dementia is a general term for the loss of memory and other cognitive skills. Unlike cognitive impairment associated with
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Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. Symptoms include nausea, fever, and anemia. People with leukemia can also experience skin-related issues, such as a rash. The majority of rashes have no link to cancer and should resolve without treatment or with over-the-counter medication. Leukemia impairs the development of white blood cells
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Phthalates are present in many consumer goods and readily enter our bodies. A recent study used rats to show that phthalates may interfere with brain development and produce life-long implications. Phthalates describe a class of anti-androgenic chemicals that have the potential to disrupt the body’s hormonal balance. They
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